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Damon Santostefano is a Director and Co-Producer born on 15 august 1959

Damon Santostefano

Damon Santostefano
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Birth 15 august 1959 (64 years)

Damon Santostefano est un scénariste et réalisateur américain. Il est surtout connu pour avoir réalisé le film Un de trop (1999), mettant en vedette Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell et Dylan McDermott, ainsi que pour la série télévisée Clueless.

Biography

À l'adolescence, Santostefano pratique l'humour stand-up à Boston. Alors qu'il fréquente la New York University Film School, il commence sa carrière de réalisateur et crée des courts métrages et documentaires primés.

Après ses études, Santostefano fonde une compagnie de production et travaille sur des projets de Home Box Office, Showtime, Public Broadcasting Service et Paramount Television. Il réalise également plusieurs pièces Off-Broadway, notamment au American Place Theatre . Il réalise aussi l'opéra Leben pour le festival BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music).

Santostefano a vendu son premier scénario à Columbia Pictures et continue de scénariser ou co-scénariser des œuvres pour plusieurs studios.

Usually with

Jerry Trainor
Jerry Trainor
(2 films)
Rick Gomez
Rick Gomez
(2 films)
Tony Randel
Tony Randel
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Damon Santostefano (8 films)

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Director

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, 1h28
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Children's films, Teen movie
Actors Lucy Hale, Freddie Stroma, Megan Park, Missi Pyle, Manu Narayan, Jessalyn Wanlim
Rating60% 3.015023.015023.015023.015023.01502
Over-worked, bullied and terrified of being put in foster care, seventeen-year-old Katie Gibbs (Lucy Hale) is a singer who does her stepmother and stepsiblings' bidding with no complaints. She's constantly harassed by Gail, her stepmother. The film starts in a dream where she performs a music video for her hit single ("Run This Town"). Her stepbrother, Victor (Matthew Lintz) then wakes her up demanding breakfast. Soon after, it becomes obvious how badly she's treated by Gail (Missi Pyle) and her stepsister Beverly, also known as Bev (Megan Park). At the Wellesley Academy of the Arts, Guy Morgan (Dikran Tulaine), the president of the Massive Records Company enrolls his son into the school where Gail is headmistress. Katie, wanting to make a change in her life, sneaks her demo into Guy's briefcase. Guy wants his son, Luke (Freddie Stroma), to produce the showcase and start following in his footsteps. However, Luke is less than excited about that idea.
Best Player, 1h28
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about video games
Actors Jerry Trainor, Jennette McCurdy, Janet Varney, Amir Talai, Nick Benson, Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Rating57% 2.880772.880772.880772.880772.88077
Quincy Johnson (Jerry Trainor) is a barely unemployed adult gamer who lives at home with his parents. Quincy plays video games under the username "Q", and is renowned in the gaming community for his many awards and world records. Much to Quincy's dismay, his parents decide to sell their house, meaning Quincy will need to find a new place of residence. Quincy decides to try to buy the house from them for $175,000. He plans on getting the money from a tournament for a new video game called Black Hole, where the grand prize is $175,500. He discusses the dilemma with his number one fan, Wendell (Amir Talai). While practicing for the tournament, Quincy finds a player named "Prodigy" whom he cannot defeat. Quincy and Wendell decide to find out who Prodigy really is to secure Quincy's chance of winning the tournament, also because Quincy needs a place to stay. Wendell picks Quincy up in an ice cream truck, and finds out that Prodigy lives nearby. They seek a plan to beat Prodigy while together.
Another Cinderella Story, 1h30
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Hip hop films, Children's films, Teen movie
Actors Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Jessica Parker Kennedy
Rating57% 2.879552.879552.879552.879552.87955
This film is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale in a modern setting, with Mary Santiago (Selena Gomez), a high school student with ambitions of becoming a dancer, taking the role of Cinderella; Tami (Jessica Parker Kennedy) Mary's only friend as her fairy godmother; Dominique Blatt (Jane Lynch) taking the role of the stepmother; Britt (Emily Perkins) and Bree (Katharine Isabelle) as the two stepsisters; and Joey Parker, (Drew Seeley), now a famous celebrity that has returned to school for his senior year and to remember why he started dancing, as the prince. A school dance substitutes for the ball, with the role of the glass slipper filled by a Zune.
Bring It On Again, 1h30
