A Brown University graduate with a Theater Arts major, Francesca sold scripts to both HBO and Paramount before co-helming her directorial debut TANNER HALL with Tatiana Von Furstenberg. The film marked the screen debut of Rooney Mara in a lead role and was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival.
Francesca next wrote and directed THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, which stars Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina. It premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance and was distributed by Tribeca Films.
In 2011 she was asked to co-direct the DVF Fall Fashion Campaign (shot in China) and more recently, she completed the Jigsaw Fall Campaign (shot in London). Francesca was raised in Rome, Los Angeles and the English countryside.