animation screenwriter Pietro Schito

Pietro Schito

Screenwriter
👋 Hello, my name is Pietro, the animation writer who helps you bring your story to life.
After working as an AVID editor in Italy, my desire to write animated films took me to L.A. to complete the New York Film Academy Screenwriting Program.
I lived in Spain, and Mexico, where I discovered a vibrant animation community and wrote animated feature films for two directors mentored by Guillermo del Toro.  I recently completed the pilot and series development of THE PAPALLAS, an animated series based on Italy’s beloved Carosello TV show. THINGDOM, an animated feature film I co-wrote with director René Castillo is approaching production and I’m rewriting a stop-motion feature directed by Luis Téllez.
In 2018 I founded Write for Animation, a YouTube channel with amazing guests from PIXAR, Sony, NETFLIX, and more!
If you’re looking for a writer who knows the ins and outs of animation and thrives in the atmosphere of creative teamwork, I would love to hear from you!

Projects I 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.
When her parents start working 24/7, Camila, the last dreamer on earth, must journey into the dream world to free humanity from Inzomnia, a pill that made sleeping a thing of the past.

 

PRESS:
https://movieweb.com/inzomnia-first-stop-motion-animation-movie-mexico/
https://movieweb.com/inzomnia-mariana-mendez-alejandre-interview/

THE PAPALLAS (animated series)
Pilot Episode and Series bible Development
The beloved Papalla characters of Carosello are back for new adventures.

 

PRESS (ITALIAN):
La Repubblica – Armando Testa, dal Carosello ai cartoon: a Los Angeles una serie su Papalla 
Corriere della Sera – Da Carosello alla serie tv: ritorna il pianeta Papalla di Armando Testa

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.

Winner of the Story Xperiential with PIXAR “Special Recognition Award”, 2022

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.

UNTITLED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
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.

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.

DACTYL (animated short film)
Story Consultant
In a magical Italian village where the power of a Mountain brings love to all things, a boy in need of love sacrifices himself to remedy the destruction of the source of the magic he jealously caused.

Directed by Claudio Quattrone (Space Jam: A New Legacy, Disenchanted)

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.

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.

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

I ❤️ collaboration.
Let’s tell a story together!