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Born in an artistically inspiring environment within a familiy of directors, writers and actors, after the master’s degree in Prehistoric Archaeology Luca Caserta decided to pursue the artistic career, working in theater first, then obtaining the Filmmaking Degree at Movie Academy of Cinecittà (Rome - Italy), majoring in movie direction and screenwriting with Carlo Lizzani, Giacomo Scarpelli, Cristiano Bortone, Franco Brogi Taviani and Mario Brenta. Here he also studied cinematography, shooting and cinema with Giuseppe Pinori, Daniele Nannuzzi and Giuseppe Berardini and attended the workshops held by Pupi Avati, Carlo Verdone and Luis Bacalov.
At Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome he attended the intensive laboratory in direction of photography with Giuseppe Lanci. He besides took part in the workshop "Working with the light" with the director of photography Alessandro Pesci, the Masterclass "Approach to Cinematography" with the director of photography Marco Bassano and attended the Masterclass in Film Production held by Gianluca Arcopinto.
Grown up in the show business, he has gained professional experiences both in the film industry and theater, taking part to several plays (among which "Thomas Moore" by W. Shakespeare, starring Raf Vallone). Since 2004 he wrote and directed fourteen plays, achieving important recognitions, including the “Premio Calcante” by SIAD - Italian Society of Dramatic Authors (Biblioteca del Burcardo, Rome - Italy). Some plays of him have been published on specialized magazines. In 2015 his theatrical works were debeated in a degree thesis (University of Bologna, Mentor Prof. Cristina Valenti).
He has dedicated himself exclusively to cinema and audiovisuals for several years now. He is author of short films, documentaries, music videos, commercials and art videos. His movies have been presented at many Festivals (Cannes Film Festival, Premi David di Donatello, Berlin European Short Film Festival, Roma Cinema DOC, Miami Independent Film Festival, Los Angeles CineFest, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Canada's World International Film Festival where he won the Honorable Mention for "L'altra faccia della luna"...).
In 2011 he wrote, directed and co-produced the short film "Dentro lo specchio". The editing supervision is by Ugo De Rossi, editor, among others, of Fellini, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Petri and Rosi. The film, along with the following "Dal profondo" (2014) and "L'altra faccia della luna" (2016), is part of the "trilogy on the double", focused on the investigation of what is hidden in the deepest part of the human soul. "Dal profondo" was acquired by IndiePix Films, which distributes it on demand in the United States and worldwide with the title "Out of the Depths" (www.indiepixfilms.com).
His new short film "Dimmi chi sono", still now joining the Film Festivals, won the development fund by Nuovo Imaie (Rome - Italy) with the screenplay. It also gained two Nominations (Best Director and Best Short Film) and won the Best Editing Award at the Top Indie Film Awards 2019 (U.S.A.). It won the Crystal Award as Best European Short Film at Europe Asia Festival of Cinema: the awards ceremony took place on Java in the presence of the Indonesian Royal Family. In India it won the Gold Award – Best Film on Women at Virgin Spring Cinefest, the Outstanding Achievement Award – Film on Women at Tagore International Film Festival, the Outstanding Achievement Award at Cult Critic Movie Award and got the Best Short Film Nomination at Golden Galaxy Awards, at Sun of the East Award and at Jean-Luc Godard Awards. The soundtrack includes the song "Piccola stella senza cielo" by the italian rock star Luciano Ligabue, courtesy of the artist himself and of Warner Music Italia/Warner Chappell Music Italiana.
Luca Caserta's works are characterized by touching different genres, styles and themes, from comedy, to social/civil commitment and human rights, to the investigation of the most obscure aspects of the human psyche, highlighting a certain artistic versatility.
As author, he's member of SIAD (Italian Society of Dramatic Authors) and of SIAE (Italian Society of Authors and Editors - Cinema Section and DOR Section). He is one of the jurors of the Sunset Film Festival (Los Angeles - U.S.A.), one of the selectors of the Corti a Palazzo Film Festival (Italy) and curator of the Short Film Section of Schermi d’Amore Film Festival (Italy). He's currently working on his first feature film.
