Davide Grotta

Short description

Davide Grotta is an independent photographer and filmmaker. Graduated in Marine Archeology, he be­gan taking photographs and filming during excavation campaign across the Mediterranean. He moved in Cambodia for three years working as photojournalist. His first documentary Hidden Photos has been widely screened in international film festival, art museums and universities. On April 2018, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a catamaran coming back with a screenplay and a photography project. In Production company he has worked as 1st Assistant Director on the movie of Isabella Sandri, Un confine incerto, and as assistant for Giuseppe M.Gaudin in Per Amor Vostro. I would like working again in Director dipartment or as set photographer.


Assistant Directors
  • 2017, Ötzi and the mistery of time, Gabriele Pignotta, Feature film, ONE PICTURE, Assistant Directors
  • 2017, An uncertain border / 1st AD, Isabella Sandri, Feature film, GAUNDRI Film, Assistant Directors
  • 2015, Per amor vostro, Beppe Gaudino, Feature film, GAUNDRI Film, Assistant Directors

Camera Assistants
  • 2014, Rabbits, Marlene Pardeller, Short film, Indipendente, Camera Assistants

Directors: Documentaries
  • 2016, Hidden photos, Davide Grotta, Feature documentary, ZELIG, Directors: Documentaries
  • 2015, Del vivere consueto - Notes for a portrait about Roberta Dapunt, Davide Grotta, Feature documentary, ZELIG , Directors: Documentaries
  • 2013, Domindo, Davide Grotta, Journalistic reportage for TV, Indipendente, Directors: Documentaries

  • 2014, Non ricordarmi gli anni più belli, Agnese Blumtritt, Documentary, ZELIG, Editors

Set Photographers
  • 2018, Photographer, IDM, Journalistic reportage for TV, IDM/PLACE, Set Photographers

Video Assistants
  • 2016, Un passo dal cielo 4, Jan Maria Michelini, Television series, Lux, Video Assistants


  • 2013 – 2016, ZeLIG FILM SCHOOL, REGIA/Film director
  • 2010 – 2012, Univerisità di Bologna - ALMA MATER STUDIORUM , Laurea specialistica in Ricerca, documentazione, conservazione e divulgazione dei beni archeologici
  • 2005 – 2006, CE.FO.P. - Formazione professionale regione Sicilia - -, Operatore video e fotografo subacqueo/Underwater photographer and videographer
  • 2003 – 2007, Univerisità di Bologna - ALMA MATER STUDIORUM , Laurea triennale in Archeologia Navale