The Varcale team have extensive experience from alternative investments, Film Finance, Distribution, Production and Film Music composition. We work with strategic partners to strengthen our offering.

MANAGEMENT

  • Davide Cottarelli

    Davide Cottarelli

    Chairman/CEO & Founder

    Past experience of projects in excess of £100m+ with stock brokerage houses in the City of London.

Davide Cottarelli

With a Master’s Degree in PR and a major in Marketing Communications Davide has more than 15 years of investment experience. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Security investment Institute and a fully qualified Stockbroker, CFD, FX and Commodities Trader. His experience includes projects in the City of £100m+ for stock brokerage houses, FX brokering, and introducing businesses to many top prime dealer brokers, and investment banks. The culmination of his success led to Davide founding in 2011 a boutique investment company called Varcale Capital Management Ltd bringing alternative investments to HNWI & UHNWI. Varcale is a leading a boutique investment company in alternative investments with a focus in films, and Davide is also an Executive Producer of the film “The Exorcism of Anna Ecklund” which is still America’s most famous case of possession. He is also a joint founder of the new China UK Film Fund which is a historic new venture with seed investment of £50 million rising to £1.5 billion by 2020. Davide is also a committed benefactor of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and their initiatives for developing the stars of the future in the UK & China, both in front of the camera and behind it. Through his generous philanthropic support, he is recognised as a BAFTA in Asian Patron of the organisation and a vocal advocate for charitable initiatives in the Arts.
  • Peter Torino

    Peter Torino

    Chief Financial Officer

    Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he worked for KPMG in London where he gained experience of major company audits, taxation, flotations and corporate finance.

Peter Torino

Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he worked for KPMG in London where he gained experience of major company audits, taxation, flotations and corporate finance. His first role in commerce was as Financial Controller of the UK office of a major US I.T. group.

ADVISORY TEAM

  • Tony Taglienti

    Tony Taglienti

    Digital Distribution Advisor

    Strategic Partner with over 30 years experience in acquisition, production, and publishing and the only partner for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in the UK.

Tony Taglienti

Tony has over 28 years’ experience in Media content acquisition, production and publishing. With his partner he was responsible for bringing the FIFA World Cup to the Global video market, Tony is Managing Director of 4Digital Media Ltd that has a third-party distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) in North America and the UK. Other key territories are open to 4DM on a lm-by-lm, territory-by-territory basis. SPHE will handle all sales for media, or whatever rights 4DM hold, excluding theatrical. 4DM's distribution deal is unique as it’s currently the only UK based label that SPHE have signed.
  • Robert Graham

    Robert Graham

    Film Accountant / Tax Advisor EIS/SEIS Scheme

    Tax Advisor and Chartered Accountant for 23 years with a track record of 52 films.

Robert Graham

Rob is Director of Grahams Associates and has been an accountant for over 23 years. He is a member of the EIS Association and has worked on over 30 films internationally. He is also an Accountant to several well-known actors and tv personalities and our Film Tax advisor.
  • Sally Wood

    Sally Wood

    Director

    Sally is the Finance Director, contracts Administrator and responsible for oversees royalty reporting for our Distribution Partner.

Sally Wood

Sally is the Finance Director, contracts Administrator and responsible for oversees royalty reporting for our Distribution Partner. She also manages the relationship with Sony DADC on packaging, DVD manufacturing and stock management.
  • Tom Linden

    Tom Linden

    Music Creative Director

    Music composer for projects such as The Anomaly, The Hooligan Factory, Urban Hymn and Brotherhood.

Tom Linden

Tom is a London based German film composer and music producer. He has worked on a variety of independent and commercial films releases, including The Anomaly, The Hooligan Factory, Urban Hymn, Legacy, Brotherhood, Chicken and Scottish Mussel.