Hello everybody!

My name is Sara Paganelli and I'm an Italian actress.

I was born in Bologna and at the age of twelve I moved to Milan, where I currently live.

I spent my teenage years studying Latin and Greek at school and watching old movies by B. Wilder, A.Hichcock, F.Truffaut, F.Fellini and other great classic masters.

My getting into acting came in my twenties. While I was studying Law at the University of Milan, I trained at Teatro della Contraddizione Drama School and I also took to singing. I graduated  with a thesis   titled "The trial  in Aristophanes" and  by the time I ended my apprenticeship as a lawyer, I had definetely realized that what I really wanted was being an actress. 

In my early career, I joined Teatro della Contraddizione Company, an acclaimed avant-garde theatre group. Later on, I starred in the monologue The ball (2009), directed by A.Oliva, in the award-winning comedy  The strange story of a Merlot glass (2013) by F.Coratelli, in The grey hour (2019) by A.Kristof with IdeaTeatro company and in other smalIer productions.  I also performed as a solo-artist, writing my own shows. 

In fact I've written two comedies, Cinecittà here I am (2015) and Let's not talk about me (2017). 

On set  I played  Sister  Clausura in the period drama film  Maddalena's song, by M.Campiotti, and journalist Loretta  Maggi in the short comedy Le Vecchiette del Monferrato , produced by SkyCinema.

On TV  I worked for Dea Kids, an Italian children Channel and for NickelOdeon. I also did  some commercials for international brands such as SkyTV, Adidas,Vodaphone.  

More recently, I took part in two major projects : I'm in the TV series Made in Italy (2019), purchased by Amazon Prime Video and in the thriller film Security (2021) by Peter Chelsom, starring Marco D'Amore.

In 2018 I also wrote and directed  Swimming - today I decide, a  shortfim about the importance of listening to our children.  It's a project I'm very proud of, which  received a  Special Mention  at Worldwide Comedy London Film Festival 2018 and  an Honorable Mention  at One-Reeler Shortfilm Festival LA 2018.

I sing, play the piano and read tons of fantasy books. I'm in love with Lake Maggiore, where I've got a house.

In addition, once a year, I spend a week in Venice. I'm very fond of ginger. I'd like to find a politician who makes want to believe again. I'm still looking for her (him?).

 

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FILM and TV

 

2020 SECURITY - Feauture Film 

Supporting - Indiana Prod.  dir. Peter Chelsom

2019 MADE IN ITALY - TV series  

Supporting - Mediaset Prod.  dir. Luca Lucini

e Ago Panini

 

2019  MY KIND OF LOVE - Short Film

Co-star - Prod. IED Milano dir. D.Pizzo 

 

2018 DAL GESTO ALLA DANZA - Short Film 

Co-star - Spina Prod. dir. Antonella Spina

 

2013 BACK TO SCHOOL -TV miniseries

Co-star - Nickelodeon Prod. dir. B. Ferrando

 

2012 SCHOOL PILLS TV miniseries

Co-star - DeaKids  dir. Domenico Ciolfi

 

2011 MADDALENA'S SONG -Feature Film

Supporting - Mauca Film  dir. Mauro Campiotti

 

2008 OLD LADIES FROM MONFERRATO

Short Film - Lead

SkyCinema Prod.  dir. Fabrizio Lupano

 

2007 GET READY - Short Film

Supporting - Fairy Tales Prod. dir. Alex Villamira

FILM ( as director)

 

2018 SWIMMING – TODAY I DECIDE 

Short Film - ContieneSogni Prod.  

 

STAGE (Partial List)

 

 

2018 THE GREY HOUR - Play

Role: She

Idea Teatro  dir. M. Bonomi

 

2017 LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT ME - Play

Role: Elena

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. M. Bonomi

 

2017 WOMEN AT THE AGE OF ARISTOTELES

Reading - ContieneSogni Prod.

 

 

2016 NON ESISTE FRONTIERA

Reading - VillaBuzzati Prod.

 

2015 CINECITTA' HERE I AM - Play

Role: Sara P.

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. Luca Busnengo

 

2013 THE STRANGE STORY OF A MERLOT GLASS

Play  - Role: Giulia

Onion Square Prod. dir. Luca Busnengo

 

2011 HOP FROG - Play

Role: Queen

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. Paolo Trotti

 

2009 THE BALL - Play

Role: Marguerite / Mother

Spazio89 Prod. dir. Alberto Oliva

 

COMMERCIALS

 

 

2019 MY BANK Co-star

PuntoMov Prod. dir. L. Castillo

 

2019 THE RIGHT MOMENT Co-star

Creativi Dig. Prod. dir. D.Giudici

 

2009 ADIDAS Co-star

Akita Prod. dir. E. "Salmon" Homboe

 

2008 SKYSPORT Co-star

Akita Prod. dir. E. "Salmon" Homboe

 

2008 VODAFONE SLK Co-star

The Producer Company

 

 

 

 

AWARDS (as DIRECTOR)

 

2018 SPECIAL MENTION at LONDON WORLDWIDE COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - AUTUMN SESSION

 

2018 HONORABLE MENTION at ONE-REELER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – LA

 

