Paris born & New York raised, francophone Turkish-Sicilian Writer/Director Flavia Casà has a BFA in filmmaking from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her short film Fragile Forms (starring Broad City’s Arturo Castro) received the Gucci Award for Women in Cinema Scholarship. After graduating, she worked for auteurs Cédric Klapisch, Noah Baumbach, and Academy Award-winning Director of Photography, Emmanuel Lubezki.
After writing and directing a portfolio of acclaimed films that gained recognition internationally, Flavia’s first feature, Beautiful in the Morning (starring The Bill’s Mark Wingett), premiered and opened LA Femme International Film Festival, where she was a finalist for Best Feature Writer. The script was top 20% of the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Throughout the festival circuit, the film received accolades for Best Feature Writer, Best Acting, Best Cinematography, and Best Music. The film was picked up by Herflix, a streaming platform for female directors, and also available on Amazon Prime.
Flavia currently lives in London where she also freelances in advertising and teaches screenwriting at the University of Warwick. Having spent much of her childhood in different corners of the globe, Flavia always struggled with the elusive notion of “home” and often explores the idea of belonging in her storytelling.www.caritasfilms.com
Set against the British seaside, 3 generations of women unite to rebuild their family home, but find their loyalties tested when a mysterious stranger arrives.
Best UK Actor, London International Motion Picture Awards
Best UK Actress, London International Motion Picture Awards
Best Supporting Actor, London International Motion Picture Awards
Best Feature Writer, LA Femme International Film Festival
Best Feature, Top Indie Film Awards
Best Cinematography, Top Indie Film Awards
Best Music, Top Indie Film Awards