JUNE CULTURAL EVENT:
Q&A with LUCA‘s Director Enrico Casarosa
Friday, June 25th at 1:00 pm ET
Event organized in honor of the genoese Enrico Casarosa, Director of the Disney Pixar movie Luca, streaming on Disney +, on June 18th.
The story takes place in Liguria! Our Executive Director, Francesca Casazza, will moderate a conversation with Enrico Casarosa, to find out what inspired him to write this story of sea monsters and adventures, linked to his childhood in Genoa and in the Italian Riviera.
Enrico Casarosa is an Italian storyboard artist and film director who works at Pixar. In 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated short film La Luna. Casarosa was born in Genoa, and moved to New York in his twenties, to study animation at the School of Visual Arts and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
He worked as a background designer and storyboard artist on various Disney Channel TV series, including 101 Dalmatians: The Series and PB&J Otter. Before joining Pixar, Casarosa worked as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios on Ice Age. In 2002 he worked as a story artist for Pixar’s Cars, Ratatouille, Up and Cars 2.
He then worked as head of story on The Good Dinosaur when Bob Peterson was directing the project beginning in 2011, and as a story artist on Coco.
We thank Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington and San Francisco for their support in promoting this event.