DESTRI MARTINO            


Destri Martino is an award-winning writer/director who focuses on capturing the comedy of our everyday lives-- sometimes dark, often socially conscious. Her most recent short script, I Got This, was a finalist in the 2013 Sidewalk Film Festival Sidewrite Competition as well as the 2013 Broad Humor Screenwriting Contest and the Sacramento International Film Festival.  

Previous work includes the web sitcom, Mixed Blooms, which took home awards from the LA Web Series Festival and Asians on Film Festival, and the short animated film, The Director, which traveled the world as part of the Athena Global Shorts Program, a partner program of UN Women. The Director also screened at over twenty film festivals, including a showcase at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.

Destri also directs and produces corporate videos for private clients and in-house for a downtown Los Angeles law firm.

In her spare time, Destri enjoys raising awareness about women directors and their films through and @TheDirectorList on Twitter.

education & affiliations

London School of Economics

MSc, Media & Communications

University of Southern California

BA, Journalism (PR) and minor in Cinematic Arts

UCLA - certificate, Professional Program in Screenwriting

Destri is a member of Group 101, Filmmakers Alliance and Film Independent and former board member for the Alliance of Women Directors.

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