Loredana Gasparotto was born and raised in Northern Italy by two extravagant and eclectic parents.
Her mother was an aspiring nun who survived World War Two and still dreams of dead people, and her father now retired was an anxious inventor with sharp British humor and love for old Spaghetti Western cowboys movies.
Around six years old Loredana fell in love with dance and theater and inspired by the choreographies of Angelin Preljoaj, Maurice Béjart, and Mats Zec decided to pursue a degree in Performing Art and Musical Theater to find her unique way to convey ideas.
However, she always dreamed of coming to America. Like most immigrants, she fell in love with the U.S. by watching classic films like The Color Purple, E.T. and TV shows like The Simpson and Different Strokes.
Therefore, after she moved to New York, she began studying media arts and making short films.
Growing up in Italy, she was never especially enamored with Fellini or Visconti, but with Pedro Almodovar’s odd, exotic, melodramatic and implausible stories and Jim Sheridan's politically charged and polemical cinema.
Their unique and diametrical opposite styles inspired her to tell political and socially relevant stories where the characters resiliently embrace magic and fantasy to overcome their life struggles.
Her two short films Tainted and Hamartia are an example of this attempt.
Furthermore, her recent feature film Pentimento portrays the surreal and nightmarish journey of a modern-day illegal immigrant in Brooklyn. The film which is now on Amazon Prime was selected in various festivals and has won the Best NYC feature Film Award at the NYIIFF.
Her new project titled Wild Swans is a more seasoned endeavor to convey her values and aesthetics. She is looking for investors and is eager to learn, grow as a writer and director and move to a new level of creative work.