Born in Italy, Samantha Casella studied at Alessandro Baricco's Holden School and at the the Immagina School of Cinema in Florence.
She began to take her first steps into the world of cinema directing the short film "Juliette", which received a total of 19 awards, including two awards at the "Massimo Troisi European Award".
In the following years she showed her versatile style alternating at the creation of short films, documentaries and video clips.
The cinematographic path of those years, has seen her as author of short films presented in various international festivals such as "Interrupted Silences" with Raffaella Ponzo,”Iris” with Elisabetta Rocchetti and Ágape with Marina Rocco and Paolo Stella.
In 2006 she has also wrote and directed "Giro di Giostra", presented during the Mostra internazionale d'arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2006, in the Venice Film Meeting section.
About documentaries, her most important works can be considered "Mediterraneo", presented at the Venice Biennale and centered on the figure of the famous sculptor Giuseppe Spagnulo, "Il West Secondo Civitelli" on the well-known cartoonist of Tex Willer, "Via Crucis al Pantheon" which documents the work processes of the Via Crucis created by the sculptor Federico Severino and located on 11 September 2010 in the Pantheon in Rome, and "Autoritratto con Papa", testimony to a gift consisting of a work by Gianni Bubani and a poem by Davide Rondoni dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI.
 
In 2019 she returned to directing another short: "I Am Banksy" with Marco Iannitello, Caterina Silva and Diego Verdegiglio.
In addition to being distributed in theaters in Los Angeles through Fourwalled; "I Am Banksy" won Best International Short at the Golden State Film Festival, Best Mystery Short at the Olympus Film Festival, Best Foreign Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Award, Best International Short at the Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Award and Best International Short at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival; all organized in Los Angeles County.
Samantha Casella has also won Best Female Director Awards at the Cinemagic Film Festival and the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Overall, the short film has so far totaled 13 awards.
Influenced by the pictorial world, Samantha Casella's directing style leads her to prefer stories crossed by a deep surreal atmosphere, in which the unconscious dimension has a predominant value.
  • Director (2 Credits)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
    I AM BANKSY2019
    Short
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
    I AM BANKSY2019
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    To A God Unknown2020
    Experimental, Short
Best Experimental Film - Best Women’s Film
To A God Unknown
MONT BLANC INTERNATIONAL FILM FETIVAL
Paris
2020
Best Inspirational Film
To A God Unknown
NEW CINEMA LISBON FILM FESTIVAL
Lisbon
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
TORONTO FILM MAGAZINE FEST
Toronto
2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director
To A God Unknown
INDUS RIVER INTERNATIONAL CINEFEST
Gahan
2020
Best Cinematography - Best Sound Design
To A God Unknown
SCREEN POWER FILM FESTIVAL
London
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
LA SUN FILM FEST
Los Angeles
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Director Music Short
To A God Unknown
ACCORD CINE FEST
On Line Event
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
LA INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2020
Best Short Film - Best Women’s Film
To A God Unknown
TWILIGHT TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL
Tokyo
2020
Best Cinematography
To A God Unknown
ONYKO FILMS AWARDS
Onyko
2020
Best Short Film
To A God Unknown
YOUR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
On Line Event
2020
Award of Merit: Best Short
To A God Unknown
ONE-REELER SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Los Angeles
2020
Best Experimental Short - Outstanding Director
To A God Unknown
HOLY GRAIL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Jerusalem
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
METROPOLITAN FILM FESTIVAL NYC - LA
New York
2020
Best Experimental Short - Best Music Short - Best Women Director
To A God Unknown
GLOBAL MOUNTHLY ONLINE FILM COMPETITION
On Line Event
2020
Best Short Documentary Film
To A God Unknown
MONTHLY ONLINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tirpur
2020
Best Women’s Short
To A God Unknown
BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
Chennai
2020
Best International Short
To A God Unknown
TORONTO SHORT FILM CHANNEL FESTIVAL
Toronto
2020
Jury Award
To A God Unknown
AFTER HOUR FILM FESTIVAL
Mumbai
2020
Award of Ecellence Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY
Cinemagic Film Festival
Greenville
2020
Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AWARDS
Montreal
2020
Best Female Director (Banksy Deadline)
To A God Unknown
BERLIN UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin
2020
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short
To A God Unknown
PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Prague
2020
Honorable Mention Best Experimental Short Film - Best Sound Design
To A God Unknown
KOSICE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
Kosice
2020
Honorable Mention Best Short
To A God Unknown
GLOBAL SHORTS
Los Angeles
2020
Best Narrative Short
To A God Unknown
INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
Los Angeles
2020
Silver Awards: Best Experimental Short & Best Female Director - Honorable Mentions: Best Cinematography
To A God Unknown
INDEPENDENT SHORTS AWARD
Los Angeles
2020
Best Action / Adventure Short
To A God Unknown
HOLLYWOOD BLOOD HORROR FESTIVAL
Los Angeles
2020
Award of Merit: Best Film Short & Best Women Filmmakers
To A God Unknown
ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION
La Jolla
2020
Award of excellence Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
2019
Best Woman Director
I AM BANKSY

Berlin Underground Film Festivaò
2019
Menzione Speciale
I AM BANKSY
Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno
Salerno
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Marina Del Rey Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Los Angeles Theatrical Release Competition & Award
Los Angeles
2019
Best Foreign Short
I AM BANKSY
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Best Mystery Short
I AM BANKSY
Olympus Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Sound
I AM BANKSY
Silicon Beach Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Directing Short
I AM BANKSY
Gulf of Naples Film Festival
Naples
2019
Best International Short
I AM BANKSY
Golden State Film Festival
Losa Angeles
2019
Birth Date
October 1, 1981
Birth City
Faenza
Current City
Los Angeles
Height
1,75
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Libra