  • Writer (6 Credits)
    Rosso è il mio silenzio
    Screenplay
    Tell Me Who I Am2019
    Short
    The Other Side of the Moon2016
    Short
    Out of the Depths2014
    Short
    The Canvas Forge2014
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Inside the Mirror2011
    Short, Student
  • Director (5 Credits)
    Tell Me Who I Am2019
    Short
    The Other Side of the Moon2016
    Short
    Out of the Depths2014
    Short
    The Canvas Forge2014
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
    Inside the Mirror2011
    Short, Student
  • Editor (3 Credits)
    Tell Me Who I Am2019
    Short
    The Other Side of the Moon2016
    Short
    The Canvas Forge2014
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Director of Photography (3 Credits)
    Tell Me Who I Am2019
    Short
    The Other Side of the Moon2016
    Short
    The Canvas Forge2014
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Camera Operator (2 Credits)
    The Other Side of the Moon2016
    Short
    The Canvas Forge2014
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Inside the Mirror2011
    Short, Student
  • Camera operator (1 Credit)
    Tell Me Who I Am2019
    Short
Best Short Film Nomination
Tell Me Who I Am
Jean-Luc Godard Awards
2020
Outstanding Achievement Award
Tell Me Who I Am
Cult Critic Movie Awards
Calcutta
2020
Best Editing Award
Tell Me Who I Am
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Best Short Film Nomination
Tell Me Who I Am
Sun of the East Award
2020
Outstanding Achievement Award - Film on Women
Tell Me Who I Am
Tagore International Film Festival
Bolpur
2020
Best Director Nominee
Tell Me Who I Am
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Gold Award - Best Film on Women
Tell Me Who I Am
Virgin Spring Cinefest
Calcutta
2020
Crystal Award - Best European Short Film
Tell Me Who I Am
Europa Asia Festival of Cinema
Malang
2020
Best Short Nominee
Tell Me Who I Am
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Best Short Film Nomination
Tell Me Who I Am
Golden Galaxy Awards
2020
Pitch & Short
The Other Side of the Moon
Biennale del Cortometraggio
Vicenza
2019
First Prize - Video Section
Tell Me Who I Am
XX Premio Riviera Laurence Olivier - Vivien Leigh
Bardolino (VR)
2019
Best Horror Nominee
The Other Side of the Moon
Movie Screen Pro Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
V Maratona di Corti Cinematografici
Roma
2018
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
AM Egypt Film Festival
Cairo
2018
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Cefalù Film Festival
Cefalù
2018
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Grossmann Fantastic Film Festival
Ljutomer
2017
Honorable Mention
The Other Side of the Moon
Canada’s World International Film Festival
Baie Durfe
2017
Semi-finalist
The Other Side of the Moon
Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
Los Angeles
2017
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
FantAvv – Festival della Letteratura Horror, Fantasy e d’Avventura
Verona
2017
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Fake Flesh Film Fest
Kamloops
2017
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
FantAvv - Festival della Letteratura Horror, Fantasy e d’Avventura
Verona
2017
Semi-finalist
The Other Side of the Moon
San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival
San Mauro Torinese
2017
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Fake Flesh Film Fest
Kamloops
2017
Short Film Market
The Other Side of the Moon
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand
2017
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Corti a Sud Film Festival
Salerno
2017
Short Film Market
The Other Side of the Moon
Torino Short Film Market
Torino
2017
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
FantAvv - Festival della Letteratura Horror, Fantasy e d’Avventura
Verona
2017
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Catone Film Festival
Roma
2017
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Fake Flesh Film Fest
Kamloops
2017
Semi-finalist
Out of the Depths
American Horror Film Festival
Chandler
2017
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Interiora Horror Festival
Roma
2017
Semi-finalist
The Other Side of the Moon
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles
2016
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
European Short Film Festival
Berlin
2016
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Corti a Palazzo
Verona
2015
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Lucania Film Festival
Pisticci
2015
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Younger's in.MOVIE
Roma
2014
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
FI-PI-LI Horror Festival
Livorno
2014
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
FI-PI-LI Horror Fest
Livorno
2014
Finalista
Out of the Depths
La Serra Trema
Pisa
2014
Short Film Corner
Out of the Depths
66° Cannes Film Festival
Cannes
2013
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
TOHorror Film Fest
Torino
2013
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Sugarpulp Festival
Padova
2013
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Veneto Film Tour
Verona
2013
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
TOHorror Film Fest
Torino
2012
Short Film Corner
Inside the Mirror
64° Festival di Cannes
Cannes
2011
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Sangiò Video Festival
Verona
2011
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Filmmakers al Chiostro
Pordenone
2011
Cinema Section Finalist
Inside the Mirror
MArte Live
Roma
2011
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Geo Film Festival
Cittadella (PD)
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Festival delle Foreste
Bergamo
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Rampa Film Festival
Naples
Official Selection
Out of the Depths
Premi David di Donatello 2013
Roma
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
London Lift-Off Film Festival
London
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Paris Courts Devant – Festival International de Courts Métrages 2011
Paris
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Premi David di Donatello 2011
Roma
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
I’ve seen Film Festival 2011
Milano
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Lucania Film Festival 2011
Matera
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Molise Cinema Film Festival 2011
Campobasso
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Bolzano Short Film Festival 2011
Bolzano
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
Parma Film Festival 2012
Parma
Official Selection
Inside the Mirror
ArTelesia Festival 2012
Benevento
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Premi David di Donatello
Rome
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Top Indie Film Awards
Japan
Official Selection
The Other Side of the Moon
Premi David di Donatello
Roma
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Jersey Shore Film Festival
Asbury Park
Semi-finalist
Tell Me Who I Am
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
Rieti e Sabina Film Festival
Roma
Official Selection
Tell Me Who I Am
KinoDUEL International Film Festival
Minsk
Finalist
The Canvas Forge
Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte 2017
Milano
Official Selection
The Canvas Forge
Miami Independent Film Festival 2016
Miami
Official Selection
The Canvas Forge
Roma Cinema DOC 2016
Roma
College
Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy)
Prehistoric Archaeology
19972003
College
Dieffe (Verona - Italy)
Master's Degree in Communication and Multimedia
20032004
College
Accademia del Cinema di Cinecittà (Roma - Italy)
Filmmaking
20092011
College
Scuola di Cinema Sentieri Selvaggi (Roma - Italy)
Direction of Photography - Workshop with Alessandro Pesci
2019
College
Scuola di Cinema Sentieri Selvaggi (Roma - Italy)
Movie Production - Masterclass with Gianluca Arcopinto
2019
College
Shot Academy (Roma - Italy)
Direction of Photography - Masterclass with Marco Bassano
2019
College
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Roma - Italy)
Direction of Photography - Masterclass with Giuseppe Lanci
2019
High School
Liceo Classico Scipione Maffei
Maturità Classica
19911996
Birth Date
May 25, 1977
Birth City
Verona
Current City
Roma
Hometown
Verona
Height
185 cm
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
Turning an idea, be it for a feature film, a documentary, a music video or a commercial, is an exciting adventure that draws fully from creativity's melting pot.