Official Selection: SWIFF 2022

John-Paul Casella

United States
John-Paul Casella


I've been making films since the age of 11. I've always had this draw to filmmaking with my main inspirations being silent films. Silent films were what drew me to the art form and what really helped me see what film could really do, what it could be. I'm now 17 and 6 years later I've continued to make a ton of movies. I believe I need to keep practicing in order to get great at it. It's my one main drive.Each time I make a movie I always reflect on the experience and try to pinpoint what I could do better the next go around. I like to try new things, change up the genres or the way I tell the story. I see filmmaking as more than an art but rather a way of life. To me making movies is a way to self reflect but at the same time it's a way for me to leave a mark.

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