Fernando Scarpa is an award-winning director who has achieved extensive international recognition in Europe and in the United States. A graduate of the motion picture directing program at New School University of New York City, since 2011 he teaches the ‘Directing Movies/TV Workshop’ and the 'Advanced Directing Workshop' at UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies in Los Angeles.
His debut short film, ‘Brothers’, immediately won Best Short, Best Screenplay and Best Directorial Debut Awards at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles and New York. In 2013 he produced together with Marco Beltrami the short movie ‘Band’, directed by Coleman Beltrami.
In 2014 he wrote and directed ‘Doradus’, a short mystery drama on a modern ghost story. Fernando described it as a possible pilot episode for a TV series. Among other achievements, ‘Doradus’ was nominated as Best Short at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, won Honorable Mention at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the Hollyshorts Film Festival, held at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
In 2015 Fernando released 'Compound 147' written and directed by Coleman Beltrami, and two episodes of the 30-min comedy/drama series for TV ‘Jay ROCCO’, written and directed by himself. Both ‘Doradus’ and ‘Jay ROCCO’ are currently in further development for TV and theatrical.
Currently, along with the development of the feature movie ‘Galileo 1610’, based on a play he wrote and directed about the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, Fernando is working on the feature film ‘The Book of Ronnie’ (AKA 'Panther'), a mystery drama where a modern bio-hacking conspiracy is powered by a revived ancient Egypt myth.