Luca Caserta

Luca Caserta

Film Industry
Director, Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Roma, Italy

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About Luca

Multi-award winning director, screenwriter and filmmaker.

Born in an artistically inspiring environment within a familiy of directors, writers and actors, after the master’s degree in Prehistoric Archaeology Luca Caserta decided to pursue the artistic career, working in theater first, then obtaining the Filmmaking Degree at Movie Academy of Cinecittà (Rome - Italy), majoring in movie direction and screenwriting with Carlo Lizzani, Giacomo Scarpelli, Cristiano Bortone, Franco Brogi Taviani and Mario Brenta. Here he also studied cinematography, shooting and cinema with Giuseppe Pinori, Daniele Nannuzzi and Giuseppe Berardini and attended the workshops held by Pupi Avati, Carlo Verdone and Luis Bacalov.
At Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome he attended the intensive laboratory in direction of photography with Giuseppe Lanci. He besides took part in the workshop “Working with the light” with the director of photography Alessandro Pesci, the Masterclass “Approach to Cinematography” with the director of photography Marco Bassano and attended the Masterclass in Film Production held by Gianluca Arcopinto.
Grown up in the show business, he has gained professional experiences both in the film industry and theater, taking part to several plays (among which “Thomas Moore” by W. Shakespeare, starring Raf Vallone). Since 2004 he wrote and directed fourteen plays, achieving important recognitions, including the “Premio Calcante” by SIAD - Italian Society of Dramatic Authors (Biblioteca del Burcardo, Rome – Italy). Some plays of him have been published on specialized magazines. In 2015 his theatrical works were debeated in a degree thesis (University of Bologna, Mentor Prof. Cristina Valenti).

He has dedicated himself exclusively to cinema and audiovisuals for several years now. He is author of short films, documentaries, music videos, commercials and art videos. His movies have been presented at many Festivals (Cannes Film Festival, Premi David di Donatello, Berlin European Short Film Festival, Roma Cinema DOC, Miami Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles CineFest, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Canada's World International Film Festival where he won the Honorable Mention for “The Other Side of the Moon”...).
In 2011 he wrote, directed and co-produced the short film “Inside the Mirror”. The editing supervision is by Ugo De Rossi, editor, among others, of Fellini, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Petri and Rosi. The film, along with the following “Out of the Depths" (2014) and “The Other Side of the Moon” (2016), is part of the “trilogy on the double”, focused on the investigation of what is hidden in the deepest part of the human soul. “Out of the Depths” was acquired by IndiePix Films, which distributes it on demand in the United States and worldwide.

His new acclaimed short film “Tell Me Who I Am”, still now joining the Film Festivals, won the development fund by Nuovo Imaie (Rome - Italy) with the screenplay. It also gained many awards (see the full list below), among which two Nominations (Best Director and Best Short Film) and the Best Editing Award at the Top Indie Film Awards 2019 (USA). It won the Crystal Award as Best European Short Film at Europe Asia Festival of Cinema: the awards ceremony took place on Java in the presence of the Indonesian Royal Family. In India it won the Gold Award – Best Film on Women at Virgin Spring Cinefest, the Outstanding Achievement Award – Film on Women at Tagore International Film Festival, the Outstanding Achievement Award at Cult Critic Movie Award and got the Best Short Film Nomination at the Jean-Luc Godard Awards. At the Jersey Shore Film Festival (USA) it received the Award for the Best International Female Actor to the lead actress Elisa Bertato and at the Niagara Falls Indie Film Festival (USA) the Best Script Award. At the Point Of View Indie Film Awards (Germany) the movie won the Best Director Award, at the Continental Film Awards (India) the Best European Director Award, at the Toronto Film Magazine Fest (Canada) the Special Mention Directing, as well as at the International Short Film Awards (USA), at the Rome International Movie Awards (Italy) and at the Eastern Europe International Movie Awards (Turkey) the Best Drama Short Award, at the Gold Star Movie Awards (USA) the Best Social Short Award, at the Seoul International Short Film Festival (South Korea) the Best Film Award. The short film also won in California the Award of Excellence Special Mention in the category “Redemption/Social Justice/Protest” and the Award of Excellence for Direction at the Best Shorts Competition with the following motivation of the Jury: "A unique take on the serious issue of violence against women, the mental and physical abandonment and loss of dignity people face every day. A stirring and compelling performance by Elisa Bertato. The judges firmly believe that the film is exceptional, showing depth of craft and creativity that is truly unique and has decided to confer it the highest honors that have honored previous filmmakers with exceptional talent, including Oscar winners, Emmy and BAFTA winners". The soundtrack includes the song "Piccola stella senza cielo" by the italian rock star Luciano Ligabue, courtesy of the artist himself and of Warner Music Italia/Warner Chappell Music Italiana.

