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About Stefano

Stefano Jay Bozzo, born in Turin, Italy, in 1967.
Seventeen years ago lost his chance to a brilliant university career in Literature, driving a minivan and blocking roads to help the making of “THE WAY WE LAUGHED”, the only Gianni Amelio’s movie to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
It was 1998.
Since then he worked in several and different movie productions, from Production Assistant to First Assistant Director. He worked in Italy, in Europe and up to the extreme environment of Greenland to film “WHEN THE CHILDREN PLAY IN THE SKY.”
Then he landed in Africa, determined to quit fictions for documentaries.
In Sierra Leone he filmed “FREETOWN TENNIS CLUB”, showing how Freetown’s kids play good tennis, even without basic equipment. The film was official selection in Mumbai Film Festival in 2006.
In Congo he filmed “SQUASH FOR LIFE”, to show how Squash can save the street kids of Kinshasha.
Back in New York, he cofounded SPORTFORLIFE.ORG, a small NGO dedicated to help sports in post-conflict Countries.
In 2008 he moves to Dili, Timor-Leste and starts to collaborate with FETTIL, Timor Tennis Federation. He lingers there for five years, producing documentaries for the local Government, for UNDP, World Bank and several international NGOs, including Save The Children and WaterAid.

Meanwhile he published two novels, “VIA DI SCAMPO” (Exit Road), in 2007 and “VICIOUS CLUB”, in 2011. He completed a master in screenwriting online in Australia, with FAST SCREENPLAY method.
Now he lives in Tyr, South of Lebanon, close to the border with Israel, writing full time.
In 2013 the screenplay “THE STILL LIFE OF CORNELIUS”, receives awards and honorable mentions in Pennsylvania, at New Hope Film Festival; in Ohio, at The Indie Gathering Film Festival; in Mexico, at Oaxaca Film Festival.
The screenplay, in Italian, “TUTTO BENE” (Everything’s fine), wins the best drama award at ENDAS SCREENPLAY CONTEST 2013.

Loglines

  • Rock 'n' Roll Mother Teresa

    Rock 'n' Roll Mother Teresa Comedy A destitute Elvis impersonator embarks on a road trip with a murder suspect masquerading as a nun in hopes of winning an Elvis impersonation contest.

  • The Still Life of Cornelius

    The Still Life of Cornelius Comedy Because of his mother death a clumsy art professor must to renounce a prolonged adolescence, while fighting decrepit Nazi relics he will find true love.

Awards

  • The Indie Gathering Film Festival - Honorable Mention
    (2014)

  • Endas International Screenplay Contest - Best Drama
    (2013)

  • The Indie Gathering Film Festival - Honorable Mention
    (2013)

  • New Hope Film Festival - Honorable Mention
    (2013)

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