 

 

 

TRAINING (Partial List)

 

2020 GABRIELLE ROSE CARTER   (animal work)

 

2019 AUDITION GAME PROGRAM – Acting Pros LA ( auditioning technique)

 

2008-2015 MICHAEL MARGOTTA WORKSHOPS ( script analysis, scene study, sensory work )

 

2010-2012 ELENA ARCURI ( voice )

 

2006 MAMADOU DIOUME (phisical theatre)

 

2004-2008 TEATRO DELLA CONTRADDIZIONE DRAMA SCHOOL (Graduate)

 

 

SKILLS

 

MUSIC: SINGING SOPRANO chorus and solo singing

(Conservatorio di musica di Trento Graduate)

INSTRUMENT: PIANO (BASIC)

 

LANGUAGES: ITALIAN(native) ENGLISH(fluent) FRENCH(good)

 

ITALIAN ACCENTS: BOLOGNESE, MILANESE, ROMAN

 

 

OTHER SKILLS: ITALIAN TEACHER FOR FOREIGNERS (IBE teacher)

 

 

CAR DRIVING LICENCE

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FILM and TV

 

2020 SECURITY - Feauture Film 

Supporting - Indiana Prod.  dir. Peter Chelsom

2019 MADE IN ITALY - TV series  

Supporting - Mediaset Prod.  dir. Luca Lucini  e Ago Panini

 

2019  MY KIND OF LOVE - Short Film

Co-star - Prod. IED Milano dir. D.Pizzo 

 

2018 DAL GESTO ALLA DANZA  

Short Film  - Co-star - Spina Prod.

dir. Antonella Spina

 

2013 BACK TO SCHOOL -TV miniseries

Co-star - Nickelodeon Prod. dir. B. Ferrando

 

2012 SCHOOL PILLS TV miniseries

Co-star - DeaKids Prod.

dir. Domenico Ciolfi

 

2011 MADDALENA'S SONG -Feature Film   - Supporting - Mauca Film 

dir. Mauro Campiotti

 

2008 OLD LADIES FROM MONFERRATO

Short Film - Lead -SkyCinema Prod.  

dir. Fabrizio Lupano

 

2007 GET READY - Short Film

Supporting  - Fairy Tales Prod. dir. Alex Villamira

FILM ( as director)

 

2018 SWIMMING – TODAY I DECIDE 

Short Film - ContieneSogni Prod.  

 

STAGE (Partial List)

 

 

2018 THE GREY HOUR - Play

Role: She

Idea Teatro  dir. M. Bonomi

 

2017 LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT ME - Play

Role: Elena

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. M. Bonomi

 

2017 WOMEN AT THE AGE OF ARISTOTELES

Reading - ContieneSogni Prod.

 

 

2016 NON ESISTE FRONTIERA

Reading - VillaBuzzati Prod.

 

2015 CINECITTA' HERE I AM - Play

Role: Sara P.

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. Luca Busnengo

 

2013 THE STRANGE STORY OF A MERLOT GLASS

Play  - Role: Giulia

Onion Square Prod. dir. Luca Busnengo

 

2011 HOP FROG - Play

Role: Queen

ContieneSogni Prod. dir. Paolo Trotti

 

2009 THE BALL - Play

Role: Marguerite / Mother

Spazio89 Prod. dir. Alberto Oliva

 

COMMERCIALS

 

 

2019 MY BANK Co-star

PuntoMov Prod. dir. L. Castillo

 

2019 THE RIGHT MOMENT Co-star

Creativi Dig. Prod. dir. D.Giudici

 

2009 ADIDAS Co-star

Akita Prod. dir. E. "Salmon" Homboe

 

2008 SKYSPORT Co-star

Akita Prod. dir. E. "Salmon" Homboe

 

2008 VODAFONE SLK Co-star

The Producer Company

 

 

 

AWARDS (as DIRECTOR)

 

2018 SPECIAL MENTION at LONDON WORLDWIDE COMEDY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - AUTUMN SESSION

 

2018 HONORABLE MENTION at ONE-REELER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – LA

 

 

 

TRAINING (Partial List)

 

2020 GABRIELLE ROSE CARTER   (animal work)

 

2019 AUDITION GAME PROGRAM – Acting Pros LA ( auditioning technique)

 

2008-2015 MICHAEL MARGOTTA WORKSHOPS ( script analysis, scene study, sensory work )

 

2010-2012 ELENA ARCURI ( voice )

 

2006 MAMADOU DIOUME (phisical theatre)

 

2004-2008 TEATRO DELLA CONTRADDIZIONE DRAMA SCHOOL (Graduate)

 

 

SKILLS

 

MUSIC: SINGING SOPRANO chorus and solo singing

(Conservatorio di musica di Trento Graduate)

INSTRUMENT: PIANO (BASIC)

 

LANGUAGES: ITALIAN(native) ENGLISH(fluent) FRENCH(good)

 

ITALIAN ACCENTS: BOLOGNESE, MILANESE, ROMAN

 

 

OTHER SKILLS: ITALIAN TEACHER FOR FOREIGNERS (IBE teacher)

 

 

CAR DRIVING LICENCE