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)
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.
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.