Meaningful Content Creators
Founded by award-winning director Sergio Navarretta and writer Alessandra Piccione, S.N.A.P. Films Inc. is a production company and creative hub committed to creating meaningful and impactful content. Alongside numerous television projects, the company has completed several short subject films, two documentaries, and three internationally award-winning feature films, including: THE CUBAN, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, and LOOKING FOR ANGELINA.
Winning Best Narrative Feature and Audience Awards at the L.A. Pan African Film Festival and the Montreal Black Film Festival and the Borsos Award for Cinematography at the Whistler Film Festival, THE CUBAN, stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo. The film was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards, ran the Oscar nomination race, and won accolades at film festivals worldwide, resonating with audiences everywhere. Learn more about THE CUBAN here.
S.N.A.P. Films Inc. is currently developing a number of television series and feature film projects which will be announced soon, and attends major international markets to option new projects, develop current ones, and meet with strategic partners from around the globe.
S.N.A.P. Films Inc. is committed to gender parity and to fostering a respectful workplace that values diversity and inclusion, dignity, courteous conduct, fairness, positive communication & professional working relationships.
Alessandra Piccione began her writing career in the world of theatre, where she received critical acclaim for her play, NAKED. After meeting New York writer Frank Canino, Alessandra became interested in the history of Angelina Napolitano, and teamed up with Canino to write the screenplay for what became the internationally award-winning film, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA. Inspired by her own experience, and the personal stories of her collaborators, Alessandra wrote the screenplay for THE CUBAN, which is now featured in the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library. Alessandra has written and produced three feature films under S.N.A.P. Films Inc., including THE CUBAN, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, and LOOKING FOR ANGELINA. In addition, she reunited with Frank Canino to co-write THE REUNION, which won the Feature Screenplay award at the WILDSound International Screenplay Festival in Toronto, Canada, and wrote feature scripts for AMBI Pictures, as well as Ken Corday and NBC Studios.
Alessandra is currently living in her happy place, developing new creative projects for the company, intended to entertain, inspire, and move audiences around the world. She is a producer for all of S.N.A.P. Films Inc.’s projects, and is continuing her mission to tell stories featuring strong female characters.
Sergio Navarretta is an internationally award-winning director of three feature films, including THE CUBAN, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, and LOOKING FOR ANGELINA. He is passionate about telling meaningful stories, draws inspiration from Italian neorealism, and ultimately considers his work an exploration of the human condition. Sergio has also directed a number of award-winning short films, including THE FORTUNE COOKIE, OVER A SMALL CUP OF COFFEE, and the animated EN PLEIN AIR, an homage to the Group of Seven.
Sergio also brings his producing experience to S.N.A.P. Films Inc., having executive produced ANDRON, starring Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin; the star-studded ARCTIC DOGS, with John Cleese, Angelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, and Heidi Klum, and the upcoming LAMBORGHINI, starring Frank Grillo and Gabriel Byrne. He was a consulting producer on TRADING PAINT, starring John Travolta.
In 2020, Sergio was honoured to join Being Black in Toronto, where he mentored five astounding filmmakers. The Being Black in Toronto program was conducted in collaboration with S.N.A.P. Films Inc., and the completed films were featured on CBC and are currently available to stream here on CBC Gem.
An active member of the DGC, Sergio is currently developing several feature projects, television series, and projects across media. His exciting new podcast, CREATIVITY UNLEASHED, is set to launch in 2022.