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 the performing arts, she transitioned to film and gained experience on feature films and in the broader industry with companies such as RPC, Universal, New Regency, See-Saw, and Porchlight Films, assisting producer Liz Watts. 

Francesca's films and music videos have screened at festivals worldwide and online on Dazed & Confused. Clients include Warner Records and Hyperdub. Her short film script, 'Faded', won a Live Script Reading Award at the British Urban Film Festival supported by Channel 4. Her first (co-written) feature film screenplay was awarded research funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and is now in development. In 2017 Francesca was selected as a participant on the professional development programmes, 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

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

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