Inman Diary Tape Excerpt


London production

Seattle Workshop production







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.


His 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 On”. 


Theatre 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.


DeStefano is author of the novel “Finchley Lane” and of the plays "Providence”, adapted from the screenplay by David Mercer (www.lorenzodestefano.com/providence.htm) and "Camera Obscura”, based on “The Inman Diary” published by Harvard University Press (www.cameraobscuraplay.com - Seattle Repertory Theatre 2001 / The Almeida Theatre-London 2002, both directed by Jonathan Miller). 


His screenplay "Darkened Room" (www.darkenedroomfilm.com), 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 Thompson. 


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).