The Piranesi Experience™ is an independent Italian production company founded in 2014 by former students of Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. The headquarters is located in Bari with offices in Rome. The name of the production company is a tribute to Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect and engraver, author of an original representation of the city of Rome in which fiction and truth come together to create a unique vision. The company develops and produces original content with an editorial line specifically centered around social issues and sustainable development.

In its first 8 years of activity, The Piranesi Experience has produced more than 15 audiovisual works (1 series, 3 features, 4 documentaries and 9 short films) that have allowed the creation of a very tight-knit team of young and talented professionals. The company has been working with key players in film industry market (Rai, Netflix, Amazon among others) receiving support of international institutions for developing and producing features and series (MEDIA Creative Europe, MIC, CNC, Apulia Film Commission, Campania Film Commission, IDM Südtirol, Piemonte FCTP among other). In 2023 The Piranesi Experience was the very first company in Southern Italy to obtain support for Slate Development by MEDIA Creative Europe. 

Claudio Esposito (Bari, 1987) is head of production at The Piranesi Experience. Among his main productions: the feature documentary Baikonur. Earth (dir. Andrea Sorini) produced with Lumen Films, Rai Cinema and the support of Italian Ministry of Culture, SIAE Per Chi Crea. The film was premiered at Vancouver VIFF, Festival do Rio and Krakow FF and released on Netflix in 2021 in parallel with the release of a book edited by the Italian publisher Il Saggiatore. Last feature, Paula, directed by Florencia Wehbe and co-produced in 2022 with Bombilla Cine (AR). Paula won as best WIP at Industry@Baltic Event 2021 in the Just Film category, after that it has been officially selected at BAFICI, Giffoni, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Melbourne, Sofia, Moscow, La Huelva, Chicago and Tallinn Black Nights. Paula won the best U35 director FEISAL prize, nomination for best editing at BAFICI 2022 and the Colon de Plata at Huelva 2022. Last doc, Terra Nova, directed by Lorenzo Pallotta was premiered at Torino Film Festival 2023. 

Currently in post production the feature film Samia, directed by dir. Yasemin Samdereli in coproduction with Indyca, BIM Produzione, Neue Bioskop, Tarantula, Rai Cinema, with the support of Creative Europe, Eurimages, FFA, FFF, FFA, MDM, LFA, DFFF, Wallimages, Taxshelter.be, Apulia Film Commission.

In 2022 Claudio Esposito has been selected for ACE Mentoring Programme EU among young emerging European producers and in 2023 for EAVE Puentes. Claudio is professor at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and was awarded with 'La Chioma di Berenice' Prize as best emerging producer during 18th Rome Film Fest in 2023.

In 2024 The Piranesi Experience will launch a department for theatrical distribution with the feature doc Mighty Afrin in the time of flood directed by Angelos Rallis and produced by AR Productions in coproduction with ARTE, ZDF and the support of Creative Europe, CNC, Greek Film Center, Eurimages. The film has obtained numerous awards (Testimony Award at 27° Jihlava IFF, WWF Award 25° Thessaloniki Doc Film Festival, ACEA Giffoni Prize) being selected in Helsinki, Tallinn, Vancouver, Festival dei Popoli and 40 more international film festival. The project will run for EFA 2024 and will be released in April 2024 in Italian theatres in partnership with Amnesty International, WWF and Save The Children.