Samantha Casella was born in Faenza.
She studied screenwriting and narrative techniques at the Holden School in Turin and cinema directing at the Scuola Immagina in Florence.
Her directing essay, the short film “Juliette” has participated in various festivals, winning 19 awards, including two awards at the “Massimo Troisi European Award”.
Also in 2001 she directed “Mediterraneo“, a documentary on the sculptor Giuseppe Spagnulo. Made it under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic and presented at the Venice Biennale.
She continued her journey by making several short films including “Interrupted Silence” winner of three festivals including the Massimo Troisi European Award and “Iris”, starring Elisabetta Rocchetti, best film in five festivals including the Careas Award and the “Festival International Peace Dialogues ”.
In those years she also alternated the making of some documentaries such as “Saison Russe”, centered on the works presented by the Helikon Theater in Moscow during the Ravenna Festival and “The West according to Civitelli”, on the well-known designer of Tex Willer.
In 2006 she directed the medium-length film “Giro di Giostra”, presented during the Venice International Film Festival in a section named Venice Film Meeting.
Between 2008 and 2015 she directed the short films “The Opportunity “and” Ágape” as well as a series of documentaries that revolve around exponents from the world of art; from “Diary for images” (Martino Neri) to “From the centuries of fire and drawing” (Giovanni Bubani), from “Solida Imago (Giovanni Scardovi, Luigi Ontani, Mimmo Paladino) to“ TraDizioni ”(Sergio Monari).
Then, she followed two wide-ranging projects: “Via Crucis at the Pantheon” which proposes the manufacturing processes of the Via Crucis created by Federico Severino and installed at the Pantheon in Rome; and “Self-portrait with Pope“, testimony of a painting by Giovanni Bubani and a poem by Davide Rondoni donated to Pope Benedict XVI.