Giulio D'Ercole

Giulio D'Ercole
Film director, Photographer
Column : Cinema/tv, Photo

Giulio D'Ercole has been a successful Producer and Director in the International Media business for almost two decades. His portfolio extends from movie trailers, musical events, exclusive premiers, science and children's programs, and commercials, to international award winning documentaries and news reportage of some of the most dramatic events of our times.

He founded Canvas Africa Productions Ltd. a Media Company based in Nairobi (Kenya) in 2003 to focus his work mainly on human rights, protection and development issues through the medium of video documentaries and photography. The Company's goal is to produce quality communication and information materials to give greater visibility to the most pressing social issues of the day.

Given his broad experience with Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations in Africa, Mr. D'Ercole also serves as a Media Consultant for the design and implementation of Media/Communication strategies.


Founder and Director of Canvas Africa Productions Ltd. Kenya, an independent Media House dedicated to social related documentaries and photographic products, Communication and Media consultant for UN Agencies and NGOs.


- Outstanding ability to produce, direct and edit Audio Visual products that combine factual information with personal, compelling stories
- Excellent photographer
- Very good communication skills
- Fast and efficient problem solver, focused and detail oriented.
- Able to lead and collaborate effectively in a team environment, promoting participation with colleagues, projects beneficiaries and stakeholders
- Punctual on deadlines and respectful of project budgets
- Strong reporting and project-writing ability

IItalian (Mother tongue), English (Fluent), French and Spanish (Conversational).


1998 Certificate in Broadcasting at New York University (USA)

1994 Certificate in screenwriting at University of California Los Angeles (USA)

1985 Degree in Literature at UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA".


With the United Nations:

2006 UN-OCHA video for CAP 2007: The Human Face of Emergency in Somalia

2006 Film Production Trainer for the UNESCO Project "ICT for Intercultural Dialogue, developing communication capacities for Indigenous People"

2006 Media consultant for ILO in charge of designing a Media Strategy for Somaliland and Puntland aimed at expanding information on business and job opportunities to improve livelihoods and decrease conflict risk due to poverty.

2006 Director Producer of a video on ILO's SEEL Projects.

2006 UNESCO Project officer for the FGM Communication Strategy for Somalia and for the Avian Influenza Communication strategy for East Africa (Regional).

2006 Photographs published by UNAIDS Somalia, UNAIDS Kenya and UNESCO

2004-6 UNESCO Project Officer for Media Civic Education Project in Somalia

2003 Documentary on Somalia peace process for International Peace Day (UNDP) With Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations:

2006-2007 Director and Producer of a one hour documentary on the "Tuseme Program" for the Ministry of Education of Tanzania, Fine & Peforming Arts Department, University of Dar-es-Salaam, FAWE (NGO)

2006 Director and Producer of a visibility video for the International NGO, CARE

2005-6 Director and Producer of five documentaries for the African NGO Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) on Gender Responsive Pedagogy
(Filmed in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda)

2004 Director and Producer of a documentary for the African NGO Partners For Progress on Peer Education

2004 Director and Producer of a Video on the Nairobi International Conference on FGM for the Italian Cooperation Office (Italian Embassy) in Kenya

1998-2001 Senior Producer for RAI Corporation (New York-based office of RAI, Italian State Television Network) - documentaries, news segments (including post 9/11), satellite world wide productions and entertainment shows

1997-1998 Producer for RAI International - 15 documentaries produced

With the Private Sector

2003 Co-founder and Director of Canvas Africa Production, Nairobi, Kenya

2003 Commercials campaign (Four advertisements) for Kentank (Kentainers Ltd.)

2003 Director & Executive Producer for Rossellini & Associati, Rome, Italy ("From Used to Abused" Documentary on human trafficking and prostitution)

2002 Scriptwriter for the short fiction film, 'The Cure'

2002 Line Producer for Globalvision, Inc. (New York, NY, USA) ("The Hole in the Wall" Award-winning documentary on ICT on slum children in India)

1988-1997 Promo producer, Program Producer and script writer for TMC (Italian Co)


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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