Telling stories one shot at a time.
Bob Celli is an award winning Writer/Director and Actor.
DelanoCelli is in post production on a new short film project entitled The Keeper. A film about two people who meet at a speed dating event. A lonely widow yearning for connection and a lover of art in search of perfection. The distance between longing and obsession is closer than you think. The film is due out in 2019.
Most recently Bob wrote and directed Brooklyn In July a short film based on Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran, drawn to New York by the promise of better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind. He is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep.a true story and inspired by actual events. The film was an official selection at 45 festivals in the US and abroad, and garnered 30 awards and 22 nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Dramatic Short, Best Screenplay and Bob was the recipient on a, Humanitarian Award.
Bob also wrote and directed Figs For Italo, a short film based on a true story and inspired by actual events. The film was an official selection at 32 festivals in the US and abroad, and garnered 15 awards including and 15 nominations, including Best National Short, Best Dramatic Short, Special Jury Award - Short film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
Together with Laura Delano, DelanoCelli Productions work-shopped and produced the world premiere of Down Range, a play by Jeffery Skinner. The production was sponsored by Beth Davis In Good Company and all profits form the production were donated to Soldiers Heart, a veterans' return and healing project addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of veterans, their families and communities. Bob is adapting the play into a feature screenplay.
They were associate producers of the Off-Broadway show Circle by Suzanne Bachner. Circle was the winner of the OOBR for best ensemble cast and SPOTLIGHT AWARDS.
Together they have worked extensively in New York City as producers and as actors.
Bob’s recent appearances include Gotham, The Blacklist, The Onion News, Down Range, and Circle.
Laura has appeared in Fame, Slow Dancing in the Big City, The Warriors, The Chosen, and Stardust Memories.
Semi Finalist
Brooklyn In July
I Filmmaker International Film Festival
Marbella, Malaga
2018
Nominated - Best US Short Drama Nominated - Best US Director - Short Film Nominated - Best US Actor - Short Film Nominated - Best Produced Script - Short Film Nominated - ERIC ADAIR VETERAN AWARD - Best Military Veteran Issue 
Brooklyn In July
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin TX
2018
Nominated Best Supporting Actress - Kimberlee Monroe and Best Costumes
Brooklyn In July
Oniros Film Festival Best of the year
Acosta
2018
Nominated - Jury Award / Bob Celli & Nominated - Best Actor in a Short / Thaddeus Daniels
Brooklyn In July
Madrid Short Film Festival
Madrid
2018
Audience Choice Best Short
Brooklyn In July
Brooklyn Short Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2018
Best Of Fest
Brooklyn In July
Nassau Film Festival
Princeton NJ
2018
Winner - Best Short Military Narrative / Bob Celli, Winner - Best Actor Short Film - Thaddeus Daniels, Nominated - Best Supporting Actress Short Film / Judy Krause, Nominated - Best Ensemble Cast
Brooklyn In July
Bare Bones International Film Festival
Muskegee, OK
2018
Winner -Best Short Film / Bob Celli, Best Actor / Thaddeus Daniels, Best Supporting Actress / Kimberlee Monroe, Best Costumes / A. Sherwood & Tony Gaetano
Brooklyn In July
Oniros Film Awards
Acosta
2018
Winner - Silver Screen Award / Short Film
Brooklyn In July
Nevada International Film Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2017
Winner - Award Of Excellence and the 2017 Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Achievement
Brooklyn In July
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla, CA
2017
Winner - Best Drama / Bob Celli
Brooklyn In July
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Wilmington, NC
2017
Winner - Audience Award
Brooklyn In July
Kansas International Film Festival
Kansas, MO
2017
Winner - Best Director Short Film - Bob Celli, Best Actor Short / Thaddeus Daniels
Brooklyn In July
Atlantic City Cinefest
Atlantic City, NJ
2017
Winner - Best Short Film, Winner - Best Director, Short / Bob Celli, Winner - Best Actor Short, Short / Thaddeus Daniels, Nominated - Best Actress, Short / Suzette Gunn, Nominated - Best Concept / Short Film
Brooklyn In July
Golden Door International Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2017
Winner - Best Screenplay Short - Bob Celli
Brooklyn In July
The Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival
Boston, MA
2017
Nominated - Best Short
Brooklyn In July
Montreal International Black Film Festival
Montreal
2017
Nominated - Best Short
Brooklyn In July
Long Beach International Film Festival
Long Beach, CA
2017
Winner - Best Director Short Film - Bob Celli, Best Director - Bob Celli, Best Actor Short / Thaddeus Daniels
Brooklyn In July
Massachuetts Independent Film Festival
Boston, MA
2017
Winner - Award Of Excellence
Brooklyn In July
The IndieFEST Film Awards
La Jolla, CA
2017
Winner - Award Of Excellence
Brooklyn In July
Best Shorts Competition
La Jolla, CA
2017
Winner - Best Director Short Film / Bob Celli, Best Editing Short Film / Cecilia Potenza, Nominated Best of Fest
Brooklyn In July
EyeCatcher International Film Festival
McAlester, OK
2017
Semi Finalist
Brooklyn In July
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Long Beach Island, NJ
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