Luca Damiano (born Franco Lo Cascio; 29 August 1946) is an Italian film director.

Born in Rome, Lo Cascio started his career as the assistant director of Fernando Di Leo in almost all the films he directed between 1967 and 1974. In 1974 he made his directorial debut with the parody film Piedino il questurino starring Franco Franchi.

After having directed a number of comedies and the supernatural thriller Un urlo dalle tenebre, in 1976 Lo Cascio withdrew from directing to focus on his distribution company "Patrizia Cinematografica" he founded together with Diego Spadaro. In 1984, he adopted his stage name Luca Damiano and directed and produced numerous pornographic films.

Awards and nominations

  • 2000 FICEB Ninfa Award winner - Lifetime Achievement Award[9]
  • 2001 FICEB Ninfa Award winner - Special Jury Award[11]

Partial filmography

  • Piedino il questurino (1974)
  • Un urlo dalle tenebre (1975)
  • Ah sì? E io lo dico a Zzzzorro! (1976)
  • Sesso allo specchio (1981)
  • Erotic Adventures of Red Riding Hood (1986)
  • La Signora dell'Oriente Express (1989)
  • Il Marchese de Sade - Oltre ogni perversione (1994)
  • Ladri gentiluomini - Donne, gioielli... e culi belli (1994)
  • The Erotic Adventures of Marco Polo (1994)
  • The Erotic Adventures of Aladdin X (1994)
  • Hamlet: For the Love of Ophelia (1995)
  • Snow White & 7 Dwarfs (1995)
  • War Games (1996)
  • Napoleon (1996)
  • Orient Express (1996)
  • The Princess, the Bodyguard and the Stripper (1996)
  • C'era una volta il... bordello (1997)
  • Rock Erotic Picture Show (1997)
  • Don Juan (1998)
  • Paolina Borghese ninfomane imperiale (1998)
  • Snow White... Ten Years Later (1999)
  • Penocchio (2002)