Our Creative Team.
Raffaello was born in North London, England. He is an English Italian Actor-writer and director. His notable acting film credits include The Hustle (2019), Rush (2013), Saving Private Ryan (1998), In Love and War (1997), Wit (2011), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Unlocked (2017). He wrote and directed his first feature, Flim: The Movie in 2014, which was nominated for a British Independent film award in the category British Debut.
Simone is an award-winning Scottish actress and producer. She is best known for her acting roles in award-winning TV shows such as ‘Bad Girls’, ‘Wire in the Blood’, ‘Monarch of the Glen’, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ She also appeared in Oscar winning British film ‘Philomena’, ITV’s ‘The Loch’, and soon to be released x6 part ITV series, ‘A Confession’ starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton. Simone also played a cameo role in recently released independent feature, ‘Burning Men’, which she also co-cast.
As a producer Simone has worked with her husband, Raffaello Degruttola on various Contro Vento Film projects including 'British Independent Film Award’ nominated, ‘Flim, the Movie’ and most recently, ’Transference’