Bites of me
Looking back at my childhood, I see a kid playing with miniatures of furniture and dolls, “Alessia, what are you playing with?” my parents asked me: “I’m planning the scenery, don’t you see the tape on the floor? It helps me to divide and organize the space”.
The extremely passionate life of theatres, homes of the magic, surreal world of performing arts, have always enchanted me. At the age of 18, I decided to take my first steps in the design production world. Textiles, wood, steel, wigs, costumes, and machines. I see a magical sparkle in any handmade work. Feeling the human touch is more important than the maximum perfection, it gives to the opera an atmosphere of melancholy.
I’ve seen in the last years several reels, which made me understand that I feel the same strong feverish emotions for motion pictures as I do for theatre; looking at scenes and costumes with childlike eyes made me recognize the love for this world.
After obtaining the bachelor in Scenic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts – BRERA – in Milan, I moved to LA, where I’ve followed the studies in film, and eventually started to work at independent shorts and music videos.
I focus my attention on production design, seeing in this art the ability to create something magical and metaphorically captivating through images, colors, and shapes.
“On stage”, I work hard, giving my best and grabbing as many notions as I can. I love to learn, and at the same time, I do my best in giving assistance to colleagues who don’t have experience in something I do.
What I’ve experienced in the US has enriched me as a professional and as a person: Los Angeles is a city where not only different backgrounds meet, but also where different cultures can mix and trough the entertaining business explore any sort of subject and give birth to operas capable to reach anyone.
Academy of Fine Arts, BRERA – Milan, Italy
Bachelor in Scenography
10/2010 – 04/2014
The Los Angeles Film School – Hollywood, CA
Associate of science, Film
03/2015 – 10/2016
From the moment Alessia signed on to be the Production Designer of, THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE TRUNK. , she was a relentless creative energy and problem solver. Her deep understanding of story allows for the most compelling character and world building I’ve witnessed, and she does so with very little.
THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE TRUNK.
Daniel J. Egbert, Writer & Director
Alessia Madau is a highly skilled and creative designer. She is my go-to professional anytime I have a film project. Her passion, expertise, wisdom, and creativity are above reproach.
Her positive attitude is infectious, and she brings anyone under her charge up to her level.
THE HEBREW HAMMER 2 crowdfunding film
Levi Grear, Writer/Director/Producer