DIEGO ONGARO

About

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I am a french writer/director and editor living in New England, not too far from NYC, but far enough that I can stumble on a black bear when taking the trash out.

Bob and the Trees, my first feature film, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, won the top prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in Czech Republic and screened in more than 20 international festivals throughout the world. Bob played on Netflix and Amazon and I was short-listed for the Someone to Watch Award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards.

Prior to that, I directed more than a hundred children’s program for French Television in my early 20’s then wrote and directed four acclaimed short films: Me My Bag and my Ball, Return to Labradoria, Rice and Meat and Bob and the Trees (the short that inspired the feature bearing the same name).

I am currently developing my second feature film, Down With the King, about a famous rapper who unexpectedly retires from the music industry to become a farmer, for which I am a 2018 Film Independent’s Fast Track fellow.