Carlo De Rosa

Carlo De Rosa

Director, Editor, Screenwriter and Photographer (Still)

Lausanne, Switzerland

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July 2013
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About Carlo

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Carlo De Rosa moves to the French speaking part of Switzerland where he studies economy throughout high school years while discovering role-playing games. At 18, he desembarks at Eckerd College, a liberal arts university in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he studies psychodrama and perfects his storytelling skills in more than 30 college theatre productions.

During his last year of theatre studies, he shifts into filmmaking by directing and producing the verbose comedy HIGH SPIRITS, his first short film, which he adapts from a one-act play workshopped at WordBRIDGE, the national playwrights lab. Then, he interns on Warner Brothers' THE NEGOTIATOR starring Samuel Jackson and Kevin Spacey. Back in Switzerland, he writes and directs his second short, a silent dark comedy KILLING TIME, which undertakes an excellent festival route, winning several awards and securing international distribution.

Thanks to the success of Killing Time, Carlo is invited at the Sundance Film Festival by his distributor to participate as a finalist in the Million Dollar Film Festival sponsored by Universal Pictures. Since then, he continues writing, directing and producing short films, fictions and documentaries, as well as developing full-length screenplays. He signs several feature option deals in Italy, Canada and Switzerland, including THE PROMISE and LARSEN (FEEDBACK).

Larsen, his last short comedy, has been selected in more than 60 festivals, winning international awards and selling to TV broadcasters around the world. This out-of-the-box romantic comedy has gathered prestigious accolades from professionals, critics and audiences alike and pushed Carlo to step up to his feature debut with FINDING JOY which opened in US theatres in 2013 in conjuction with Warner Brothers Digital distribution.

Carlo returns to Switzerland in 2014. There, he falls back in love with KINO, the international filmmaking movement and develops film projects while teaching and establishing his commercial, editing and photography services.

Unique traits: Works in English, French and Italian.





  • Dependent's Day

    Dependent's Day (2016)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department After realizing his girlfriend is the breadwinner of their relationship, Cam is on a mission to prove he can also be a breadwinner and he is THE MAN. But he will be struggling from job to job, where women are in charge. Can Cam prove he can provide and not be dependent? Written by Anonymous

  • Finding Joy

    Finding Joy (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Director A self-absorbed writer, stuck in more ways than one, rediscovers himself, his offbeat family, and what it means to be happy when he meets Joy, a spirited young woman who asks him to write her obituary.

  • Entre ange et démon

    Entre ange et démon (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Fantasy) Editor It's the never-ending battle between good and evil. An angel hounds a demon to prevent him from harming humans. This chase will lead them to duel on a train platform.

  • Samarkande

    Samarkande (2013)
    Film (Short, Adventure and Fantasy) Writer In Baghdad, in 8th century, the Caliph Haroun Al Rachid is a man for whom the human life has only not much value. But when his dearest friend the grand vizier arrives terrified, his vision of the death is irreparably going to change.

  • Outside My Window

    Outside My Window (2012)
    Film (Short and Music) Director A romantic, sepia toned narrative directed by Carlo DeRosa (Larsen). A man watches the love of his life through his window his whole life, unable to express his true feelings to her until it's too late. Set to the music of the band Jeremy Buck & The Bang and shot in downtown Los Angeles at a historical building. Written by Gratitude International

  • Jeremy Buck & the Bang: You Are a Star

    Jeremy Buck & the Bang: You Are a Star (2011)
    Video (Short and Music) Director Add a Plot »

  • Larsen

    Larsen (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director Turning thirty, Zora feels that it is time for her to find the right vocation instead of looking for it. When her lover Gérard leaves his wife to stay with her, she begins to doubt again. Is committing to Gérard truly the right choice?

  • Face to Face

    Face to Face (2005)
    Film (Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Killing Time

    Killing Time (2000)
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  • Le jardin des autres roses

    Le jardin des autres roses (2000)
    TV Movie (Sci-Fi) Actor Geneva 2008, Dan is a young hacker. He is in love with Ane, a mysterious and beautiful girl. The only trouble is that Dan knows Ane only through EuropaNet, the virtual network which enables fully immersion of the senses. The day when Dan can no longer connect with Ane, he suspects that his bandwidth is too low to reach her network. Starts then for Dan a race for more bandwidth and higher technology, which turns into a race for power and madness. Written by Alex Iordachescu

  • The Negotiator

    The Negotiator (1998)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. Written by Ted Walters

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