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Pietro Schito

👋 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 study screenwriting at the New York Film Academy.
From there, I moved to Mexico where I have written for animated feature films and series in English, Spanish, and Italian. I’m developing THINGDOM, a feature film co-written with director René Castillo under Guillermo del Toro‘s mentorship; I wrote THE PAPALLAS, a series based on Italy’s beloved Carosello TV show;  and INZOMNIA, a stop-motion feature film directed by Luis Téllez.
As a story consultant, I’ve worked with directors from NETFLIX, Warner Animation, Amazon Studios, Dreamworks, and Disney. And in 2018, I created Write for Animation, a YouTube channel connecting top talent in the animation industry with the next generation of storytellers.
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!

Pietro’s writing shows a deep understanding of the animation art form.

Elyse KlaidmanPIXAR Animation Studios, X in a Box

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

Pietro depicts today's society in way I haven't seen before, a way I would describe as an Italian heart with a Hollywood mind.

Jonathan BaruchProducer - Stitchers, How to be a Vampire

Working with PIetro has resulted in the best version of a script my partner and I have been working on for years.

Mike OwensEmmy Award winning Animation Director / co-owner of WOMO Studio.

Projects I worked on

Thingdom Poster - Written by René Castillo and Pietro Schito

THINGDOM (animated feature film)
Associate Producer and Co-writer 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.



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


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

CIG (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

Download The Script
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.

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 ❤️ collaboration.
Let’s tell a story together!