ABOUT
Watermelon is a studio led by the award-winning director and designer Carlo De Agostini and his crew. We specialize in creating connecting and engaging contents, helping brands and agencies to maximize the results with the most cost-effective approach. With our 15+ years of experience, we create high production value animation, live action, and mixed media for commercials, branded contents, TV shows, and brand identities.
CLIENTS
CARLO DE AGOSTINI
Italian award winning director and designer specialized in filmmaking, visual effects and motion graphic. He lived in New York, London, Sao Paulo, where he worked with the world's leading agencies and TV channels.
BIOGRAPHY
Born in the Italian Alps, spends his early life snowboarding, becoming one of the best Italian riders. He moved to Milan to attend college, majoring in Industrial Design with an emphasis in Communication Design. During those years he traveled around the world developing his passion for photography and filmmaking.

He began his career drawing snowboards for Blackhole, then moved to Rome at La7 television, designing promos, tv shows, campaigns, and the network identity.

He lived in New York, London, Sao Paulo, where he worked with the world's leading agencies and TV channels. His creative vision and technical skills have translated into award-winning campaigns, commercials, channel branding, and tv shows.

He has conducted training and conferences in Europe, Asia, South America, and was a professor of Motion Design at the University of Urbino, Italy.

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
2020 August
Archetypes won the Best Video Commercial award at the BELIFF Film Fest

2020 July
Archetypes won the Award of Excellence at the ONEREELER Short Film Competition
Autotorino won the Award of Excellence at the ONEREELER Short Film Competition

2020 May
Archetypes won the Award of Excellence at the IndieFest Film Awards

2020 April
Archetypes won the Best Commercial award at the Short to the Point Film Awards
Archetypes won the Best Commercial award at the Festigious Film Awards
Archetypes won the Best Commercial award at the ONIROS Film Awards
Archetypes won the Best Commercial award at the Los Angeles Film Awards
Archetypes won the Best Commercial award at the Top Shorts Film Festival

2020 February
Carlo De Agostini part of the  jury of the Promaxbda Europe Awards 2020

2019 December
Autotorino won the Best Short Films award at Colortape International Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Mediterranean Film Festival

2019 November
Autotorino won the Best International Commercial award at Urban Mediamakers Film Festival

2019 October
Autotorino won the Jean-Luc Godard Award at the Cult Critic Movie Awards

2019 September
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at the BELIFF Film Festival

2019 August
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at the Clatskanie Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at the California International Short Festival

2019 July
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at Queen Palm International Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Advertising Film award at Vegas Movie Awards
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Vegas Movie Awards
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at Transilvania Shorts

2019 May
Autotorino won the Best Advertising Film award at New Haven International Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Commercial Annual award at Top Shorts Film Festival

2019 April
Autotorino won the Platinum award at the International Independent Film Awards

2019 March
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at the Global Film Festival Awards
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at the Aphrodite Film Awards
Autotorino won the Award of Excellence at The IndieFEST Film Awards
Autotorino won the Best AD Film at Beyond Earth Film Festival
Autotorino won the Award of Excellence at Best Shorts Competition Award

2019 February
Autotorino won the Award of Excellence at The Accolade Global Film Competition
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Queen Palm International Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Cult Critic Movie Awards
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Virgin Spring Cinefest

2019 January
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Top Shorts Film Festival
Autotorino won the Best Commercial award at Oniros Film Awards

2018 May
The Chemistry of the Emotions won the Best Commercial award  at METER International Film Festival, New York

2018 March
In Onda won the gold at EUDI Movie Festival, Bologna, Italy

2017 October
The Chemistry of the Emotions won the Best Indie Commercial at IRISH International Film Festival, Gorey, Ireland

2017 September
The Chemistry of the Emotions won the Award of Excellence at BEST SHORTS Competition, La Jolla, CA, USA
The Chemistry of the Emotions was awarded Silver at the BELIFF International Film Festival, London UK

2017 February
An article about Carlo De Agostini was published on Il Valtellinese

2017 February
Carlo De Agostini part of the elite jury of the Promaxbda Europe Awards '17 at Viacom

2016 June
Carlo De Agostini competed at the live event Pixels of Fury, during the Cannes Lions Festival and Awards
​​​​​​​2016
Carlo De Agostini was part of the jury of Promaxbda Europe Awards '16, taking place at RAI in Rome

2016
The Alfa Romeo Enhance yourself  won the second prize at the Zooppa contest

2015
Carlo De Agostini was part of the jury of Promaxbda Europe Awards '15, taking place at Sky Italy

2014 July
Carlo De Agostini was interviewed on VTM

2014 February
Grey's Anatomy has been Featured on Motion Graphics Served

2013 July
Xinjiang Ident has been published on Style Frames New York

2013 February
Promaxbda Europe Awards Finalist "Best Sponsor Integration" - Atlantide

2013 February
Snowbombing has been published on Style Frames New York

2012 August
DeaKids boards have been published on the gallery of Style Frames New York

2012 June
The newspaper "La Provincia di Sondrio" published an article about Carlo De Agostini

2012 March
Promaxbda Europe Awards Attrazione Rugby won the gold!

2012 March
Promaxbda Europe Awards Finalist - Missione Natura
Promaxbda Europe Awards Finalist - Attrazione Rugby

2012 January
An article about Carlo De Agostini has been published on Vaol.it, italian only

2011 August
Exhibition Questione di Stile, Spoltore, Italy

2011 January
Cromart.de published an article titled 21 Inspiring showreels including Carlo De Agostini's

2010 August
19th Volley Grand Prix campaign published on PromaxBDA daily brief

2010 March
Promaxbda Europe Awards Finalist "Best sports promo" - 6 Nations Rugby '09 campaign

2010 February
Interview about Carlo De Agostini published on CG Advertising

2010 January
An Interview about Carlo De Agostini published on videomakers.net

2009 December
Showreel 2009 "The Movie of the Day" on xplsv.tv

2009 August
Article about Carlo De Agostini titled "The stellar portfolio of Carlo De Agostini" was published on motionographer.com

2009 August
Idents La7 2009 "The Movie of the Day" on xplsv.tv

2009 March
Carlo De Agostini was featured on the book Web Design Index by Content.04, Pepin press

2008
Carlo De Agostini was published on Computer Arts Projects UK issue 117

2008 April
Cinema La7 "The Movie of the Day" on xplsv.tv

2008
Computer Arts UK issue 151

2008
My work was featured on FEFÈ Visual Magazine #6 available all over the world

2008
Carlo De Agostini was one of the artists featured on the book New Media Design - Le nuove frontiere dell'arte - written by Alberto Cecchi

2007
Carlo De Agostini's work was shown at the International Observatory of ViedRAM the 5th International Festival of Video Designer, Rome

2007
Article about on www.motiongraphics.it

2005
Carlo De Agostini won the Special award at the 3rd National Concourse of Photography, Morbegno