Luca Alverdi was born in Milan (Italy) in 1965.
In 1989, he began his career as a Film Editor in the same city. Over the years, he's edited many TV commercials for the European, African and Middle Eastern markets, as well as documentaries, institutional films, music videos, short films for Cinema and Television. In the field of advertising, his collaboration with directors as Marco Schillaci and Diamantino Ferreira was particularly rewarding.
 Alongside director Marina Spada, he had the pleasure of working with the artist of world renown Arnaldo Pomodoro, and with the great italian photographer Gabriele Basilico. In 1996, Luca established the company Diva Film Editors, which was active in Milan for a decade. Between 2003 and 2005, he was also Tutor of Film Editing at Milano Scuola di Cinema e Televisione (
In 2007 he edited the award winning Brazilian feature film ESTÔMAGO: A GASTRONOMIC STORY, directed by Marcos Jorge (, which inaugurated his international career as a feature film editor. Thanks to ESTÔMAGO, in 2009 he has been nominated for the Best Editing Award at the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. The same year, he emerged winner of the Best Editing Award at at the fifth edition of the IBRACINE (Ibero Brazil Cine Festival), for the movie THE ART OF STEALING, directed by Leonel Vieira. In 2012 he edited the epic war film LINES OF WELLINGTON, directed by Valeria Sarmiento, which was in competition for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. In 2013, he post-graduated with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences - Cinema and Television at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal). In 2013/2014 he was a Visiting Lecturer and Guest Researcher at the LABCINE - Cinematic Arts Laboratory from São Paulo’s Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil).


Milano, viale Melchiorre Gioia.
Courtesy of Gabriele Basilico - all rights reserved.

Gabriele Basilico Milan, June 1998.
Extract from: “La ciudad interrumpida - The Interrupted City”. Published by ACTAR, Barcelona 1999.