Founded by director, Sergio Navarretta, and writer, Alessandra Piccione, our productions have seen box-office success in theatres, been broadcast on television and showcased on the festival circuit. Alongside numerous television and commercial productions, S.N.A.P. Films has completed two documentaries, including ANGELINA FOUND, and several award winning short subject films, such as THE FORTUNE COOKIE, OVER A SMALL CUP OF COFFEE and EN PLEIN AIR.

The company’s first feature, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA, powerfully depicts the previously untold true history of Angelina Napolitano, an Italian immigrant who notoriously murdered her abusive husband with an ax on Easter Sunday, 1911. The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival, won four international awards of distinction, was theatrically released in fifteen Canadian cities and has been featured at prestigious festivals in Canada, Italy, India and Los Angeles. It is currently in worldwide distribution.

The company’s second feature, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP screened at festivals across Canada and the US, won two awards and was released theatrically by Level Film. “Colossal” stars Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Just Shoot Me) and Krista Bridges (19-2, Republic of Doyle) and is now available on iTunes, Amazon and most major VOD platforms across Canada and the US.

Our third feature, THE CUBAN stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog), Ana Golja (Degrassi), Lauren Holly (Dumb and Dumber) and Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey’s Anatomy). THE CUBAN was shot in Canada and Havana, Cuba, and is set for release on 2019.

S.N.A.P. Films Inc attends major international markets to option new projects, develop current ones, and to meet with strategic partners from around the globe. We have several new live action and animated features, as well as lifestyle and dramatic series, currently in development.


meet the creatives

Alessandra Piccione

Writer, Co-Founder

Alessandra began her writing career in the world of theatre where she received critical acclaim for her play, Naked, an adaptation of Nobel Prize winning author Luigi Pirandello’s Vestire Gli Ignudi. Since then, Alessandra has written short films, lifestyle television series, a documentary and three feature films under S.N.A.P. Films Inc. She collaborated with New York writer Frank Canino to pen the true story of Angelina Napolitano for what became in internationally award-winning film, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA. She also wrote the original screenplay for her second feature, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP starring Enrico Colantoni, Krista Bridges and David Cubitt.

Her most recent feature film, THE CUBAN, was inspired by the dream of one of the film’s co-producers. Drawing from imagination and personal experiences (her own and those of others) Alessandra became passionate about weaving the seed of this idea into the touching and relatable tale of Mina and Luis. THE CUBAN, shot in Ontario, and Havana, Cuba, stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., Degrassi’s Ana Golja and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, and is set for release in 2019. www.thecubanmovie.com

Alessandra co-founded S.N.A.P. Films Inc. with Sergio Navarretta, and has taken on the role of lead producer for all the company’s projects. THE CUBAN will be her third feature film as producer.

Currently she is developing a number of film projects and dramatic series for S.N.A.P. Films Inc.

Sergio Navarretta

Director, Founder

Sergio is an internationally award-winning director and producer who co-founded S.N.A.P. Films Inc. with a view to telling moving and meaningful stories on screen.

Having worked in both live action and animation with top Hollywood talent, Sergio brings his experience as a producer, service producer and executive producer to S.N.A.P. Films. He executive produced (for Canada) the sci-fi movie, ANDRON starring Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin, and service produced the star-studded animated feature ARCTIC JUSTICE, featuring Jeremy Renner, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, John Cleese and Heidi Klum. Most recently he is executive producing LAMBORGHINI, starring Alec Baldwin, and Antonio Banderas and has acted as a consulting producer on TRADING PAINT, starring John Travolta and Shania Twain.

In the director’s chair, Sergio ‘s career began with award-winning short films, commercials, lifestyle television and documentaries, and has evolved into the world of feature film and television series. Sergio has helmed three dramatic features for S.N.A.P. Films Inc., including the true historical drama, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA, starring Lina Giornofelice, and the comedy set in Niagara’s wine country, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, starring Enrico Colantoni and David Cubitt. Sergio’s films have had successful festival screenings around the globe, won multiple awards, were theatrically released and are now in worldwide distribution.

Sergio’s third feature, THE CUBAN, stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr., Ana Golja, Oscar Nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lauren Holly and Giacomo Gianniotti. THE CUBAN was shot in Brantford and Paris, Ontario, and Havana, Cuba, and is set for release in 2019. www.thecubanmovie.com

Sergio is currently developing a number of new live action and animated feature projects, as well as dramatic series for TV.

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