Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lorenzo
DeStefano is producer/director of the award-winning feature
documentary, “Los Zafiros-Music From The Edge Of Time” (www.loszafirosfilm.com),
about the Beatles of 1960s Cuba. He was producer/director/editor of
the PBS feature documentary “Talmage Farlow” (www.talfarlowfilm.com),
a portrait of the late American jazz guitarist. He has been a Director
member of the Directors Guild of America since 1993 and a longtime
Editor member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
feature editing credits include "Dreamscape",
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, "The Killing Time" and
“Gingerale Afternoon". From 1989-1993 he was the supervising editor and a producer and director
on the acclaimed ABC/Warner Brothers drama series “Life Goes
directing includes the 25th anniversary production of William Inge's "Natural
Affection", Horton Foote's "The One-Armed
Man", the world premiere of Robert Schenkkan's "Conversations
with the Spanish Lady" and the world premiere of "Twisted
Twain", the one-man show by Bill Erwin.
author of the novel “Finchley Lane” and of the plays
"Providence”, adapted from the screenplay by
David Mercer (www.lorenzodestefano.com/providence.htm)
Obscura”, based on “The Inman Diary”
published by Harvard University Press
- Seattle Repertory Theatre 2001 / The Almeida Theatre-London 2002,
both directed by Jonathan Miller).
His screenplay "Darkened Room"
based on his play “Camera Obscura”, is in development with
Australian producer Su Armstrong (“Good Will Hunting”, “An
Unfinished Life”, “Casanova”). Other screenplays include "Lads",
and "Cropper’s Cabin", from the novel by Jim
His non-fiction work includes "Diary
of a Nobody" (Guardian – May, 2002),
the photographic memoir "La Hora Magica / The
Magic Hour - Portraits of a Vanishing Cuba", and "Calle
Cero - An Encounter with Cuban Film Director Tomas Gutierrez Alea"
(Cuba Update 1997).