Gianclaudio Cappai began his studies in L’Aquila, where he graduated in directing and screenwriting at the Accademia Internazionale dell’Immagine.
After moving to Rome, through the production company Hirafilm he made several projects thatreceived national and international awards.
In 2006 he wrote and directed the short film “Purchè lo senta sepolto”, awarded at the 24th edition of the Torino Film Festival and finalist at the 2007 Nastro d’argento.
In 2009 he presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival the medium-length film “So che c’è un uomo”, starring Daniela Virgilio and Roberta Mattei; this film is selected in several festivals
(International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival international du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, Uppsala International film festival, Festival international du film d’Aubagne, Mecal
Festival Internacional De Barcelona), winning Visioni Italiane 2010 and the Ovidio d’argento for Best Director at Sulmonacinema Film Festival 2009.
In 2016 his first feature film “Senza lasciare traccia” was released. This movie, a neo-noir starring Michele Riondino and Valentina Cervi, was well received by the public and critics.
• Senza lasciare traccia (2016, 93 minutes, Fiction, Director/Co-screenwriter)
• So che c’è un uomo (2009, 32 minutes, Fiction, Director/Screenwriter)
• Purchè lo senta sepolto (2006, 18 minutes, Fiction, Director/Screenwriter)
• Sollevate e fermi! (2005, 26 minutes, Doc., Director)