Internationally renowned production designer DANTE FERRETTI is a six time Academy Award®-nominee, having been nominated for the Oscar® for his work on Martin Scorseses Kundun (for both production and costume design) and The Age of Innocence, Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire, Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet, and Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Ferretti was also production designer for Scorsese's Casino.
In his native Italy, Ferretti created the designs for five films by Federico Fellini: The Voice of the Moon, Prova D'Orchestra, City of Women, And the Ship Sails On and Ginger and Fred. He was production desiger on five films directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini: Medea, Decameron, Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights and The 120 Days of Sodom. His other Italian film credits include The Working Class Goes to Heaven, Liliana Cavani's The Skin, Marco Ferreri's Storie D'Ordinaria Follia and Ettore Scola's La Nuit de Varennes. He was production designer on Jean-Jacques Annaud's In the Name of the Rose.
Ferretti has designed productions for most of the major opera houses in the world including La Scala in Milan, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, the Paris Opera (Bastille), the Opera of Turin, the Opera of Rome and the Opera of Florence. The operas he has designed include Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, Tosca, Manon Lescaut and La Boheme, and Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata.
Ferretti is the recipient of five David Di Donatello awards, eight Nastro d'Argento awards, two British Academy (BAFTA) Awards and three BAFTA nominations. He was also honored by the Vatican with the Michelangelo Award for his lifes work and received the special Leonardo Prize for Italy, as well as Gold Band and two UBU Awards, among many other honors.