About


"Kobayashi represents one of the most modern authors of commercial films, able to take care of the TVC at 360° with great expertise and remarkable effects".

Alicia M. Huberman | Cultframe 


MISSION

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.


ABOUT

My real name is Gianfranco Gaioni.
I've spent most of my life directing, producing, writing and editing International campaigns and feature films. 

At the beginning of my career, I worked at Cinesite in London as a VFX artist on movies like Hellboy II and The Golden Compass (Academy Award Winner for Best Visual Effects in 2008)


DIRECTOR KOBAYASHI

In 2009 I founded Director Kobayashi with my wife and partner Simona Dressino.

The studio HQ is located in a small town in the Italian Alps, but we are an innovative integrated production company and most of our team works remotely from all around the World.

Thanks to high-speed connections we are able to collaborate with some of the best 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, Colombia), Michele Fabbro (UK), Andrè Shaman (UK), Silvano Richini (Italy) and many more.


CLIENTS

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


GUILDS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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


PRESS

Director Kobayashi work got published 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.


SPEAKER

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


REPRESENTATION

Italy / Ukraine / General enquiries: write to me at info(at)directorkobayashi.com
Europe: BigTime Production
Romania: Factor / Tino Fortuna