He holds an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA from Hampshire College. His first feature film, Medeas, starring Catalina Sandino Moreno and Brian O’Byrne, premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival and won several awards at prestigious international film festivals. Hannah, Pallaoro’s second feature film, starring Charlotte Rampling, world premiered in the Official Competition of the 74th Venice Film Festival where Rampling won the Coppa Volpi for best actress.


Monica (2022, D'A 2023), Hannah (2017, D'A 2018), Medeas (2013, D'A 2014), Wunderkammer (short film, 2008)