An unconventional filmmaker mixing genres and formats, Lorenzo Fonda captures his audiences with his unexpected visual combinations and innovative ways of telling stories. He has collaborated with clients such as Meta, Nike, National Geographic, MTV, Google X, The New Yorker. His works range from films, ads and music videos (live-action and animated!) all the way to illustrations, murals and comic books.

Lorenzo Fonda is an Italian multi-media artist and filmmaker based in Italy and the US. At a young age, he started skateboarding and was thus introduced to an eye-opening new world of visual styles, music, cultures, and DIY ideas. In line with this attitude, he self-taught himself illustration, animation and filmmaking, also dabbling in the field of interactive websites and installations.

Lorenzo collaborated with Italian mural artist and animator BLU, which resulted in the feature-length documentary Megunica. During the shooting of the film, Lorenzo and BLU created the wall-painting stop-motion technique, which BLU then took to another level with his groundbreaking animated short film Muto

The success of Megunica took Lorenzo to United States, where he steadily lived for about 11 years. During that time he directed commercials, music videos, short films and documentaries, and worked on several special projects with illustrations, comics, and murals.

We’re thrilled to add Lorenzo to the line-up of Blend 2022. We can’t wait for him to share his perspective and expertise on creating. He will appear at both events, Amsterdam and Breda.

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