Luca Caserta

Luca Caserta

Director & Filmmaker

  • Location: Italy
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

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. 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 unreleased and 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.). 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. The film is distributed by Premiere Film.

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 is currently working on his first feature film.

Work History

Il serpente - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Mezzanotte per amar - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Dimmi chi sono - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche, Cine Audio Effects

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Nikola Tesla. A Portrait - Need Teatro

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Mariska - Spirito ribelle - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

I due gentiluomini di Verona - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Cosa desiderate che mi avete fatta chiamare? - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

L'altra faccia della luna - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Petro Tyschtschenko - The Commodore Years - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Toy's Home - Need Teatro

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Illomè - Volume I - Need Teatro

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

The Dreamer - Elite Club Vacanze

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Dal profondo - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

La fabbrica della tela - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Sogno di un uomo ridicolo - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

The Pitch Race - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Bambola - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2013 - Jan 2013

L'isola - Rai Fiction, Palomar

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

Se sei così ti dico sì - DueA Film

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Edda Ciano e il comunista - Casanova Multimedia

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Il giardino degli aranci - Nuove Officine Cinematografiche

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Dentro lo specchio - Accademia di Cinema e Televisione di Cinecittà

Jan 2011 - Nov 2011

Una sconfinata giovinezza - DueA Film

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Per poco non ci scappa il morto - Accademia di Cinema e Televisione di Cinecittà

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Innocenze perdute - Accademia di Cinema e Televisione di Cinecittà

Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

L'appuntamento - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

Andata - Ritorno - Andata - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop. (Sezione Cinema)

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Otello - Altre verità - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Don Giovanni, Arlecchino e il Convitato di Pietra - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

In vino veritas - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop. (Sezione Cinema)

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Una vedova poco scaltra - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

L'incredibile viaggio della Principessa Rolanda - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Giù in fondo a sinistra - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

La bisbetica non domata - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

La bisbetica non domata - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop. (Sezione Cinema)

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Shoah - L'ultima stazione - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

In vino veritas - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

Sua maestà, la bomba...! - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop. (Sezione Cinema)

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

È questo il paese civile? - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Il viaggio di Dante - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Donne nella storia - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Merope - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Amiche - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

Albe Tre - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Terra di nessuno - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2003 - Dec 2003

Ruzante in campo - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

Nasce una stella - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

Tommaso Moro - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1993 - Dec 1993

Prometeo incatenato - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1990 - Dec 1990

La commedia degli Zanni - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989

Diorama - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989

Sogni pirandelliani - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989

Giulietta e Romeo - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1986 - Dec 1986

Le baruffe chiozzotte - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1985 - Dec 1985

La Commedia dell'Arte - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1985 - Dec 1985

La dispensa delle marmellate - Teatro Scientifico Soc. Coop.

Jan 1982 - Dec 1982

Education

Cinema - Movie Production - Masterclass - Scuola di Cinema Sentieri Selvaggi (Rome - Italy)

Mar 2019 - May 2019

Cinema - Director of Photography - Workshop - Scuola di Cinema Sentieri Selvaggi (Rome - Italy)

Jan 2019 - Jan 2019

Cinema - Filmmaker - Accademia di Cinema e Televisione di Cinecittà (Rome - Italy)

Oct 2008 - Sep 2010

Master - Diploma in Comunicazione e Multimedia - Cooperativa Sociale Dieffe

Sep 2003 - Sep 2004

Archeologia Preistorica - Laurea Quadriennale - Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy)

Jan 1998 - Jul 2003

Liceo - Maturità Classica - Liceo Classico "Scipione Maffei" (Verona - Italy)

Sep 1991 - Jun 1996

Skills

  • Scriptwriting
  • Video Editing
  • Cinema
  • Cinematography
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Directing
  • Director
  • Editing
  • Filming
  • Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting
  • Script and Screenwriting
  • Short filmmaking

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