Davide Marengo (Naples, 1972) is a self-taught director of films for cinema (A boyfriend for my wife, The lithium conspiracy, Night bus) tv series (The hunter, Boris 3, Crimini, Inspector Manara, Sirens) music videos (Carmen Consoli, Daniele Silvestri, Negramaro), commercials (Breil, Telecom, Mastercard), documentaries and short films that have received many prizes in international festivals.

2020

The Hunter 2 (Il Cacciatore) 8 episodes – TV SERIES for RAI 2 – AMAZON
produced by Cross Prouctions, Beta and Rai Fiction
created by Marcello Izzo, Silvia Ebreul, Alfonso Sabella
The Hunter is inspired by the book “Il cacciatore di mafiosi” which recounts the true story of the antimafia judge Alfonso Sabella who arrested the most dangerous mafia bosses in Sicily, also responsible for the deaths for the judges Falcone and Borsellino.
starring Francesco Montanari, Miriam Dalmazio, Alessio Praticò, Edoardo Pesce, Francesco Foti, Roberto Citran, Francesca Inaudi, Gaetano Bruno

2018

The Hunter (Il Cacciatore) 6 episodes (7-12) – TV SERIES for RAI 2 – AMAZON
produced by Cross Prouctions, Beta and Rai Fiction
Official competition at the 1st international Canneseries.
created by Marcello Izzo, Silvia Ebreul, Alfonso Sabella
The Hunter is inspired by the book “Il cacciatore di mafiosi” which recounts the true story of the antimafia judge Alfonso Sabella who arrested the most dangerous mafia bosses in Sicily, also responsible for the deaths for the judges Falcone and Borsellino.
starring Francesco Montanari, Miriam Dalmazio, Francesco Foti, Paolo Briguglia, Edoardo Pesce, David Coco, Roberta Caronia

2017

Sirens (Sirene) – TV SERIES – 12 episodes for RAI 1
produced by Cross Prouctions, Beta and Rai Fiction
created by Ivan Cotroneo
Sirene tells the story of a family of mermaids in search of a runaway triton who has taken refuge in Naples.
starring Luca Argentero, Valentina Bellé, Mariapia Calzone, Ornella Muti, Denise Tantucci, Michele Morrone, Massimiliano Gallo.

2014

A boyfriend for my wife (Un fidanzato per mia moglie) CINEMA
produced by ITC Movie and Rai Cinema. Distributed by 01.
The movie, a remake of the argentinian “Un novio para mi mujer”, is a romantic commedy It is the story of a couple’s crisi in which the man attempts rather clumbsily resolve the situation by paying a disreputable playboy to help him leave his wife
starring Paolo Kessisoglu, Luca Bizzarri, Geppi Cucciari, Ale & Franz, Dino Abbrescia

2011

The lithium conspiracy (Breve storia di lunghi tradimenti) CINEMA
Produced by emme and Rai Cinema.
Courmayeur Noir Festival of 2012
From the homonymous book by Tullio Avoledo, this is a thriller filmed in Rome, Turin, London, Bolivia and Columbia. It tells the story of a provincial lawyer who finds himself catapulted into the middle of international intrigue involving the illegal exploitation of the planet’s enegry resources.
starring Guido Caprino, Carolina Crescentini, Maya Sansa, Philippe Leroy, Ennio Fantastichini, Flora Martinez.

2010

Boris 3 TV SERIES – 14 episodes for FOX TV, RAI 3, NETFLIX
produced by WildSide.
Flaiano Prize 2011 for the best TV direction.
The third season of the italian cult series broadcast which tells the comic misadventures of a television set. The protagonist is the director Renè Ferretti accompanied by his troupe of endearing characters in desperate search of a “quality” that seems impossible to get on TV.
starring Francesco Pannofino, Caterina Guzzanti, Pietro Sermonti, Antonio Catania, Paolo Calabresi, Alessandro TIberi.
guest star Laura Morante, Filippo Timi, Marco Giallini, Paolo Sorrentino.

2009

Inspector Manara (Il Commissario Manara) 12 episodes RAI 1
Produced by Dauphine e Rai Fiction.
In competition Rome International Fiction Festival 2008
This black comedy tv series, replied more times in the years, it tells the story of a unconventional inspector that investigates on the homicides of a small Tuscan community.
starring Guido Caprino, Roberta Giarrusso, Lucia Ocone, Augusto Fornari, Jane Alexander, Cristian Ginepro.

Little dream – TV MOVIE of the series “Crimini 2” – RAI 2
produced by: Rodeo drive and Rai Fiction
awarded at the Rome Fiction Festival 2010
created by Massimo Carlotto
This police drama tells about the investigation of the police man Campagna on the mysterious disappearance of the girl of his old friend.
starring Rodolfo Corsato, Marco Giallini, Guido Caprino, Claudia Zanella, Francesco Foti, Barbara Bouchet.

Dirty snow (Neve sporca) TV MOVIE of the series “Crimini 2”– RAI 2
produced by: Rodeo drive and Rai Fiction,
Courmayeur Noir film festival 2010
created by Giancarlo De Cataldo
Shooting among the snows of Courmayeur, it tells about two boys that find a purse full of heroin that they try to sell to a criminal that will put them in danger of life.
starring: Marcello Mazzarella, Thomas Trabacchi, Alessandro Roja, Roberto Citran, Lavinia Longhi, Thierry Toscan.

2007

Night bus (Notturno bus) CINEMA
produced by emme and Rai Cinema. Distributed by 01.
A series of misunderstandings leads Leila and Francesco in a story of blackmails, chases and traps. The stakes are: a hot document and a suitcase full of money.
This noir comedy was nominated for “Best New Director” at the David di Donatello Awards 2007 and won the award for “Best Original Song”. The film participated in many film festivals around the world, won several awards and it was also distributed in China dubbed into chinese.
starring Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Valerio Mastandrea and Ennio Fantastichini

Dall’altra parte della luna (rockumentary)
produced by Caterina Caselli’s SUGAR Production.
presented at the Venice Film Festival 2007 and co-directed with Dario Baldi, this rockumentary shows the italian rock band NEGRAMARO, during the recording of the album “La finestra”.

2005

Craj (documentary)
produced by Gianluca Arcopinto
A documentary about traditional music in Apulia and their most renowned artists. It was awarded with the “Lino Miccichè” prize for best first film at the Venice Film Festival 2005, won the 1st prize at the “Libero Bizzarri” Festival, the 2nd prize at the Italian Cinema Festival of Paris and was nominated for “Best Documentary” at the Nastri d’argento 2006.

Filmography

2020 – Il cacciatore 2 (tv Series)
2018 – Il cacciatore (tv series)
2017 – Sirene (tv series)
2014 – Un fidanzato per mia moglie (cinema)
2011 – Breve storia di lunghi tradimenti (cinema)
2010 – Boris 3 (tv series)
2009 – Little dream (tv movie)
2009 – Neve sporca (tv movie)
2008 – Commisario Manara (tv series)
2007 – Dall’altra parte della luna (doc)
2006 – Notturmo bus (cinema)
2005 – Craj (doc cinema)
2002 – La stretta di mano (short)
1997 – Dead train (short)
1996 – Shit! (short)