I am a visionary filmmaker with unshakeable ambition and passion for storytelling. My goal is to continue creating narrative, avant garde and documentary films that entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire.
In the past few years, I have written, directed, edited, shot/ DP'ed and produced 11 of my own films (and collaborated on at least two dozen others), some on digital and others on 16 mm film. I've edited film by hand.
A 16mm student film of mine, "Food for Roger" was selected for the Palm Springs International Short Fest Film Market in 2012.
Recently at age 21, I co-produced my first feature film, a retro-wacko musical comedy called "The Sisters Plotz" starring director Lisa Hammer (The Venture Brothers), Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) and award-winning writer and artist Lisa Ferber. I also choreographed and acted in the film a bit, and was an additional camera operator. A short article I wrote can be found on Lost at E-Minor: lostateminor.com/2013/07/15/the-sisters-plotz-retro-wacko-musical-comedy-featuring-legendary-tv-icon-eve-plumb/
I've interned at Killer Films as a script reader, Silvercup Studios and the Hamptons International FIlm Festival.
Filmmaking and writing are my passions, but in addition I have 19 years of competitive dance experience and enjoy acting. I recently became a member of SAG-AFTRA after some years of training and castings in small Indie pictures. My acting training includes stage combat: rapier, dagger and unarmed fighting.
I graduated from Hofstra University in May, 2013 with a B.A in Film Studies and Production and a minor in English/ Creative Writing, with Cum Laude, Dean's List and Honors College distinctions.
Currently, I am writing a feature length script and a television series, with 1 additional feature and 2 shorts in development.
I am a freelance videographer and editor, officially partnered with Birds Eye Imaging and A Lifetime Legacy.
Name: Andrea DelBene
Lives in: Long Island City, Queens County, New York
Occupation: Actor, Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Videographer, Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Camera Operator and Editor
Unique traits: 20 years of competitive dance experience with national champion titles- professional choreographer as well (jazz, contemporary and hip hop, musical theatre choreo experience also). Stage combat training. Stick shift. Conversational Spanish and Italian. Other hobbies include philosophy and astrophysics (amateur).
Assistant Director, Venus ATTACKS! - (Big Apple Film Festival Official Selection)
Film (short) by Wilson Arts Diversified LLC, directed by Mario Corry
Co-Producer, Blimpie Spec - Poptent commercial winner
Commercial by Poptent & Blimpie
Video Editor and Web Content Writer
Video by Birds Eye Imaging INC
Documentary by A Lifetime Legacy
Series Co-Producer/ Script Consultant- Departed Harvest
Television by Darvest Films, LLC
Feature Location Scout, The Bitch
Film by Directed by James Merendino
Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor, Food for Roger 16mm student film - selected for Palm Springs Short Fest Film Market
Film (short) by Andrea DelBene Films
Office, Theater & Special Events Assistant
Film by Hamptons International Film Festival
Lighting and Grip Department Intern
Film by Silvercup Studios
Feature Co-Producer, Dance Choreographer, Actress- The Sisters Plotz
Film by Wilson Arts Diversified, LLC
Script Reader, Casting, Office & Production Intern
Film by Killer Films
Production Assistant, “Sublime Objective” by Mirror Mirror music video
Video by KillerMoxie Management, directed by Tom Kalin
Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor/ Camera/DP, Yonkers experimental student film
Video by Andrea DelBene Films
Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor/ Camera/DP, First We Were Lost, 16 mm B&W reversal (edited by hand) -- directorial debut featured as a music video for Fitter
Film (short) by Andrea DelBene Films
Poptent: Blimpie Spec Commercial winner, Co- Producer
GIAA Film Festival: Audience Favorite Award and Italian American Heritage Award for Yonkers, which I wrote, directed, edited, produced and shot by myself (student film)
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)