Edilberto Restino

Film director

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Who is Edilberto Restino?

Edilberto Restino, sociologist, is a multi award-winning film director, actor and dancer. He created the Tango puzzle method for actors, teaching tango in an innovative way. With 17 awards, Restino is one of the most awarded directors in UK.

Restino started his career as photographer for magazines in parallel with an actor carrier in theatre and choreographer. Worked with publicity for many years, has directed plays and wrote 2 books, Ser, Nao Estar and COH, Onirico!. He had his own advertisement agency and actor agency in Brazil for 6 years. As sociologist he was invited by the environmental organization Projeto Planeta Verde in São Paulo, and became their director of communication for 13 years. He was as well vice-president of SOS Fauna Brazil for 5 years, an organization that fights against wild traffic in the Brazilian forests. Because those works he was invited to run as candidate for State Deputy elections for São Paulo state and MP elections in São Paulo city. In UK he lived and worked with adults with learning disabilities for 4 years in charity organizations. He used his technique to teach dance to them.

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 10 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.

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on July 23, 2013

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