The dream coach is a creative documentary that tells a human story that goes beyond sport. It is a discourse about football and an invitation to believe again in the dreams we had as kids.

 The protagonist is Sergio Vatta, who trained the Torino FC youth team in the ’80 and ’90. He made debut in the Serie A over 60 players and he dominated International competitions in his category. He did not only train the guys to play football. He also took care of their lives and education as if they were his sons. He was determined to form not only football players but free minded men.

You have to fight to realize your dreams, not those of your parents or your attorneys" he said.

The discourse about football, with the contribution of champions like Dino Baggio and Demetrio Albertini, is crossed with the trainings of the young players of today Torino FC, trained by Silvano Benedetti, a Torino FC player who was trained by Coach Vatta. The young players are followed with a very close gaze that shows their passion, their dreams and the hope of a future as a true champion.

But about the future of football Coach Vatta will tell us some unexpected truth.

Children, at the age of 10, must above all play, because football is a sport but first and foremost is a game. And it’s in the game that you see the most important features of a character.

We can never understand how a child is by answers and questions, but if we see him playing, we can understand everything about him…but he has to play free…

( Sergio Vatta )

Christian Nicoletta
Christian Nicoletta
Christian Nicoletta
Director of photography
Film Editor
Enrico Giovannone
Original Music
Alessandro Nicoletta
Angelo Galeano, Massimo Chiado (Presa Diretta);Niccolò Bosio (Mix audio)
Andrea Deaglio, Francesca Frigo, Christian Nicoletta
Altri credits
Color grading: Enrico Giovannone e Isabela Doriana Giurgiu
Cast and characters
Sergio Vatta, Dino Baggio, Demetrio Albertini, Silvano Benedetti, Lidia DelNet, Fabio Ulderici, Ermanno DeMaria
Christian Nicoletta, Andrea Deaglio, Enrico Giovannone
Associazione Nazionale Venezia Giulia Dalmazia - Consulta Provinciale di Torino (Torino), Reassemblage Film (Genova), BabyDoc Film (Torino), Mu produzioni audiovisive (Torino)
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte e Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund - Fondo regionale per il documentario - sviluppo maggio 2011)
Operatore steadycam
Cristian LiGregni
Christian Nicoletta: M +39 328 4014457
Last update: 09 November 2018