Evan Oppenheimer — Writer and Director

 Evan Oppenheimer (right), with Cinematographer Gherardo Gossi

Evan Oppenheimer (right), with Cinematographer Gherardo Gossi

Lost in Florence is the sixth film written and directed by Evan Oppenheimer. His other films are A Little Game, The Speed of Thought, Alchemy, Justice, and The Auteur Theory.

Evan’s prior films have all been released worldwide, and have won numerous awards. They’ve been New York Times Highlights, TV Guide Movie Picks of the Week, and Us Weekly Picks, while reviewers’ responses have ranged from “one of the best independent films of the year” to “a classic in its own right”.

A graduate of Yale University and NYU Film School, Evan lives in New York with his wife and three daughters.


Edward Schmidt — Producer

After graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in mathematics and literature, Edward worked as an English teacher and Internet entrepreneur in Budapest, Hungary, and later became a technology and finance executive in London and New York. 

He currently directs R&D for a large quantitative investment manager, and serves on the advisory board of the Museum of Mathematics in New York.  Edward was the Executive Producer (and Second Unit Director of Photography) on A Little Game.

 Edward Schmidt shooting Second Unit footage

Edward Schmidt shooting Second Unit footage


Michael Mailer — Producer

 Michael Mailer (left), with Edward Schmidt

Michael Mailer (left), with Edward Schmidt

Michael Mailer has worked extensively in the independent film business since graduating from Harvard University in 1987. He has produced over 20 features, including Two Girls and a GuyBlack and WhiteEmpireLoverboy, and Seduced and Abandoned.

His directorial debut, Blind, starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore, will be released in 2017.


Wendy Blackstone — Producer

Wendy has been involved with numerous films from the script stage, currently overseeing the Film Division of the Blackstone Entertainment Group.

She is also a much-decorated composer, having scored over one hundred film and television projects, including Love WalkedNew Jersey DriveOnly YouDear Diary and The Dutch Master, many of which have been nominated for or won Academy Awards and Emmys. Wendy divides her time between New York and Tuscany.

 Wendy Blackstone (center), with Assistant Director Lisa DeFuso and Evan Oppenheimer

Wendy Blackstone (center), with Assistant Director Lisa DeFuso and Evan Oppenheimer


Alessandro Penazzi — Producer

 Alessandro Penazzi, with Wendy Blackstone

Alessandro Penazzi, with Wendy Blackstone

A native of Verona, Alessandro began his career in the United States in 2008. He is one of the founders of ManInHat, a commercial production company.

Films that he has produced include Euro Trapped (Ameriqua), A Night with Donald Kempinsky, Socks and Cakes, and Watch Them Fall. He collaborated previously with Evan Oppenheimer on A Little Game, and is producing Michael Mailer’s Blind, to be released in 2017, as well as James Ivory’s Richard II.