Raised in Argentina and the United States, Adrian Castagna began his commercial career in Argentina. His artistic and cinematic influences are drawn from both his Argentinean and American background. In Argentina, he began working in film at a very young age as production assistant to his father, a commercial director widely know in the 80’s.
After eleven years of moving up the ranks from PA to producer, Adrian decided to come to the United States, where he studied film at UCLA and began working as an assistant on feature films. He assisted Executive Producers Moctezuma Esparza and Robert Katz at Esparza Katz, who produced the films Selena, Gettysburg, and The Milagro Beanfield War.
After ten years of experience in the US, Castagna decided to return to his advertising roots, and joined the Hispanic advertising agency Casanova Pendrill as an agency producer.
In 2002, he founded his own production company, Flip Films, located in Santa Monica, California and its post-production sister company, Ultra High Frequency (UHF). As head of Flip Films, he has gained international recognition for his work, and has received diverse awards from organizations such as: the Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, Fiap, San Sebastian Sol, New York Film Festival, and Ad Age. Since its opening Flip Films has been honored four separate times by El Ojo Iberoamerica as the Best Hispanic Production Company in the US.