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Surreal Estates

A professor of psychology and a cunning witch are recruited by a realtor who seeks to unearth and solve the arcane mysteries of Los Angeles - and protect his bottom line

  • Stella Tinucci
  • Justin Searles
  • Stella Tinucci
  • Josh Margulies
    Key Cast
    "Peter Russel"
  • Stella Tinucci
    Key Cast
    "Jenny Wysler"
  • Michael Beardsley
    Key Cast
    "James Walburg"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Peak City International Film Festival
    North Carolina
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    Best US TV Pilot - Winner
  • Sherwood Players Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 9, 2021
    Best Director - Winner
  • This Cannes Film Festival
    May 17, 2019
Director Biography - Stella Tinucci

Stella Tinucci is an award winning director/producer from France, based in Los Angeles, specialized in family content.

Graduated from the University of Paris Diderot with a Bachelor’s Degree in film studies, she then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a certificate in cinematography and in producing at the University of California, Los Angeles.

She started her filmmaking career in the science field, working as a director for the National Museum of Natural History in France. After that, she was hired by different company to work as an editor, while also working on-set as an Assistant Camera on various indie films. In 2013, she created the film association “Trav’ling”, organizing film festivals, presentations and workshop. With her production company, Mascarade Pictures, she produced and directed a TV pilot "Surreal Estates", winner of best TV Pilot and Best Director, and a feature film "The Lost Treasure", entirely shot in Hawaii and distributed by Vision Films.

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Director Statement

As a director, she is committed to create empowering and inspiring content that bring joy, hope and magic to the audience, young and old. She strongly believes cinema has this magical power to be the bridge between reality and dreams, creating a sparking and uplifting experience. It’s so easy to be drifted away by the negative, and that’s why our world need positive films, questioning and rethinking a hopeful future.