Luca Caserta's works are characterized by touching different genres, styles and themes, from comedy, to social/civil commitment and human rights, to the investigation of the most obscure aspects of the human psyche, highlighting a certain artistic versatility.
As author, he's member of SIAD (Italian Society of Dramatic Authors) and of SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Editors - Cinema Section and DOR Section). His movies are included in the Italian Short Films Library (Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio). He is one of the jurors of the Sunset Film Festival (Los Angeles - USA), has been one of the selectors of the Corti a Palazzo Film Festival (Italy) and curator of the Short Film Section of Schermi d’Amore Film Festival (Italy). He's currently working on his first feature film.

Unique traits: Directing, screenwriting and filmmaking skills.

Credits

  • Dimmi chi sono

    Dimmi chi sono (2020)
    Film (short) by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche, Cine Audio Effects (Drama and Short) director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor

  • Il serpente

    Il serpente (2019)
    Theater by Teatro Scientifico director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • Mezzanotte per amar

    Mezzanotte per amar (2018)
    Theater by Teatro Scientifico (Comedy) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • Nikola Tesla. A portrait

    Nikola Tesla. A portrait (2017)
    Theater by Need Teatro (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • I due gentiluomini di Verona

    I due gentiluomini di Verona (2016)
    Theater by Teatro Scientifico (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • L'altra faccia della luna

    L'altra faccia della luna (2016)
    Film (short) by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Horror, Thriller and Short) director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor At dawn, a man awakes naked in a cave: he's dirty, covered in blood and can't remember what happened to him. It's the beginning of a backwards journey through a silent and disturbing wood to discover what's going on...

  • Cosa desiderate che mi avete fatta chiamare?

    Cosa desiderate che mi avete fatta chiamare? (2016)
    Theater by Teatro Scientifico (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • Toy's Home

    Toy's Home (2015)
    Theater by Need Teatro (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • The Dreamer - Altomincio Family Park

    The Dreamer - Altomincio Family Park (2014)
    Commercial by Luca Caserta, ECV Group (Comedy) director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor Commercial

  • La fabbrica della tela

    La fabbrica della tela (2014)
    Documentary by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Documentary and Short) director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor "La fabbrica della tela" is a documentary about the birth of a painting, focused on the artistic and artisan process under it.

  • Dal profondo (Out of the Depths)

    Dal profondo (Out of the Depths) (2014)
    Film (short) by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Horror, Thriller and Short) director, screenwriter, producer Elena and Andrea, a young married couple, arrive at their newly bought country house. A disturbing atmosphere pervades the old mansion upsetting her, but bewitching him. Day after day Andrea explores the building and the surrounding wood, behaving more and more oddly. Elena doesn't understand what's going on: Andrea seems to establish a symbiotic connection with the mansion and lets his mind wander, upsetting and frightening his wife. Something terrible is lurking under the ancient foundations, something that will affect them more than they could ever imagine... Dal profondo is a short horror movie that recalls the foreboding films of 70s-era Roman Polanski and the literary works of Lovecraft, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe. Having played at the Cannes Film Festival's edgy Short Film Corner in 2013, the 20-minute pic is set to satisfy a unique and mixed audience of art house, indie as well as genre fans this Halloween. A sumptuously faded villa in the lush Italian countryside is the setting of this deceptive thriller, which leaves its audience guessing with a haunting climax. Powered by the icy, reptilian performance of lead actor Davide Bardi, the short concerns a vacationing couple whose marital bliss is quickly dissolved by a mysterious force in the swanky dwelling.

  • Illome' - Volume I

    Illome' - Volume I (2014)
    Theater by Luca Caserta, Need Teatro (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • Sua maesta' , la bomba...!

