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Edilberto Restino

Producer, Director, and Cinematographer

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Restino started his career as a photographer for magazines, in parallel with an actor career in theatre and as choreographer for theatre and TV commercials. He created the Tango puzzle method for actors. He worked with publicity for many years, has directed plays and wrote 5 books. He had his own advertisement agency and actor agency in Brazil for 6 years. As a sociologist, he was invited by the environmental organization Projeto Planeta Verde in São Paulo and became their director of communication for 13 years.

In 2008, in UK, Restino produced, directed and did the cinematography for Red Letter which became the first short film from Brighton Film Studios to be chosen by the British Society of Cinematographers to be premiered at the Pinewood Studios New Cinematographers Night in 2008. To date, Red Letter has won 13 awards from film festivals across the UK and USA including Best Director, Best Visual/Cinematography twice, Best Set Design and Best Short Film 3 times.

He did the cinematography of the feature Scandalous Four in 2009, and it was awarded in 2011 at British Independent Film Festival and in California International Film Festival.

In 2009/10, Restino directed Beijo de Morena (Brunette Kiss) marking his first collaboration with Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck, multi-award-winning cinematographer Tony Imi and producer Paul E. Brooker. Brunette Kiss was finalized in June 2010, winning Best Director Award at Rob Knox Film Festival 2011, the Best Visual Award at Limelight Film Awards in London 2010, The Grand Prix Award, The Best Set Design Award and Best Performance in a Film Award at The EOTP International Film Festival 2011/12, and it is nominated in various other festivals. With Tony Imi and Bridie, he also shot Bridge Over Blue in 2010, “Bridge Over Blue” won Best Director award and Best Actress award at Rob Knox International Film Festival in 2015.

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