Luca Merli

Director, Producer, Art Director, Founder
Luca Merli is the Block10 /Onde Nostre / Skate and Surf Film Festival – SSFF founder, a photographer, director and entrepreneur. He has directed advertising, short film, documentaries, web series and music videos for national and international clients. His films about surfing culture in Italy are distributed worldwide on Netflix and all the major digital platforms. Luca graduated at Goldsmith’s College in the Uk, he started his career as a photographer working for advertising agencies and music business where he also started directing. Luca is passionate individual, always open to new adventures, he loves team work achievements. In his career has been awarded with some important international awards – “Best Documentary” at Nord/Nordost Surf Film Festival Berlin, “Best Feature” at San Diego Surf Film Festival in 2015, “Best Cinematography” at SAL Surf at Lisbon Surf Film Festival, “Best Documentary” and “Best Soundtrack” at MIMPI Surf and Skate Film Festival Brasil in 2014, “Best Surf Movie Shirt” at Florida Surf Film festival in 2018, Thames Television Photographic Competition, Vimeo Staff Pick, Winner of Best Photo Cover for “Amorematico” by Subsonica at the Italian Music Award, Winner of a Key Award for the “Radio Deejay” commercial and for the Telecom “Video Telefono” commercial, Finalist at the “Mezzo Minuto D’Oro”, Bronze Award at the New York Film Festival with the commercial Telecom “Video telefono” .

CLIENTS: Nissan, Jeep, Radio Deejay, Sony Music, Universal, Champion, Persol, Replay Jeans, Adidas, Vans, Valentino, Sundek, Ducati Scrambler, Hyundai, Nike, Nintendo, Dodo, Seea, Tim, Sky, La Repubblica, Lightning Bolt, Marie Claire, Vice, Nescafè, Deus, Arena, Dickies, Courmayeur, Marcelo Burlon, Woolrich, Eastpak, Bear, Iuter, Barilla, Samsung, Ferrero, La Gazzetta Dello Sport

AGENCIES: Sartoria, Publicis, McCann Erikson, Leo Burnett, J. Walter Thomson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Crac, Studio Marani

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS: SAL Surf At Lisbon Film Festival 2013 and 2016, International Surf Film Festival Anglet 20012 and 2103 (FR), Nord/Nordwest Surf Film Festival Berlin 2012 and 2013, San Diego Surf Film Festival 2012 and 2013 (USA), Areatoa Surf Film Festival (NZ) 2013, Canarias Surf Film Festival 2013 and 2014, Never Stop Surf Film Fest Salinas 2013 and 2015, Byron Bay Surf Film Festival 2013 (Au), Honolulu Surf Film Festival at Honolulu Museum of Modern Art Hawaii (USA) 2012 and 2014, I am Surf Amsterdam 2014, London Surf Film Festival 2014 and 2018, Save The Waves Surf Film Festival 2014 (USA), Adventure Outdoor Film Festival 2014 (IT), Barcelona Surf Film Festival 2014, Madrid Surf Film Festival 2017, Noosa Surf Film Festival 2017 (AU), Huntington Beach (USA) 2017, Santa Crus Surf Film Festival 2017 and 2018 (USA), Portuguese Surf Film Festival 2017, Athens Surf Film Festival 2017 (GR), Vagabonde Surf Film Festival (FR) 2016, New Orleans Surf Festival (USA) 2016 and more.

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