Lorenzo DeStefano

DeStefano is Producer/Writer/Director of “Shipment Day”, an upcoming filmed adaptation of his prize-winning play about the early Honolulu years of his cousin, the noted author and leprosy activist Olivia Robello Breitha (1916-2006). (www.shipmentdayfilm.com)

He is Producer/Writer of “The Diarist”, a 5-Part Limited Series inspired by the 17 million word “Inman Diary” by the Boston eccentric Arthur Crew Inman, published by Harvard University Press. (www.diaristmovie.com)

He is Producer/Writer of “House Boy”, a Limited Series and fact-based urban thriller set in London and South India, adapted from his novel. (www.houseboynovel.com)

His other screenplays include “Lads”, “Deep Inside”, Cropper’s Cabin” (from the novel by Jim Thompson), “Appointment in Samarra” (co-writer, from the novel by John O’Hara), “Waiting for Nothing”, from the novel by Tom Kromer, and “Creeps” (from the play by David E. Freeman).

Los Zafiros – Music From The Edge Of Time is a multi award-winning film about the Beatles of 1960s Cuba (www.loszafirosfilm.com)
Talmage Farlow” is an acclaimed public television portrait of the great American jazz guitarist. (www.talfarlowfilm.com)

DeStefano began as a teenage street photographer in Honolulu. His images of Hawai’i, California and Cuba have been widely exhibited. His body of work in Cuba, “Cubanos-Island Portraits”, is in the Permanent Collection of MOLAA, the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and in the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami.


DeStefano’s play “Providence” is based on the screenplay by English dramatist David Mercer (www.lorenzodestefano.com/providence.htm).

His play “Camera Obscura”, adapted from the 17 million word “Inman Diary”, was developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre and received its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre, both productions helmed by the celebrated English director Jonathan Miller. (www.cameraobscuraplay.com)

DeStefano’s theater directing credits include “Shipment Day”, “Providence”, William Inge’s “Natural Affection”, Horton Foote’s “The One-Armed Man”, “Jitters”, by David French, the world premiere of “Conversations With The Spanish Lady” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, and the world premiere of “Twisted Twain”, a one-man show by Bill Erwin.