Mini Bio (1)
Valentina Castellani was born in Florence, Italy, where her family owns since the 1800's an Opera House Theatre, the "Teatro Verdi". Growing up behind the stage, watching operas, plays and ballets, obviously had a strong influence on her. She graduated from College, majoring in Arts and painting. She started her acting career, studying at the Academy Theatre in Florence under the guidance of the great Vittorio Gassman. Mr Gassman directed her in several plays from both Italian and Greek classic repertoire.
Valentina moved to Paris in 1993, where she studied at the Ecole Du Cinema Francaise. It was in Paris that she had her real debut in the motion picture industry. "Paris taught me everything I needed to know about life, passion and the arts". Since then, Valentina has been working in several international productions: TV series, Movies and Theatre, in Italy, France and the United States. Valentina now resides in Los Angeles, with her daughter Sofia. She loves to draw and paint.
In 2012, Valentina Castellani created Quinn Studios, in memory of Francesco Quinn, her beloved husband and son of Oscar winning actor Anthony Quinn, deceased on August 2011.
Quinn Studios is a production and post production company, formed by partners Valentina Castellani and Massimiliano Musina. Quinn Studios continues the Quinn legacy in the fields of entertainment, the arts, and world peace.
In 2012, Quinn Studios produced the documentary series "Life On A Bike" based on the Italian pro cycling tour Giro D'Italia, filmed across 11 countries.
In 2014 Quinn Studio co-produced the movie "The Butterfly's Dream", candidate for Academy Award and Golden Globe 2014, as Best Foreign Movie. Also winner of the Milano International Film Festival, the World Sound Track Academy 2014, The Siena Film Festival 2014, and nominated for a Grammy Award 2015.
Quinn Studios also helped on the post production of "The Square", a Documentary on the Egyptian conflict, which won all major International Awards, including the Directors Guild Award 2014, Sundance Film Festival 2014, Berlin Film Festival, Dubai Film Festival, and more.
Quinn Studios is working on a Documentary film about the Dome of the Rock in Israel from the perspective of the three major religions. "One Rock Three Religions" is scheduled to be released in April 2015.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: mgmt