Federico Di Massimo

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Stage lighting technician/Rigger
  • IT, Graphic Design, Arts
  • From Rome, Lazio, Italy
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About Me

I'm a friendly, confident and straight forward person, kind, logical and ironic most of the time. I love art, food, animals, outdoors, rock climbing and a lots of other things.

I've lived in Australia for almost five years (Melbourne and Brisbane) then I've travelled through Philippines (Visayans: Cebu, Negros, Bohol, Malapascua) where I've trained Eskrima (Filipino stick fighting) and currently I'm experiencing Vietnam.

I've always loved travels and outdoors, to explore and get lost then discover and enjoy big empty spaces.

I've studied art and visual communication, I work as a stage lighting technician and Rigger in the entertainment industry, so I mainly work in art galleries, festivals, theatres, events. I also do rope access and abseiling, and I would love to use this skill into photography and research projects.
Wherever I am I like to go to art exhibitions and gigs, cooking/eating local food, explore and visit historical sites and meet new interesting people and listen to their stories.

Sportwise I like martial arts and self defence disciplines like Krav Maga and Eskrima, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Horse Riding and Mountain Biking.

I'm always ready to help and to get active with my host, but I also know when is the right time to relax and appreciate the moment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm here as I love the project and I think is the best way to ravel and get to know the culture of the country you're visiting.


Arts, music, food, movies, rock climbing, books, comics, travels, tattoos, graphic design, board games, gigs, theatre, stage lighting, photography, nature, animals, camping, hiking, martial arts and more!

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry, Vangelis, Harold Budd, George Michael, Jon Hassell, King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Leonard Cohen, Portished, Leftfield, Primal Scream, Charles Bradley, Queen, Bobby Womack, The cinematic orchestra, Yann Tiersen, Bill Evans, Bohren Und der club of gore, Jimi Endrix, Sixto Rodriguez, Sonic Youth, Gravenhurst, Songs Ohia, Depece Mode, Phil Collins, Talk Talk, Vincent Gallo and many, many more...

Movies:Blade Runner, The Conversation, 9 and a half week, Indiana Jones, Escape from New York/Los Angeles, Mad Max Trilogy, Top Gun, The Wall, Once upon a time in the west, Spagetti western and detective movies, Chinatown, Five Easy Pieces, Batman/Batman return, Big trouble in china town, Fellini, Monicelli, La dolce vita, 8 and 1/2, David Lynch, Jack Nicholson, The million dollar hotel, Arizona dream, Santa Sangre, Italian 60/70ies movies and much, much more...

Books: Jo Nesbø, Hunter S. Thompson, Bruno Munari, Harry De Luca, Robert Walser, Charles Bukowsky, Stefano Benni, art and music magazines, Life, National geographic.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

My first one way ticket to Australia in 2011.
When I was a stagehand, I've worked with artists like Radiohead, George Michael, Genesis, Metallica and others...
Rock climbing at the Blue Montain in New South Wales, Australia.
Train Filipino stick fighting in Philippines.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Italian and english language, basic italian cooking, some knots, italian card games :) graphic design concepts, rock climbing.
I'd love to learn too many things as I'm interested in pretty much everything, but mainly about local cooking, play music instruments, art, hunting, fishing, martial arts and sailing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My help in any of their needs, a funny, practical, keen and motivated personality. Traditional italian meals, cheeky jokes, a fellow to join you in any of your adventures.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Philippines, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Italy

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