Alessandro Pederzoli | Script Revolution
Alessandro Pederzoli's picture
Alessandro Pederzoli
Los Angeles, United States

Italian, Mexican, screenwriter, director, musician, fencer, director of the world’s largest timed film competition, and other cool things.

Born to a Mexican literature teacher and an Italian orchestra director, Alessandro was raised in the glamor of the backstages of opera houses around the world. While growing up he lived in seven different countries, which made him fluent in four languages.

The only constant since he was five years old until he graduated college was fencing. He  fenced professionally and was part of the Olympic Team, which allowed him to travel to even more countries while competing in world cups and world championships.

He got a BA in film directing from the University of Bologna, Italy. After graduating college, he worked directing commercials in France and Mexico for several years. He then moved to Los Angeles where he finally feels at home and where he got an MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute Conservatory. His thesis short film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival VR 2020 and it was the first ever VR thesis film produced at AFI. 

His screenplays have placed as finalist and semi finalist in several screenwriting competitions such as Austin Film Festival, Final Draft Big Break, Emerging Screenwriters, among others. He was selected as one of the Inaugural Fellows of The Minority Report, an industry-vetted list of the top scripts written by diverse students. 

Most recently, he won the Writers’ Room Ready Award with his pilot “NarcoBruja”. The award recognizes outstanding work by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellows.

Alessandro writes about his life experiences. He’s interested in global stories that intertwine different cultures and talk about contemporary subjects that are frequently ignored. His characters are often fish out of water, just like himself, and end up learning that sometimes the only way out is through.


Austin Film Festival - Second-Rounder for

Scripts By Alessandro

The wife of a drug lord is left for dead after a rival cartel murders her family. Found by an indigenous Witch, she learns Pre-Hispanic black magic and vows to take revenge against the cartel.
TV Pilot Crime, Horror For sale 67pp
Austin Film Festival - Second-Rounder