estri Martino recently launched the comedy web series MIXED BLOOMS on YouTube and BlipTV. At the beginning of 2011, Destri's short film, THE DIRECTOR, won the American Cinematheque's trailer contest and it continues to screen at festivals around the country. During the day, Destri produces marketing, recruiting and training videos in-house for law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP.
As a rising director Destri had the rare opportunity to observe Hollywood’s top filmmakers while honing her own skills behind the camera. From Phil Joanou and Mika Kaurismaki to Mike Nichols and Michael Bay, Destri saw an array of directing styles and aesthetics while working on commercial, music video and film production teams in a variety of roles, from p.a. to production manager. She began her career in Hollywood working for the prolific John Wells Productions (ER, West Wing, Southland).
education & affiliations
London School of Economics
MSc, Media & Communications
University of Southern California
BA, Journalism (PR) and minor in Cinematic Arts
UCLA - certificate, Professional Program in Screenwriting
Destri is a member of Group 101, Filmmakers Alliance and Film Independent and a Board member for the Alliance of Women Directors.