Withstand is an award-winning Milan based production company, with a reputation for creativity and excellence. We produce commercials, branded content, documentaries, short films, music videos & animations. By accommodating a variety of creative needs, we offer an ideal environment of exchange with agencies and clients. Established in 2012, Withstand has kept the same passion throughout the years, with one main goal: being able to always deliver high-end and beautifully crafted commercials and creative content.
Via Privata Casentino 8
20158, Milan (MI)
+39 02 6686821
Davide Ferazza, Milano, 1980.
After graduating in Philosophy with a specialization in Aesthetics, Davide has worked for two years as an editor for the publishing house Abscondita. He then later received an MA in Business Management at the SDA Bocconi University in Milan, and worked at Piccolo Teatro di Milano as curator for the video comunication department (including documentaries on Luca Ronconi, Luis Pasqual and Pina Bausch). After collaborating with other production companies based in Milan, in 2012 he was the founder of Withstand.
After her BA in PR and Advertising at the IULM University in Milan, Ilaria moved to Perugia to obtain a Master in Advertising Communication at the University for Foreigners. She started her career in 2006 at the Venice Film Festival, then she moved back to Milan to realize her dream and starting to work for an international production company based in Milan. She joined Withstand at the beginning of 2016.
Alessandro Giorgio. Torino, 1977.
As Ph.D. in Film History at Università di Torino, he studied silent Danish cinema. For several years he worked at the programming and the retrospectives for Cinemambiente International Environmental Film Festival. He then held various roles in cultural, sporting and traveling events in Europe and North America. He also collaborated with other film and music festivals worked on the set of short films and documentaries. Currently, Alessandro is the General Secretary of Torino Short Film Market and manage the programming of Italian Short Film Agency. From 2013 is distributor and producer for Withstand.
Maddalena Crespi, Milan, 1989.
Born in Milan and raised in Scotland, Maddalena graduated in English Literature. She started her career as producer for the Italian magazine Rivista Studio where she created original and branded content. She began producing for Cattleya films and worked with several production companies, screenwriters and award winning directors, before joining Withstand film.
Elisabetta Carli, born in a little village surrounded by cows nearby Vicenza in 1989. She graduated at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Art Direction. In 2013 she moved to Tallinn, looking for nordic inspirations: she found a job as Art Director in an advertising agency and later realized that she hated Illustrator and Indesign. In 2014 she moved to Stockholm in order to drink a lot of coffee, eat cinnamon rolls and study Swedish Cinema at Stockholm University. The following year she chose Paris as her next destination where she worked as an assistant director for few French productions. In 2016 she got a degree in cinema production at Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti and at the same time started to work as TV-Producer in Leagas Delaney. She joined Withstand at the end of 2019.
She started her career as a producer for many photographers and production companies. In 2013 she decided to change her life and to become a certified accountant. She joined Withstand in 2017 and she’s ready to deal with enthusiasm a new working experience.
Lorenzo Damiani. Portoferraio, 1971.
graduated in political science. During his universities studies he gets in touch with the ADV's world as a driver, and suddenly he understands that he wants to be part of the advertising world and work 360° with professionals in communication. Right after his graduation he obtains the Tv producer role in DLV, one of the coming out agencies in Milan and Italy in terms of the communication reality. After three years working in the agency, he realizes that his greatest desire is to work on film production; he gets then involved in TheFamilyFilm during its start up period facing international projects as BMW, FIAT, VW, SAAB CAMPARI, TIM FERRERO PARMALAT and a lot more, cooperating with important Italian and international directors. In December 2009 Lorenzo decides that it's time to find new goals and in March 2010 he becomes K48's executive producer helping it in the growing process. In 2017 he is looking for a new professional turn and gets in touch with WithstandFilm becoming soon part of the team as the executive producer.