UFFA is quantic, a newborn production company, the daughter of the union of two friends who, after having spent their lives at the antipodes of the planet, one in Florence, the other in Sydney,found themselves, after a long time, still with the same passion in the head: doing animation and so, from January 2021 they finally do it together!
UFFA animates everything, paper, cotton, clay, water, digital animation Uffa is quantic, we are everywhere connected on a network of cities in Italy and the rest of the world where our collaborators are based according to the project and style we want to create
Bibiana Petrera Film director
Got struck by movies at age of six when my sister projected on the roof of our bedroom some old slides of The Aristocrats.Didn’t know that was animation,but it had that magic I wanted to explore.
After my apprenticeship in Italy for some animation studios in 1995 I moved to Sydney,Australia, to join Walt Disney studios and later Yoram Gross film animations studios.I obtain dual citizenship.Proud to be Oz as well.
In 2018 I moved to Singapore where I went back often joining
the Nanyang University of Technology and Sciences to work as Story Editor for the short film Apple of my Eye, winner of the Golden award in Singapore. Back to Italy I worked as a freelancer for France,Belgium and Luxembourg joining studio 352.
I have four feature films to my credit ,How the Toys saved Christmas,Pinocchio the Movie both directed by Enzo D’Alo’,Rideo [BBC production] and Monta and the Moon with the newborn studio VIN TA TA ANIMATION [Vietnam] In 2020 along with my best friend and colleague Monica Fibbi we found, Uffa, our production house creating our first animated series named Clay Economy
Monica Fibbi was born artistically in the early 90s and has always made cartoons first as a partner of Associati Audiovisivi-Misseri Studio and now, together with her great friend Bibiana Petrera, she has founded UFFA. She specializes in stop-motion animation using any material.
With Channel 5 (England) she made 2 seasons of Mio Mao, the stories of two curious kittens.
She has made countless short films for the American children’s show Sesame Street and the series “The Adventures of Bert and Ernie”.
For NHK, the Japanese state television invented water animation and with it created Pozzie, a miniseries for children.
In co-production with SONY (Japan), RAI and ZDF (Germany), she invented the animation with fluffy cotton balls to make three seasons of Mofy.
She is currently producing CLAY ECONOMY, a miniseries to explain the basics of economics and finance to a heterogeneous audience.