"Gianfranco represents one of the most modern author of commercial films, able to take care of the TVC at 360° with great expertise and remarkable effects"
Alicia M. Huberman | Cultframe 


I work in this field because I love to craft great stories.
I like to be involved in engaging projects, to collaborate with other creatives, to go beyond the limits of our cultures.


I've spent most of my life directing, producing, writing and editing international campaigns and feature films.
Recently I started offering also visual research services (aka ripomatics) to help agencies during their own pitching process.


In 2007 I founded Director Kobayashi with my wife and partner Simona Dressino.
The studio HQ is located in Boario Terme, a small town in the Italian Alps.
Thanks to our connections in the industry and high internet speed, we collaborate at distance with international artists and studios, including Tyler Roth (Company 3 - L.A.), Matthew Wilcock (Zelig Sound - London), Cristiano Joyeusaz (Operà Music - Milan), Matt Taylor (UK), Alejandro Hecheverry (Bogota), Michele Fabbro (London), Andrè Shaman (London), Silvano Richini (Italy) and many more.


Amazon, Universal Pictures, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Siemens, Yamaha, Diesel, RAI, MTV, Toyota, Fiat, Ferrovie Dello Stato, Enel, CheBanca!, FAO, ING Bank, Velcom, Kyivstar, UBI, Mediobanca, Zambon, Sisal, Illimity, Heineken, Saint Gobain, Peroni, Lamborghini, Mulino Bianco, Fineco, Alessi, Procter & Gamble, Leroy Merlin and many more.


AIR3 (Italian Directors Guild)
ADCI (Art Directors Club Italia) 
WGI (Writers Guild Italia)


Director Kobayashi work was featured on International websites, TV networks, magazines and newspapers, like Sky Networks, RAI, Il Sole 24 Ore, La Stampa, Il Corriere Della Sera, Bad Taste, Coming Soon, Vanity Fair, My Movies, Computer Arts, IDN, 3D World, CG Plus, Fubiz, Shots, Boards Mag, Stash, Brand Republic, Adweek Talent Gallery, Design Taxi.


Kobayashi has been invited as a key speaker at OFFF (Lisbon), KL Design Week (Kuala Lumpur), Pause Fest (Melbourne) and Cinesummit (Israel).


Italy / Ukraine / General enquiries: write to me at info(at)directorkobayashi.com
Europe: BigTime Production
China: D-Agent / Lynne Loo
Russia: Irene Timlina
Romania: Factor / Tino Fortuna