Born and raised in Italy, Lorenzo had a degree in film directing at the National Film School Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Cinecittà. As a writer, he attended international workshops at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and at the Apulia Film Commission.
Newly graduated, he focuses on music videos and commercials. His clients include MTV, SKY, EMI Recordings, Warner Bros, Microsoft, BMW. Between 2005 and 2008 he directed seven short films, boasting participation in major international festivals.
In 2014, he wrote and directed his debut film INDEX ZERO, featuring Simon Merrells (Spartacus, Dominion, Tomorrow People) and the Berlinale’s Shooting Star Ana Ularu (Serena, Inferno – The Da Vinci Code).
In 2016, Sportiello directed 18 episodes of NON UCCIDERE, a modern procedural for the Italian national broadcaster RAI, distributed in several countries across the globe and starring the raising star Miriam Leone.
In 2019, he directed the first episodes of a brand new Netflix original show called SUMMERTIME. It’s a teen drama and it will be available worldwide mid-2020.