Luigi Calabrese is an Italian American Director and photographer based in Los Angeles. Assisting and observing the greats like the late Frank Budgen and Peter Thwaites, he is building a voice in music videos and short form content that is enigmatic, emotionally driven and high concept.
The slow burning visuals of his provocative promo for rapper Siimba Selassiie rewrites the Renaissance canon in the light of gun violence and police brutality, placing Black people against a backdrop of power, worship and veneration. Featured in Dividing Lines: An African American and Native American Symposium, it was also officially selected in the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival, Bowery Film Festival NY and Blow-Up international Art Festival Chicago.
True to his Italian roots, football is his one true love.