Meaningful Content Creators

Founded by director Sergio Navarretta and writer Alessandra Piccione, S.N.A.P. Films Inc. develops and creates entertaining and meaningful films, television series, and other media for a wide audience.

S.N.A.P. Films Inc.'s productions have been showcased on the festival circuit, have seen box office success in theaters, and been broadcast on television. Amongst its various media productions, S.N.A.P. Films Inc. 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 film, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA, won four international awards of distinction, was theatrically released in fifteen Canadian cities, has been featured at prestigious festivals in Canada, Italy, India and Los Angeles, and is currently in worldwide distribution.

2017 feature THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, is a smart, sexy comedy-drama about couples who cheat in wine country. The film stars Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS), David Cubitt (VIRGIN RIVER), Krista Bridges (ASTRONAUT), Brooke Palsson (LESS THAN KIND), and toured festivals across Canada and the U.S., including the Whistler Film Festival and the Sonoma International Film Festival.

Our third feature, THE CUBAN, stars Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (WATCHMEN), Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (THE EXPANSE), Ana Golja (DEGRASSI), Lauren Holly (TINY PRETTY THINGS), and Giacomo Gianniotti (GREY'S ANATOMY), and was shot in Canada and Havana, Cuba. The film won Best Narrative Feature and Audience Awards at the L.A. Pan African Film Festival and the Montreal Black Film Festival, was in the Oscar nomination race, and was nominated for three 2021 Canadian Screen Awards. Released theatrically across North America, the film is now being distributed internationally.

S.N.A.P. Films Inc. is currently developing a number of television series and feature film projects, and attends major international markets to option new projects, develop current ones, and meet with strategic partners from around the globe.

OUR WORK

Alessandra Piccione

Writer, Co-Founder

Alessandra Piccione

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, 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 an internationally award-winning film, LOOKING FOR ANGELINA. She also wrote the original screenplay for her second feature, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP.

She was honoured to attract an Oscar caliber of talent to her most recent screenplay, THE CUBAN, which tells the story of a naïve pre-med student named Mina who develops an unlikely friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician with dementia. Alessandra’s screenplay for the film was selected to be featured in the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library.

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 has taken on the role of lead producer for all of S.N.A.P. Films Inc.’s projects, and is continuing her mission of telling female stories.

Sergio Navarretta

Director, Co-Founder

Sergio Navarretta

Sergio is an internationally award-winning director with a view to telling entertaining and meaningful stories on screen.

Sergio’s directing career began with award-winning short films, commercials, lifestyle television and documentaries, and has evolved into the world of feature film and television series, among other media. Sergio has helmed three dramatic features for S.N.A.P. Films Inc., including the true historical drama LOOKING FOR ANGELINA, THE COLOSSAL FAILURE OF THE MODERN RELATIONSHIP, and THE CUBAN. Sergio’s films have had successful festival screenings across the globe, won multiple awards, have had theatrical success, and are now in worldwide distribution.

Having worked in both live action and animation with top Hollywood talent, Sergio also brings his experience as a producer, service producer, and executive producer to S.N.A.P. Films Inc. He executive produced sci-fi feature ANDRON, starring Danny Glover and Alec Baldwin; executive produced and oversaw all aspects of production for the star-studded animated feature ARCTIC DOGS, starring Jeremy Renner, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, and Heidi Klum; is executive producing LAMBORGHINI, starring Alec Baldwin and Antonio Banderas, and acted as a consulting producer on TRADING PAINT, starring John Travolta and Shania Twain.

In addition to his prolific work in entertainment, he has taught masterclasses for Reel Works in New York City, and sat on several panels for the Academy of Film and Television, TIFF, Women in Film Toronto, Ontario Creates, Halifax Black Film Festival, Alzheimer’s societies, and FOLCS (New York City). Recently, he was named president of the Jury for the ICFF/Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival in Toronto.

In 2020, Sergio was honoured and proud to be asked to join Being Black in Canada’s Being Black in Toronto initiative, where he served as a Mentorship and Production Advisor, mentoring five astounding filmmakers. Participants in the program have the opportunity to present their films as a World Premiere at the Toronto Black Film Festival, as well as at the Halifax Black Film Festival and Montreal International Black Film Festival. The Being Black in Toronto program was conducted in collaboration with S.N.A.P. Films Inc.

Sergio is currently developing a number of feature projects, television series, and projects across media.

Diversity Policy

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.