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Lorenzo DeStefano
"Diary of a Nobody Film Prohect"

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Lorenzo DESTEFANO

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lorenzo DeStefano is a Director member of the Directors Guild of America and past member of the Motion Picture Editor’s Guild. He is producer/director of the award-winning 2017 non-fiction feature, "Hearing is Believing," about the young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers. He produced and directed "Los Zafiros – Music From The Edge Of Time," an award-winning film about the Beatles of 1960s Cuba. DeStefano produced, directed and edited the acclaimed public evision documentary "Talmage Farlow," a portrait of the great American jazz guitarist.

His current narrative feature project as producer-writer- director is "Diary of a Nobody," the true story based on "The Inman Diary," published by Harvard University Press. DeStefano is producer- writer of the urban thriller "Serpentine" a four-hour British television series based on true events, set in India and London, co-produced by Anwen Hurt.

SCREENPLAYSinclude the originals "Serpentine," "Lads," and "Deep Inside." Screen adaptations include "Diary of a Nobody," "Creeps", from the play by David E. Freeman, "Cropper’s Cabin", from the novel by Jim Thompson, and "Appointment in Samarra" (co-writer) from the novel by John O’Hara, and "Creeps" from the play by David E. Freeman.

PLAYS include "Shipment Day," the story of DeStefano’s cousin, Olivia Robello Breitha, a teenage girl diagnosed with leprosy in 1930s Honolulu. World premiere November 2018, Manoa Valley Theatre, Honolulu. “Providence” is DeStefano’s stage adaptation of the screenplay by the late English dramatist David Mercer. "Camera Obscura" is a dramatization of The Inman Diary. Developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, the play received its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London, both productions helmed by Jonathan Miller, the celebrated English director. "The Inman Diaries," a chamber opera based on DeStefano’s play, received its world premiere in September 2007 at the Intermezzo Opera Company, Boston.

FICTION includes the novel "Serpentine."

NON-FICTION includes the memoir, "Visitations–Finding A Secret Relative In Modern-Day Hawai’i," "Calle Cero–An Encounter with Cuban Film Director Tomas Gutierrez Alea," (Cuba Update) "Diary of a Nobody" (The Guardian), and the photographic memoir "Cubanos – Island Portraits" (Museum of Latin American Art).

THEATER DIRECTINGincludes "Shipment Day," the 25 th anniversary production of William Inge’s “Natural Affection,” Horton Foote’s "The One-Armed Man," the world premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s "Conversations with the Spanish Lady," and the world premiere of "Twisted Twain," the one-man show by Bill Erwin.

FILM EDITINGincludes "Dreamscape," "That Championship Season," "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "Thrashin," "The Killing Time" and "Gingerale Afternoon." DeStefano was Supervising Film Editor and a Producer and Director for the four-season run of “Life Goes On,” the ABC/Warner Brothers drama series starring Patti Lupone and Bill Smitrovich.

PHOTOGRAPHY - DeStefano’s first thematic series as a teenage street photographer in Honolulu was "Rest Homes Hawai’i," He continued to freelance in California before turning his attention from still photography to film. He credits his journeys to Cuba starting in 1993 with reawakening the photographer in him. His traveling exhibition, "La Hora Magica / The Magic Hour – Portraits of a Vanishing Cuba," has been shown extensively in Cuba as well as in New York, Chicago, London, Havana, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. The entire photographic archive of DeStefano’s work in Cuba, “Cubanos - Island Portraits,” was acquired in 2016 by The Museum of Latin American Art, in Long Beach, California, and is now in their Permanent Collection. Many of Lorenzo’s photographs have been licensed for print, CDs, TV & Film, including HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and the Warner Brothers film, "Queen of the Damned".

DeStefano is founder and director of The Ventura Film Society, a California-based cinema cooperative bringing people together in the dark since 2008.


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