Welcome to Fixer Italy

WE OFFER

Production support and services throughout Italy

WE SPECIALIZE IN

Documentaries, entertainment & format TV, food & travel shows, commercials, independent films, photo shoots, corporate videos

WE`RE UNIQUE

We are Italian/English bilingual fixers with extensive experience in television production, our mixed origins allow us to understand Italian and foreign cultures and blend them together

FIXER ITALY SERVICES

RESEARCH, LOCATION SCOUTING, CASTING.

PERMIT CLEARANCE & NEGOTIATIONS.

FIELD PRODUCTION.

FIXER SERVICES.

ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORTS, LOGISTICS.

DRONE FILMING.

CAMERA CREWS, LIGHITING & GRIP, JIB HIRE.

UNDERWATER FILMING.

TRANSLATION SERVICES & SUBTITLES.

DRONE VIDEO FIXER ITALY

WHY YOU CAN RELY ON US!

We have been operating as TV producers and fixers since the year 2000. Our work is mainly with international productions. We both grew up in Italy of mixed British/Italian families so we are part of a cultural mix. We understand cultural and language barriers. The main help we can provide to foreigners is the liaison with bureaucratic offices in Italy which can be difficult and sometimes even impossible to deal with, not to mention the scarcity of English speaking staff.

We enjoy our work so much as we team up with very experienced and passionate crews, we spend days and weeks on location with small or larger crews and the team work is one of the keys to a successful shoot. Present day travel and food shows are often demanding in terms of working hours so we are used to long days but with the right spirit we enjoy every minute! We have loyal partners in almost in every corner of Italy and so we can provide reliable services ranging from location scouting, casting, contributors and research to crew hire, rentals, drivers, drone operators. We can provide translation services on the shoot and follow up with interview transcriptions and translation.

Our Team

Alison Ercolani

Alison Ercolani

Fixer

Alison is a bilingual Italian/English producer and fixer with 15 years experience. She gained extensive knowledge on film production during her long-term role as Production Manager at award winning production company B&B Film where she was responsible for all aspects of production - early stage development, financing, production, post-production and distribution. She has worked with all major international broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, History Channel, Travel Channel, Al Jazeera, HBO, PBS, NDR, arte, National Geographic, Discovery, NHK, Food Network and many more. Her long and intense work in a production company has given her considerable knowledge on creative, budgeting, film permit clearance, staff employment and coordination, trouble shooting, crew management. Being involved for many years in numerous and prestigious historical documentaries and food & travel shows shot all over the country she has now some of the most extensive knowledge as local producer and fixer in Italy.

Paul Parisi

Paul Parisi

Fixer

Paul is an English/Italian field producer, fixer and still photographer with 10 years experience who has worked with prestigious international companies and clients for television productions, photography, music events and commercials. He has been involved in a great number of shoots in Italy thus his knowledge and understanding of locations, local authorities and providers is incredible and always plays a key role for the success of a shoot. He has filmed in the most notorious and even more remote locations in Italy with the most varied productions ranging from travel & food, format tv shows, commercials, historical documentaries to corporate videos. He also works as still photographer and with photographers to assist photo shoots in beautiful cities like Venice, Milan and Florence for fashion, arts and food. He has worked with many international broadcasters such as Channel 4, ITV, BBC, History Channel, Vice, Travel Channel.

Our Clients

From the Blog

GINO’S ITALIAN FAMILY ADVENTURE

Gino and his family! Fixer Italy has been producing with Gino all his Italy series since 2015, every year across Italian regions discovering food, places and people. In this brand new series we took Gino and his family back to his favourite places: his hometown near Naples, his second home in Sardinia and down to the deep south of Calabria and Puglia. Fixer Italy has researched, secured and coordinated content and film permits for the whole series. Filming on scooters, cars, boats and with drones, fishing, cooking, dancing and so many more adventurous activities always with Gino’s incredible personality. Travel and food series are the most demanding and longer to prepare but we have managed with the best of support from our local teams in various regions of Italy.

Can’t wait for the next Gino series!

BEAR GRYLLS

Back with one of our favourite hosts and production crews.

Filming in the most scenic and incredible spots of the Italian Dolomites we worked for many weeks during the most critical Covid regional closure lockdown. Fixer Italy has provided full production services for 2 episodes of the National Geographic series Running Wild and the Netflix series You vs. Wild: Out Cold. We went above and beyond this time securing the most tricky and difficult services: from WWII props to trained animals, from explosive specialists to a very peculiar prop – an aeroplane!

When you work in this field you understand how much happens behind the scenes and how much passion and dedication the whole team puts in. The incredible professionality of all US and UK crew members and the safety team, local Alpine guides and helicopter pilot made it fun and extraordinary. We worked so hard to supply the best production services even at a time of great difficulty and our local crew has been excellent. We will treasure this experience as one of our best.

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Michelle Obama Netflix

Waffles and Mochi Netflix series

working on such a clever and special series has been an honour for us. Created by Michelle Obama and produced by Netflix the show takes younger children on an adventure around the world to explore ingredients and food in a very engaging and fun way.

Fixer Italy has been providing assistance for the Italy episodes in Modena with Michelin chef Massimo Bottura and his cultural project Tortellante and in Venice with Hamed Ahmadi and his amazing food project Orient Experience. Filming with high level contributors who are so kind and dedicated to projects for the less fortunate is always rewarding and increases our understanding. We had so much fun with puppets Waffle and Mochi and the fantastic team of puppeteers, their super amazing work!We love our production work but most of all we love working on interesting and social projects all over Italy.

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Bear Grylls in Sardinia

FIXER ITALY _ On National Geographic 2 new episodes of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” shot on the island of Sardinia!

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FILMING THE CARNIVAL IN SARDINIA WITH TRAVEL CHANNEL

FIXER ITALY _ In a review of our work in 2018 we are very proud to have been on board some amazing projects with clients coming back after several collaborations.It’s carnival time in the island of Sardinia. This year we are producing an episode for Travel Channel featuring the Mamoiada Carnival.

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A REVIEW OF FIXER ITALY IN 2018

FIXER ITALY _ In a review of our work in 2018 we are very proud to have been on board some amazing projects with clients coming back after several collaborations. We couldn’t be prouder and our local teams all over Italy have been an asset to the success of each single shoot. We are determined to keep up the great work with our increasing knowledge and understanding to support foreign productions in our beautiful country, always a bumpy ride but we have been working with splendid crews, amazing and funny hosts, interesting contributors and most of all unraveling some particularly interesting stories of Italian people and their activities, old and new!

Travel, food, online commercials and documentaries are always at the core of our work.

To mention some of the great programmes we’ve worked on:

Conan without borders,  Most extraordinary places to eat for the BBC, Gordon Gino and Fred’s road trip for Studio Ramsay ITV, Mary Berry quick cooking in Rome for BBC2, Rome Formula E, Travel Man 48 hours in Milan for Channel 4, Sophie Monk does Italy for Australian Nine TV, Mighty Trains for Discovery Canada, Art of Craft  CCTV-9 China, Andrew Zimmern’s Delicious Destinations in Puglia for Travel Channel, Legendary Locations for Travel Channel, Cultures Italy for Shutterstock, Mission Declassified for Travel Channel.

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