Victor J. Tognola
He's gone from radio to film, with a triumphant stint in advertising. Victor J. Tognola got his start early, on Radio Monte Ceneri. Originally from Biasca, in Ticino, he's had a long career that brought him to RAI, where he wrote and ran the radio program A Briglia Sciolta, and subsequently to the McCann Erickson ad agency in Milan, the daily newspaper Il Giorno and the movie company Gamma Film. Upon returning to his native Switzerland he founded Frama Film International, for which he directed and for the most part also wrote over 3000 commercials. Over the years, his experience in the field earned numerous international accolades, including 12 Golden Lions and a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He wrote and directed the film Il grande illusionista (1983) and the animated series Le più belle fiabe del mondo, and in 1984 he worked on Clorofilla dal cielo blu, an animated show based on the story of the same name written by Bianca Pitzorno and illustrated by Adelchi Galloni. The series, which is still current thanks to its environmental themes, was recently restored and will air again on RSI in the near future.