Raymond de Felitta

An independent American filmmaker, musician and writer. He was born in New York, and in 1990 graduated from the American Film Institute’s directing program. In the same year he was nominated to the Live Action Short Film Academy Award for his diploma film “Bronx Cheers”. In 1995 he wrote and directed “Café Society”, starring Frank Whaley, Peter Gallagher and Lara Flynn Boyle. In 2000 he directed an independent movie called “Two Family House”, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for the Best Screenplay. In 2003 he directed “The Thing About My Folks” (released in 2005), based on Paul Reiser’s scenario, which was awarded with the Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In 2006 De Felitta made his first documentary (released in 2007), “’Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris”, which won the Best Jazz Documentary award at the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee. In 2009 Raymond De Felitta wrote and directed an independent movie called “City Isand”, which received the First Place Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival (it premiered on 19 March 2010). In 2012, he directed “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story”. Raymond is also a wonderful jazz pianist. In 1994 he self-produced his first album, “Movies ‘til Dawn”. His second album, “Fatha Land”, a tribute to Earl Hines, was released in 2007.   

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