If you are looking for a collaborator or would like to discuss ideas for a film or video, I'd love to hear from you:   francesca.castelbuono@gmail.com

If you are looking for a collaborator or would like to discuss ideas for a film or video, I'd love to hear from you:
francesca.castelbuono@gmail.com

Francesca is a director and award winning writer, co-founder of production company Strange Machine. With a background in theatre, she transitioned to film and gained experience on feature film production and distribution with companies such as RPC, Universal, New Regency, See-Saw, and Porchlight Films.

Francesca's work has screened at BAFTA qualifying festivals and premiered online on Dazed & Confused. ‘Undone’, her latest short film, is on the festival circuit, having premiered at East End Film Festival and screened at Inside Out. Her short film script 'Faded' won a Live Script Reading Award at the British Urban Film Festival supported by Channel 4. The first feature film screenplay she has co-written was awarded research funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and is now in development. She is currently in post-production on a new short film commissioned by DLV BBDO.

In 2017 Francesca was selected on professional development programmes BFI Network x BAFTA Crew and Widening the Lens: Shorts 2 Features run by Encounters Film Festival. 

FILMOGRAPHY

Film

Uuno (in development) / feature film / Co-Writer, Director / Greenlit Productions
The Inheritors (in development) / short film / Co-Writer, Director / Strange Machine
Faded (in development) / short film / Writer, Director / Quip Films

Lynch (2018) (post-production) / short film / Director / Oxygene Films, Subframe Media

Undone (2017) / short film / Writer, Director / Quip Films
Someone Sleeping (2014) / short film / Writer, Director, Producer, Editor
Uuno (2013) / film teaser / Co-writer, Director, Editor / Miina Films
Morella (2011) / short film / Director, Producer, Editor / Seventh Storey / Goldsmiths Special Project Fund

Music videos

Rest Your Head - LYVES / (2018) / music video / Director, Writer / Raine Films
Fear - FACE / Warner Records (2016) / music video / Director, Writer, Producer / Mad Adam Films
Enemy -  FOREIGN SKIN / (2015) / music video / Director, Writer, Producer, Editor / DSTRKT 13
The Black Snow in June - TRIPCIK  / (2014) / music video / Director, Editor / Mad Adam Films
Wait Til' Night - COOLY G / Hyperdub (2014) / music video / Director, Producer / Mad Adam Films

OTHER CREDITS

Film

Mary Magdalene (2018) / feature film / dir. Garth Davis / Producer's Assistant (Liz Watts) / See-Saw Films, Porchlight Films
Containment (2015) / feature film / dir. Neil Mcenery-West / Assistant to Director / Brightcold Day Films, Patchwork Productions
Dom Hemingway (2013) / feature film / dir. Richard Shepard / Production & Director's Assistant / Recorded Picture Company
Silent Disco (2013) / short film / dir. Mark Rigby / 1st Assistant Director / DSTRKT 13
Loser (2012) / short film / dir. Mark Rigby / 1st Assistant Director / DSTRKT 13
P.O.V. (2010) / documentary / Project Manager / INCA, British Council, Youth in Action 1.2
Eve (2008) / short film / dir. Thanos Psichogios / Assistant Art Director / Parkville Pictures

Promo

Abnormal (2014) / promo / dir. Joe Ransom / 1st Assistant Director, Co-Producer / 4.13 Productions
The Wonderful Oz - Molteni&C (2012) / promo / dir. Francesca Molteni / Writer, Assistant Director / Muse Factory of Projects