Frederic Casella

Frederic Casella

Director / Writer

  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am an award winning Director specialising in narrative comedy and factually informed drama.

My six short films have screened, and won awards, at the world’s most competitive festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, the inaugural Sundance London, Palm Springs Shorts Fest, LA Shorts Fest, and Encounters Short Film Festival.

My work is grounded in my background directing broadcast documentaries and factual shows at the highest level. I have directed over 11 hours of prime- time TV for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Discovery etc. Projects I have worked on have won BAFTA, Royal Television Society, and International Emmy awards. Broadcasters in the UK and US have trusted their best performing shows (as well as high-risk one off films), to my ability to deftly handle dramatic and comedic tone.

As an immigrant, I am peculiarly sensitive to the subtle nuances of the social tribes that define us. Exploring the comedic absurdities, and dark consequences, of our contemporary social landscape continues to fascinate me, and drive my work.


  • Broadcast
  • Comedy
  • Creative Writer
  • Director
  • Documentary
  • Documentary Film
  • Drama
  • edit producer
  • Feature Film
  • History
  • History of Ideas
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Self-shooting
  • Short filmmaking