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Edilberto Restino

ZERO 1 FILMS has a team of Award Winning filmmakers, collaborating to create new and unique projects, with passion. Edilberto Restino, director, has 17 awards in film festivals in UK and USA. 


Beijo de Morena (Brunette Kiss)

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Production country: 
United Kingdom
Running time (In minutes): 
15 min
Digital / DVD
Short films
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Production year: 
June, 2011
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Edilberto Restino, sociologist, is a multi award-winning film director.
Restino (know in Brazil as Restini) started his career as photographer in parallel with an actor carrier in theatre. Worked with publicity for many years, has directed plays and wrote 2 books, "Ser, Nao Estar" and "COH, Onirico!". He had his own publicity agency and actor agency in Brazil for 6 years. As sociologist he was invited by the environmental organization Planeta Verde in Sao 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 Sao Paulo state and MP elections in Sao Paulo city. In UK he worked with adults with learning disabilities for 4 years in charity organizations.

In 2008, in UK, Restino produced, directed and did the cinematography for Red Letter ( a teaser/pilot for the feature Timeless Eye that he is producing in Brazil at moment) 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.

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, wining 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 shot as well Bridge Over Blue in 2010.

Film director: 
Edilberto Restino
Edilberto Restino and Paul Brooker
Edilberto Restino and Bridie Latona
Marcelo Vianna and Edilberto Restino
Film photographer: 
Tony Imi
Keith Tunney
Steven Warbeck
Art Director: 
Annalees Lin
Rachel MacWha
Clare Davidson, Giovana Restino and Ruth Briones
Cast 1: 
Bridie Latona
Cast 2: 
Adrian Bouchet
Cast 3: 
Lars Van Riesen
Cast 4: 
Robert Lock
Cast 5: 
Charlotte Quita-Jones
Film synopsis: 
What if you could change the History with a single shot? In this sci-fi alternative reality WW2, a German soldier tells to his grandson how he killed Hitler. Through his eyes we recover the hidden reality of History. But had things happened the way he remembers it or perhaps the fabric of memory is mixed with the fabric of time itself? Brunette Kiss is Best Director Award winner at Rob Know film festival,Best Visual Award at Limelight Film Awards, London 2010 and Grand Prix award winner, Best Art Design and Best Performance in a film winner at EOTP International Film Festival 2011. A Brunette Kiss is the second chapter of Edilberto Restino's series. The first chapter, Red Letter, won 9 international film festivals.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Actual Budget: 
40k pounds
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Technical infos
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Format Ratio: 
Film Sound: 
Dolby A
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Festival Selection, Awards...
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Festival selections: 

Rob Knox Film Festival 2011 Winner Best Director.
Limelight Arts & Film Awards Winner Best Visual 2010.
EOTP International Film Festival Winner Grand Prix Award, Best Performance in a Film and Best Art Design 2011.
Naoussa Int Film Fest 2011.
Cyprus Int Film Fest 2011.
High Desert Int Film Festival 2011.

Awards received: 
Winner Best Director at Rob Knox Film Festival 2011. Winner Best Visual 2010 at Limelight Arts & Film Awards 2010. Winner Grand Prix Award, Best Performance in a Film and Best Art Design 2011 at EOTP International Film Festival .
Film distribution
Sales/distribution name: 
Zero 1 Films
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Edilberto Restino
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