Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lorenzo DeStefano is producer/writer/director of the upcoming feature film “Hypergraphia” (www.hypergraphiafilm.com) starring Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt. It is based on and inspired by “The Inman Diary” by eccentric Boston diarist Arthur Crew Inman (1895-1963), published by Harvard University Press.
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
”, adapted from the screenplay by David Mercer (www.lorenzodestefano.com/providence.htm)
based on “The Inman Diary”.
Workshopped at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2001 and produced at
’s Almeida Theatre in 2002 under the title “CAMERA OBSCURA” (www.cameraobscuraplay.com),
both productions were directed by Jonathan Miller.
His screenplay of “Visitations”
is in development. His 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
", and "Calle Cero - An Encounter with Cuban
Film Director Tomas Gutierrez Alea" (Cuba Update 1997).