Caroline Iaffaldano is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and director with a focus on surrealism and high style visuals. She studied Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California. She is currently directing content for Kelly Wearstler and working on her third short film, which will be starring Claudia Sulewski.
Caroline has an enthusiasm for high style visuals with pointed social commentary which is highlighted in her work.
Caroline's short film, "Girls in Space," which follows three girls who travel through space in hopes of escaping a deadly plague on Earth, has been screened at several festivals around the world including Los Angeles CineFest, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and Around International Film Festival Paris.
Her senior thesis film, "Flour Baby,” is a female-driven comedy about a not-so-alternate reality where women must care for a bag of flour for a year in order to qualify for a real child, and a frantic mother tries to understand how she really feels about parenting.
Caroline is currently doing commercial work for clients like celebrity chef Nancy Silverton, popular jewelry brand "Millie Savage," beaded accessory brand "Susan Alexandra", and with the successful podcaster and influencer "The Skinny Confidential." Additionally, she has directed music videos for artists like Lili Kendall, where she explored three unique visual vignettes that take the viewer through the universe. This music video received attention from press outlets such as VFiles and VoyageLA. Caroline independently produces her work and has also worked with production companies like AP.Studio.
In my work, I try to combine absurdity and extravagance in style with authentic experiences and grounded performances. I am particularly interested in unraveling societal standards through pointed social commentary seen through the female gaze.
I am interested in creating worlds and making surrealist films that explore different realms. Everything in the frame should be purposeful and visually stimulating. The contrast of high style with authentic performances in my films make for a truly unique, fun and poignant film that is always driven by a strong female point of view.