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Dance films, Films about children, Sports films, Teen movie
Actors Faune A. Chambers, Kevin Cooney, Richard Lee Jackson, Bryce Johnson, Anne Judson-Yager, Bree Turner
Rating45% 2.2786452.2786452.2786452.2786452.278645
Whittier (Anne Judson-Yager) arrives at the fictional California State College hoping to join the national champion varsity cheerleading team. She meets up with her friend from cheerleading camp, Monica (Faune Chambers), and they're both impressive at the tryouts. Head cheerleader Tina (Bree Turner) is ready to ask them to join the team, but Greg (Bryce Johnson) goes a step further, telling Tina that Whittier will be the next head cheerleader. This angers Tina's pal Marni (Bethany Joy Lenz), who had the position staked out, but at the urging of Dean Sebastian (Kevin Cooney), Tina goes along with the plan, taking Whittier under her wing. Whittier meets Derek (Richard Lee Jackson), a campus D.J. who immediately takes a shine to her. But Tina is very demanding and controlling. She warns Whittier that Derek is not the type of boy she should be dating. Monica is bothered by Tina's meddling, but Whittier momentarily lets her cheerleading ambition get the better of her, and breaks it off with Derek. Then Tina, upset with Monica's sassy attitude, punishes her which leads to an injury and she forces Whittier to choose between her friendship and the squad. Whittier and Monica get fed up and quit Tina's tyranny, but Whittier's school spirit cannot be suppressed. With Monica's help, she gathers up the outcasts from the drama club, the dance club, and other groups that have lost their funding because of the squad and forms a ragtag squad of her own, determined to battle the varsity squad for a spot at the national championship. The two teams end up competing for the spot at nationals, with Whittier's squad ultimately winning. Afterward Whittier offers Tina a spot on her squad, which Tina refuses but ends up wanting. The film ends with Tina sucking up to Whittier and Monica, deciding she wants to be on their squad after all, while Marni comically throws a fit.
Three to Tango, 1h38
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell, Dylan McDermott, Oliver Platt, Cylk Cozart, John C. McGinley
Rating60% 3.0477253.0477253.0477253.0477253.047725
Set amidst Chicago's swing music revival of the late 1990s, Oscar Novak (Perry), an aspiring architect and his business partner, Peter Steinberg (Platt), have just landed a career-making opportunity with a Chicago tycoon Charles Newman (McDermott) who has chosen them to compete for the design of a multimillion dollar cultural center. In a ploy for publicity, Newman has pitched Oscar and Peter in a neck-and-neck competition with their archrivals and former colleagues, the hugely successful (and equally ruthless) Decker and Strauss. In a comic twist Oscar is mistaken for a gay man when meeting with Charles Newman (made even more humorous by the fact that Peter is genuinely gay, with Oscar's comments leading Newman to think that Peter's the straight one). Under the mistaken impression that Oscar is homosexual, and therefore a safe companion for his girlfriend Amy (Campbell), he asks Oscar to keep an eye on her for him and make sure that she doesn't talk to his wife. Oscar falls for Amy virtually on sight, but she thinks he's gay. He is forced to maintain the charade to avoid getting into trouble with Newman, and losing the commission.
Severed Ties, 1h32
Directed by Damon Santostefano
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Johnny Legend, Oliver Reed, Garret Morris, Elke Sommer
Rating45% 2.264232.264232.264232.264232.26423
A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.

Producer

Children of the Night, 1h32
Directed by Tony Randel
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Karen Black, Ami Dolenz, Peter DeLuise, Garret Morris
Roles Co-Producer
Rating47% 2.356462.356462.356462.356462.35646
Before going away to college, two childhood friends, Cindy Thompson and Lucy Barrett (Ami Dolenz), decide to symbolically cleanse themselves of the "dirt" of their small town by swimming laps in an abandoned church crypt. Lucy drops her crucifix, which drifts down onto the submerged remains of an ancient vampire, Czakyr. Czakyr awakes and kills Cindy. Mark Gardner (Peter DeLuise), a school teacher from a nearby town, gets directed to Allburg by an old friend of his, Father Frank Aldin (Evan Mackenzie). Once there he tries to help Lucy, as she has now become the target of a town-turned-vampires, due to her "virgin blood". Lucy, Mark, and a drunken preacher make camp in an abandoned building outside of town and make plans to fight the vampire army. Utilizing the preacher's "cross mobile" they battle Allburg's entire vampire populace, ultimately taking on the evil Czakyr. Once Czakyr has been killed, the town's folk return to normal, with some complaining of "splinters in their chests".