Respirano Records

RESPIRANO is an international film sound company with headquarters and facilities in New York City and Rome.

It is actually a joint venture between three artists located on both sides of the ocean. 

A special trio trained in Cinecittà and raised among the Italian classic Maestros of sound. Luigi Porto (sound artist, composer, sound mixer), Stefano Di Fiore (sound designer, sound editor, re-recording mixer), Marco Ciorba (foley artist) work with their respective teams in US and Italy. Together, they are RESPIRANO SOUND.

RESPIRANO in its current form started as one of Luigi’s personal dreams.

After working in Rome for many years as a composer and sound designer, Luigi moved to New York City in 2012. Here he kept collaborating with his long time partners, and when the technology was advanced enough to allow to work flawlessly remotely, he started joining energies again, working with a team he had known for decades and avoiding his clients the clog (and the sometimes ridiculous expenses) of facilities in other parts of the globe, while keeping an extremely high professional quality and a real artist’s touch.

What is most important we offer the real Italian taste, the artistry and the craft of the tradition of classic Italian sound. Since you are here, you probably know what we’re talking about.

Stefano and his assistant mixing in Cinecittà
Luigi in our Dolby room
Marco, the foley team leader

We have always naturally focused on arthouse films and true authors, and give it the care and professionalism they deserve, leaving freedom to true creativity with the highest technical levels (for a fraction of the costs!).

At RESPIRANO we follow the whole sound process of a film, often from the script stage, giving life to an organic sound project.

We edit the dialogue and create the atmospheres with the most up-to-date technology, but with our classic, artisanal taste. 

Luigi’s music sensibility and creativity will carry your film to unexplored territories – it works better if you’re not afraid.

We provide sound effects and foley for your local and international tracks, and mix the film with precision and care for every medium, meeting all the quality control requirements and network guidelines. 

Marco’s golden foley skills and craft that is an expression of generations of film professionals, will ensure unparalleled depth, crispness and detail.

Our  theatrical mixes are created and finalized in our DOLBY©-certified mixing room equipped with DOLBY ATMOS©. 

Stefano’s artistry and extreme dedication, his genuine taste and his experience of over 30 years in cinema – we’re talking real cinema – will finalize the film creating the most stunning listening experience.

By the time we deliver everything, we are part of what we’ve done.

We’re dedicated to art films, call it arthouse, auteurs. True people with something true to say.

We want to do independent films. 

We want to breathe cinema together with directors, 

Again: if you’re reading this, you probably know what we mean.

RESPIRANO is not for everyone. RESPIRANO is made by artists, for artists.