Stefano Raspa

Storyteller (Writer, Filmmaker, Assistant Producer)

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsWriter - Production Assistant - Film Director

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About me

I was born in Bologna in 1989. I'm graduated with a B.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology (University of Bologna, Italy, 2011) and with an MSc in Anthropology & Development Studies (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2013). I studied screenwriting at the New York Film Academy in NYC, and worked as a documentary Filmmaker and a Film Editor for the Smithsonian Arctic Centre (Anchorage, Alaska, USA). In 2014 I wrote the short film “Lilith” which won as the best film at the 48 Hours Amsterdam Horror Film Race. In the same year, I won the 2nd place at the Van Gogh Film Award (Amsterdam International Film Festival) with the screenplay “Wolves From The Midnight Lunch”. In 2015 I debuted as a director and a producer with the short film "A Twisted Trick-Il Capolavoro Perduto" that won the 1st prize "Ti Racconto in Corto", dedicated to John Fante from “Fondazione PescaraAbruzzo” in 2016. Afterwards, I made two more short films: Strike – La Crisi (Reggio Film Festival Official Selection 2016), and “Haze” (finalist at the Amarcort Film Festival, Rimini 2016). I attended the LUISS Writing School for Film & Television in Rome, and served as an Assistant Producer at Capetown srl, an independent production company based in Rome. In July 2016, I was selected to participate in a Filmmaking workshop sponsored by “Fondazione Ente Dello Spettacolo”. The result of this workshop is a collective short film “Cosa Vedi” which was presented at the 73° International Venice Film Festival. In 2017 I attended the Prague Film School in Czech Republic, producing two more short films and working on other independent film productions mainly as a First AD and a Production Manager.

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Skills

  • Screenwriting
  • Film Production
  • Film/video Editing
  • Directing
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Script Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Camera Operating
  • IT
  • Communication

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Work history

    Currently

    Writer/Director/Filmmaker

    Freelance

    Mar 2015
    • Freelance
    • Writing, Directing, Editing, Producing Short Films & Music Videos, both or personal projects or for commissioned jobs. Short Films: “Beijing, London, Rio” (postproduction), “The Island” (postproduction, 2017), “Cosa Vedi”(Screened at the 73° International Venice Film Festival, 2016), “Haze” (2016), “Strike – La Crisi” (2016), “A Twisted Trick – Il Capolavoro Perduto” (2015), "Lilith" (Only writing, 2014) Music Videos: “Avere Te” by Pietro Paletti (2015), “Charlie Street” by Charlie Shuffle Big Band (2016)

    2017

    First Assistant Director

    Freelance

    Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
    • Prague, Czechia
    • Freelance
    • First Assistant Director & Production Manager for 3 Independent Short Films

    2016

    Second Assistant Director - Second AD

    Iterfilm

    Feb 2016 - Dec 2016
    • Rome, Italy
    • Freelance
    • 2nd Assistant Director for documentaries & commercials

    2016

    Assistant Producer

    Capetown Srl

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016
    • Rome, Italy
    • Full Time
    • Preproduction & Production of Documentaries & Feature Films

    2015

    Translator

    MIA (International Film Market, Rome)

    Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
    • Rome, Italy
    • Full Time
    • Translating and Editing Press Communications or Articles in the Communication Office of MIA (International Film Market, Rome Film Festival 2015)

    2014

    Writer & Critic

    Nisimazine

    Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
    • Venice, Italy
    • Full Time
    • Writing articles & film reviews, carrying out interviews at Nisimazine special edition film magazine, 71° Venice Film Festival, Italy

    2014

    Editor - Film

    Smithsonian Museum

    Apr 2014 - Jul 2014
    • Anchorage, AK, USA
    • Full Time
    • Editing & Supervising Postproduction of a Series of Documentaries "Dene Quill Art in Alaska"

    2015

    Journalist

    Mouth London

    Nov 2013 - May 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Writing Articles & Film Reviews. https://www.mouthlondon.com/author/stefano-raspa/

    2013

    Researcher

    Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

    Feb 2013 - May 2013
    • Iquitos, Peru
    • Full Time
    • Fieldwork & Ethnographic Research in The Peruvian Upper Amazon on the phenomenon of Shamanic Tourism.

    2011

    Researcher

    University of Bologna

    Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
    • 10080 Vidracco, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy
    • Full Time
    • Fieldwork & Ethnographic Research in Damanhur (Eco-spiritual community).

    Education

    2017

    Professional Course

    Prague Film School

    Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
    • Prague, Czechia
    • Professional Filmmaking Course (Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Directing Actors, Film Camera Theory & Practice, Postproduction Softwares)

    2016

    M.A.

    LUISS Guido Carli

    Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
    • Rome, Italy
    • Writing & Producing for Film & Television

    2013

    MSc

    Radboud University

    Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
    • Nijmegen, Netherlands
    • MSc Degree in Anthropology & Development Studies

    2012

    Professional Course

    New York Film Academy

    Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
    • New York, United States
    • Professional Screenwriting Course

    2011

    B.A.

    University of Bologna

    Oct 2008 - Oct 2011
    • Bologna, Italy
    • Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology

    Awards

    2016

    John Fante For Short Films

    Fondazione Pescara Abruzzo

    • Cash Award for the short film "A Twisted Trick - Il Capolavoro Perduto"

    2014

    Van Gogh Award

    Amsterdam International Film Festival

    • 2nd Place of Van Gogh Film Award for the screenplay "Wolves from the midnight lunch"

    2014

    Rodolfo Sonego

    Lago Film Fest

    • Nomination to Rodolfo Sonego Award for the screenplay "A Twisted Trick - Il Capolavoro Perduto"