Assistant Professor Fiction Director, Media Arts
Antonio Tibaldi was born in Australia and raised in Europe. He studied art history, psychology and philosophy at the University of Florence. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study film directing at California Institute of The Arts where he received an MFA.
He has written and directed 5 feature films. Credits include ON MY OWN (Alliance Atlantis), LITTLE BOY BLUE (Warner Bros.), KISS OF FIRE (Miramax). His films have been shown at many international festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, San Sebastian, Montreal, Hamptons.
He has been nominated for 6 AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards. Actors he has worked with include Judy Davis, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Ryan Phillippe, Shirley Knight, Stefano Dionisi, Christina Applegate.
He has been a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1987. His writing assignments include an adaptation of Gay Talese’s Unto the Sons for writer/producer Nick Pileggi. He is also an active documentarian. He has been sent by UNTV (United Nations TV) to remote parts of the world to put the spotlight on some of the world’s most underreported stories. His recent missions have been to Indonesia, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.