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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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)
First Assistant Director & Production Manager for 3 Independent Short Films
2nd Assistant Director for documentaries & commercials
Preproduction & Production of Documentaries & Feature Films
Translating and Editing Press Communications or Articles in the Communication Office of MIA (International Film Market, Rome Film Festival 2015)
Writing articles & film reviews, carrying out interviews at Nisimazine special edition film magazine, 71° Venice Film Festival, Italy
Editing & Supervising Postproduction of a Series of Documentaries "Dene Quill Art in Alaska"
Writing Articles & Film Reviews. https://www.mouthlondon.com/author/stefano-raspa/
Fieldwork & Ethnographic Research in The Peruvian Upper Amazon on the phenomenon of Shamanic Tourism.
Fieldwork & Ethnographic Research in Damanhur (Eco-spiritual community).
Professional Filmmaking Course (Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Directing Actors, Film Camera Theory & Practice, Postproduction Softwares)
Writing & Producing for Film & Television
MSc Degree in Anthropology & Development Studies
Professional Screenwriting Course
Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology
Cash Award for the short film "A Twisted Trick - Il Capolavoro Perduto"
2nd Place of Van Gogh Film Award for the screenplay "Wolves from the midnight lunch"
Nomination to Rodolfo Sonego Award for the screenplay "A Twisted Trick - Il Capolavoro Perduto"