Screenwriter Pietro Schito

Pietro Schito


Pietro Schito’s passion for animation began at a young age when he created his first stop-motion film with his parents’ camcorder. Born in Milan, Italy, he worked in television production before moving across the ocean to Mexico where he discovered a vibrant animation community fostered by Guillermo del Toro. Pietro’s desire to write animated feature films brought him to Los Angeles to complete the New York Film Academy Screenwriting Program. In 2018 he founded Write for Animation, a YouTube channel where he shares screenwriting insights from the animation industry. Currently, Pietro is co-writing two animated feature films for different studios and completed Thingdom, co-written and directed by René Castillo. If you’re looking for a writer who knows the ins and out of animation and thrives in the atmosphere of creative teamwork, Pietro would love to hear from you.

I truly believe Pietro’s contribution will have a great artistic impact in the movie industry

Eugenio CaballeroAcademy Award Winner Production Designer of Roma, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Impossible

His filmmaking knowledge is truly specialized. It is extremely hard to find anyone with his unique expertise.

Ricardo del RioProducer - Kill Bill V.02, Fast & Furious, Nacho Libre, Little Boy

As a writer, I feel Pietro has a point of view that will captivate audiences and a work ethic to match it.

David HenrieActor, Writer, Producer - A Tale Dark & Grimm, This is The Year, The Secret World of Arrietty, Walt Before Mickey

Projects Pietro worked on

Thingdom Poster - Written by René Castillo and Pietro Schito

THINGDOM (animated feature film)
Co-written with director René Castillo.
Shipwrecked on an island populated by trashed things, an imaginative kid must lead a group of rejected objects to rescue his dad from the island’s tyrant, a resentful computer from the 80s.

INZOMNIA (stop motion feature film)
Co-written with director Luis Téllez.
In a hyper-productive world where a pill makes it possible not to sleep, a girl will have to enter the oneiric world to find the secret that could save dreams.

Lucha Rooster written by Pietro Schito

LUCHA ROOSTERS (animated feature film)
Written by Pietro Schito
Tricked into thinking his beloved family is dead and forced to wrestle in a Lucha Libre championship, a farm rooster struggles to survive, until his son shows up as an opponent.

Written by Pietro Schito
🤐 Project not yet announced.

RADIO VOCHO (live-action feature film)
Written by Pietro Schito
To save the hospital his daughter is in and get his family back, a divorced cab driver creates a pirate radio show from his old taxi.

LITTLE BOY (live-action feature film)
Story Consultant / Assistant to Writer Pepe Portillo.
An eight-year-old boy is willing to do the impossible to end World War II, so he can bring his father home.

Special flavor poster written by Pietro Schito

SPECIAL FLAVOR (live-action short film)
Written by Pietro Schito
A disobedient boy buys a magical gelato flavor that makes his parents obey whatever he says.

STORK STORY (children’s book + animation)
Written by Pietro Schito
Carl the stork is on his way to deliver the cutest bundle of joy he has ever seen. But when he approaches the parents’ house, he finds them arguing. Carl will have to convince them to choose love again before he can deliver their new baby.

SMOKE ME (animated short film)
Written by Pietro Schito
A cigarette comes to life and falls in love with a girl, only to realize he’s a threat to her life.