"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 the time in my life directing, producing, writing and editing international campaigns and feature films.
Lately, I'm offering 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 is located in a small town in the North of Italy and collaborates with a network of International artists.


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