Stefano Casertano is an award-winning filmmaker residing in Berlin since 2006, CEO of the production company “Daring House”. His last film as director “People of Love and Rage” won the Eindhoven FIlm Festival and the Special Mention of the Jury at the Rome Independent Film Festival. As a producer, his animated short “The Ballad of the Homeless” screened at the Cannes Film Festival, won a Nastro d’Argento, was a candidate at the David di Donatello and won the LA Short Fest, being shortlisted for the Academy Awards. Stefano is currently producing his fourth documentary “Eighteen Penalties” about the story of the football matches between Italy and Germany produced by Istituto Luce and Lichtblick Film, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture and the German Film Funding Institute.
Stefano also serves as producer and filmmaker for video productions for media outlets such as El Paìs, Sky, La7, RBB, and Rai.
Before embarking on his film career, Stefano completed an MBA in Media and Communication at Columbia University in New York and a Ph.D. “Magna cum Laude” in International Politics at Potsdam University in Germany. He has been an international correspondent for Linkiesta.it, Finanza & Mercati and Pagina99, and his articles have appeared in World Affairs, Project Syndicate and RealClearWorld.