Would-be archeologist Caserta now explores the human soul

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Born into a creative family of directors, writers and actors, Luca Caserta is making a name for himself on the world’s stage as an award-winning director.

Caserta earned a master’s degree in prehistoric archaeology before deciding to pursue an artistic career. He began by working in theater. He then pursued a filmmaking degree at Cinecittà’s Movie Academy in Rome, studying under the direction of Golden Age filmmaker Carlo Lizzani. He also attended Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, where he took a course in cinematography and attended several workshops.

Since completing his studies, he has dedicated himself exclusively to cinema and audiovisuals. He’s made short films, documentaries, commercials, and music and art videos. His works have been presented at many venues, including the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin European Short Film Festival, Roma Cinema DOC, Miami Independent Film Festival and Los Angeles CineFest.

In 2011, he wrote, directed and co-produced the short film “Inside the Mirror.” Editing was supervised by Ugo De Rossi, who worked with many maestros of Italian cinema, including Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci and Francesco Rosi. The film, along with “Out of the Depths” (2014) and “The Other Side of the Moon” (2016), is part of the “trilogy on the double,” which investigates what is hidden in the deepest part of the human soul.

His latest short film, “Tell Me Who I Am,” the story of a young mother who is violently attacked during a walk and is so traumatized she loses her memory, has earned acclaim around the globe. The film speaks to the international movement aimed at ending violence against women and has helped spread awareness of the movement throughout the world.

Caserta is currently working on his first feature film. “Tell Me Who I Am” is still active on the festival circuit. We’ll let you know when it becomes available stateside.

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About Jeannine Guilyard

Jeannine Guilyard is a longtime correspondent for Fra Noi and the Italian-American community newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. She has also contributed to the Italian Tribune of New Jersey, Italian Tribune of Michigan and L'Italo Americano of Southern California. Jeannine wrote and directed the short film "Gelsomina," which was selected for the Screenings Program of the 59th Venice Film Festival, and she won Emmy and Peabody awards as an editor of ABC's "Special Report" following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Jeannine is also a writer and editor for Italian Cinema Today, a publication and blog she founded in 2005 to bridge culture between New York and Italy. Follow her on Instagram at Italianartcinema and on Twitter at @ItaloCinema2day.

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