Nicola Bernasconi

Born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1973. Grew up in Lugano. Swiss nationality.
Education: Linguistic High School Diploma; Humanistic studies at the University of Lausanne; Bachelor degree in Communication Sciences at USI (Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano); studies in Film Production at the Civica Scuola di Cinema, TV & Nuovi Media of Milan, Italy.

Starts working in cinema and television industry as a production assistant in 1996, then works as a freelance production manager and independent producer in Italy & Switzerland from 2002 to 2005. From 2006 to 2012 works as a jr. producer at ventura film, a production company based in the south of Switzerland. Since January 2013 teaches “Film production” at CISA film school (Conservatorio Internazionale di Scienze Audiovisive, Lugano/Locarno). In 2014 he establishes ROUGH CAT sagl, a production company based in Lugano that aims at developing and producing both documentaries and fiction films by young and mainly local authors, keeping an eye on European cinema and international co-productions.