In 1985, during the years of study at the Institute for Figurative Arts “G.B. Bodoni ”of Turin (where he graduated in 1987 with the evaluation of 50 sixtieths) writes produces and realizes a technical documentary on the use of graphic equipment. It is still used today as educational material.
Two years later, in 1987 he founded the F.D.T. VideoProduzioni, which in 1999 will become F.D.T. Studio, a company that deals with advertising graphics and video productions.
In 1988 Roberto Loiacono joined the Ermanno Olmi Atelier in Bassano del Grappa, at the Istituto Ipotesi Cinema which he attended for four years.
Since 1990, the F.D.T. VideoProduzioni wins all three consecutive editions of the Trento Comic Video Festival.
Since 1993, the F.D.T. VideoProductions begins an intense activity of independent video production, participating in the International Youth Cinema Festival in the Spazio Torino section with their first feature film FU COSI ‘CHE …
In 1994 the F.D.T. VideoProduzioni is once again in competition with the feature film EQUIVOX which obtains a flattering appreciation, even if it is at the Trento Festival that it achieves real success, where it earns the mention as best production of the year and for the two protagonists: Danilo Casalegno and Tito Pozzoli.
In 1995 Roberto Loiacono wrote the screenplay for the first dramatic film: EUTANASIA DI UN INCUBO.
This film also participates in the Youth Cinema Festival in the Turin Area and manages to sell more than one hundred video tapes when it is finally put on the market.
Also in 1995, the short film TERITAL 2000 – Storia al Nus was also presented; comedy that is part of the Terital trilogy and edited using scenes never used in previous films.
In 1996 Roberto Loiacono wrote the script and directed KILLER which is produced by Casalegno and Pozzoli on a limited budget.
KILLER is presented at the 14th International Youth Film Festival where it ranks first in the selection for the Turin Area.
Eight months later (in July 1997), thanks to the advertising obtained indirectly, the film is invited to participate in the: 1st Italian Film Festival Di Gallio where it ranks second.
In 1998 the F.D.T. VideoProduzioni produces a new film: DESCAMO 4. In November 1999, two days of screening at the Cinema Esedra in Turin (while the Turin Film Festival was being held at the same time) sold out. The homevideo broadcast causes the film to sell a hundred video tapes, thanks to the agreements made with some video stores.
In June 2001, after the transformation into F.D.T. Studio, begins the collaboration with Mario Cellini for the production of a very ambitious project: the realization of the horror film ZONA 3.
In July 2005, the F.D.T. Studio makes the short film TANA which enters the shortlist of 10 finalists for the Venice Film Festival 2005 in the Short Film Contest section, where it ranks third.
In July 2006 the feature film ZONA 3 was released.
In 2007 the F.D.T. Studio collaborates with Andrea Cavaletto (leading Italian cartoonist, author among many of Dylan Dog) and filmhorror.com.
Roberto Loiacono directs the short film IL PROIEZIONISTA which wins the Reign of Horror Short Movie Forum Award.
In 2008 Roberto Loiacono directed the short film BLACK & WHITE written and interpreted by Simone Nepote Andrè which won the Audience Internet Award assigned by the public to the I’ve seen films – International Short Film Festival directed by Rutger Hauer.
Also in 2008 new collaboration with Andrea Cavalletto. Roberto Loiacono directs and F.D.T. Studio with Danilo Casalegno produces the short film HELLEQUIN starring Ludmilla Radchenko. The short wins the Angela prize at the PesarHorror Fest and is aired on the TV channel COMING SOON TELEVISION.
In the following years, and still today, the activity of the F.D.T. Studio e di Roberto Loiacono has mainly turned to the creation of commercials (against violence against women created for the Nuovi Orizzonti Association), industrial videos, music and short films with a strong social connotation (the short film against Bullying in schools is from 2016, created with the Colombatto State Professional Institute).
In 2020 Roberto Loiacono resumed his cinematographic activity by making a web series “Quarantena” (made during the lockdown due to COVID-19), a short film entitled “Isolation” and starting the production of a medium-length film entitled “Apocalypse”
Hello Roberto and Thank you for granting us this interview