    Sua maesta' , la bomba...! (2005 - 2013)
    Documentary by Luca Caserta, Teatro Scientifico, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Documentary) screenwriter, director, producer, editor

  • Bambola

    Bambola (2013)
    Music by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Music) director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor Music Video

  • The Pitch Race

    The Pitch Race (2013)
    Documentary by Luca Caserta, Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Documentary) director, producer, cinematographer, operator, editor

  • Sogno di un uomo ridicolo

    Sogno di un uomo ridicolo (2013)
    Theater by Luca Caserta, Teatro Scientifico (Drama) director, cinematographer, operator, editor Promo

  • Il giardino degli aranci

    Il giardino degli aranci (2011)
    Music by Nuove Officine Cinematografiche (Music) director, screenwriter, producer, operator, editor Music Video

  • Dentro lo specchio (Inside the mirror)

    Dentro lo specchio (Inside the mirror) (2011)
    Film (short) by Luca Caserta, Movie and Television Academy of Cinecittà (Film-Noir) director, screenwriter, co-producer During a hot summer night, a guy and a girl encounter in the streets of Rome's historic centre. Sometimes the reality isn't what we see, but her reflection inside the mirror...

Awards

  • Nomination Miglior Cortometraggio (Top Indie Film Awards) - Dimmi chi sono
    (2019)

  • Nomination Miglior Regia (Top Indie Film Awards) - Dimmi chi sono
    (2019)

  • Premio Miglior Montaggio (Top Indie Film Awards) - Dimmi chi sono
    (2019)

  • Primo Premio Sezione Video (XX Premio Laurence Olivier - Vivien Leigh) - Dimmi chi sono
    (2019)

  • Semifinalista (Los Angeles Cinefest, Los Angeles, U.S.A.) - Dimmi chi sono
    (2019)

  • Menzione d'Onore (Canada's World International Film Festival, Canada) - L'altra faccia della luna
    (2017)

  • Semifinalista (Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Hollywood, U.S.A.) - L'altra faccia della luna
    (2017)

  • Semifinalista (American Horror Film Festival, Chandler, U.S.A.) - L'altra faccia della luna
    (2017)

  • Finalista (Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte, Milano, Italy) - La fabbrica della tela
    (2017)

  • Semifinalista (Los Angeles Cinefest, Los Angeles, U.S.A.) - L'altra faccia della luna
    (2016)

  • Finalista (La Serra Trema, Pisa, Italy) - Dal Profondo
    (2014)

  • Finalista Sezione Cinema (MArte Live, Roma, Italy) - Dentro lo specchio
    (2011)

  • Diploma di Merito (XIII Concorso Nazionale di Poesia e Narrativa "R. Magni"​, Rivalto, Italy)
    (2007)

  • Premio Calcante - S.I.A.D. (VIII Edizione, Biblioteca del Burcardo, Roma, Italy)
    (2006)

  • Premio Testo Teatrale Inedito (X Premio Internazionale "Maestrale San Marco"​, SestriLevante, Italy)
    (2006)

  • Premio Narrativa (XX Premio Internazionale "Giovanni Gronchi”, Pontedera, Italy)
    (2006)

  • Selezione Ufficiale (II Mondadori Junior Festival, Italy)
    (2006)

  • Premio Giuria Giovani (IV Concorso Letterario Nazionale "Giammario Marradi"​, Roma, Italy)
    (2001)

  • Finalista Lingua Italiana (X Concorso Nazionale - Centro Culturale G.G. Belli, Roma, Italy)
    (1998)

  • Premio Letterario Internazionale "Il Grifone" (Rapallo, Italy)
    (1996)

  • Premio Speciale della Giuria (XXVII Concorso “Poesia Giovanile Europea”, Campidoglio, Roma, Italy)
    (1994)

Education

  • Masterclass in Film Production with Gianluca Arcopinto
    (2019-2019)

  • Workshop in Cinematography with Alessandro Pesci
    (2019-2019)

  • Filmmaking Degree at Movie and Television Academy of Cinecittà (Rome - Italy);
    (2009-2011)

  • Postgraduate Degree in "Communication and Multimedia" (Verona - Italy)
    (1991-1996)

  • University of Studies of Verona: Master's Degree in Classical Literature - Prehistoric Archaeology (Verona - Italy)
    (1991-1996)

  • Senior High School Specializing in Classical Studies "Scipione Maffei" (Verona - Italy)
    (1991-1996)

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