Albert Rano

Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 
Albert Rano is an American-Filipino filmmaker currently based in Florence, Italy.  He mainly focuses on brand stories, commercials and weddings.
Albert is an award-winning documentarian and cinematographer. His film, "Florise: The Beauty of Haiti" won best short film at the Haiti International Festival 2019 and was selected for several festivals across the world.
He moved to Boston, Massachusetts from the Philippines at age 18. He studied Visual Media Arts at Emerson College (B.A.) and received a Magna Cum Laude in 3 years. He proceeded to work as a Director of Photography and Editor at Votary Films along with freelance work with BELLA + CANVAS, BACCALÀ. and WAYS & MEANS. 
Albert's work has been featured across several platforms including Condé Nast Traveller and National Geographic. After travelling across Europe on a photography expedition with TUI Blue, the worlds largest leisure hotel brand, he was inspired to make the move to Europe. Albert is now based in Florence, Italy continuing his passion for filmmaking and also working as a Contributing Editor for BACCALÀ Magazine. 


Haiti International Film Festival 2019

Winner -"Florise: The Beauty of Haiti"

Film Crash Film Festival 2019

Winner - "Florise: The Beauty of Haiti"


Film Crash Film Festival 2019

Winner - "College Nomad"


Miami Independent Film Festival 2019

Semi-Finalist - "Florise: The Beauty of Haiti"

HollyShorts Film Festival 2019

Official Selection - "Florise: The Beauty of Haiti"


NYC Short Documentary Film Festival 2019

Official Selection - "Florise: The Beauty of Haiti"


"Albert arrived almost by chance in Toscana Resort Castelfalfi in June 2019 - his second stop of his photography expedition with TUI Blue, the world's largest hotel leisure brand. Albert only stayed 3 days but I was immediately impressed with his skills and professionalism, and I offered him a short-term collaboration in Castelfalfi for September and October. We welcome Albert back at the end of August to begin his two-month contract. Despite the foreign culture, he immediately immersed himself in the Italian lifestyle, making him a part of the family at Castelfalfi. Albert worked within the Marketing Department developing video and photo content for our website and social media. He also took personally care of the Instagram channel of the Resort, by not only creating the content but also planning the schedule. 
I thus highly recommend Albert Rano. We will miss his creative talents and skills, cheerful and positive energy, we know that he will prove himself an efficient and productive addition to your team."
- Elisa Biagini 
Marketing & Communication Manager 
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi