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RoberCanu


 

Roberto F. Canuto is a filmmaker from Gijón (Asturias), Spain.

Roberto is a graduate in Filmmaking, He obtains his bachelors degree in “Image and Sound” at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1998. He has worked as a film critic in different magazines as “Voz en Off” (also co-editor). He obtained a Master in Fine Arts at the NewYork Film Academy (Universal Studios, Hollywood), where he directs different shorts in various formats (including Film, HD and Red Camera). He also directed a feature film. In addition to his film experience, he has degrees in Music studies for the Royal Conservatory of Music of Oviedo (Spain).

He directed the acclaimed short film "Toto Forever" and he collaborates as a Writer, Editor and Director of Photography with Xu Xiaoxi in “Mei Mei”. They co-direct the feature film “Desire Street” that will be presented in festivals from Summer 2010.


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Toto Forever

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Production country: 
Spain
United States
Running time (In minutes): 
14
Theme: 
American Films
Art-house films
Homosexuality
Independent
Romance
Spanish Films
Student films
Category/Format: 
Short films
Poster: 
Toto Forever (a short film by Roberto F. Canuto)
Production year: 
June, 2009
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Roberto F. Canuto is a filmmaker from Spain. He is a graduate in Filmmaking, He obtains his bachelors degree in “Image and Sound” at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1998. He has worked as a film critic in different magazines as “Voz en Off” (also co-editor). In 2009 he complete an MFA (Master in Fine Arts) at the New York Film Academy (Universal Studios, Hollywood), where he directs different shorts in various formats (including Film, HD and Red Camera). He also directed a feature film. In addition to his film experience, he has degrees in Music studies for the Royal Conservatory of Music of Oviedo (Spain). HIs latest short film, "Toto Forever", is now being presented into Film Festivals. He collaborates as a writer, editor and Director of Photography in "Mei Mei", a short movie directed by Xu Xiaoxi in 2009, between many more. He co-directed with Xu Xiaoxi his first feature film in Super 16mm, “Desire Street”. It will be completed on Summer 2010.

Film director: 
Roberto F. Canuto
Producer: 
Roberto F. Canuto (Executive Producer), Marielvy D'Apollo, Ana Menéndez
Screenplay: 
Roberto F. Canuto & Xu Xiaoxi
Editing: 
Roberto F. Canuto & Xu Xiaoxi
Film photographer: 
Xu Xiaoxi
Sound: 
Christian Esteban
Music: 
Andrea Centazzo
Art Director: 
Xu Xiaoxi
Costume: 
Roberto F. Canuto & Xu Xiaoxi
Decor: 
Xu Xiaoxi
Cast 1: 
Kylan James
Cast 2: 
Kjord Davis
Cast 3: 
Diana Grivas
Cast 4: 
Alex Aguila
Cast 5: 
Alexandra Smothers
Film synopsis: 
"Toto Forever" tells the impossible love story between a young postmen, that dreams with a new life, and a gangster, that is in deep trouble with a mafia group. Toto will never lose the "hope", despite of the traumatic end of the affair.Filmed in 16mm, Toto is a fable in which the feelings and emotions are always fully exposed, with a very poetic and symbolic narrative and aesthetic very close to the Animé Japanese.
Budget
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
16 mm
Format Ratio: 
1.85:1
Film Sound: 
Mono
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
HD D5, Digibeta, Beta SP, DVD
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Kashish MIQFF - Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2010 (April, 2010, India). Nominated in category "Best International Short". Film that open the festival.

Mix Mexico - Festival de Diversidad Sexual en Cine y Video 2010 (to be held at the end of May). Official selection.

OutfestPerú - VI Festival de Cine Gay Lesbico y Trans de Lima. 2010. Official selection. (To be held in June 2010).

Muestra de cine "Lesbigaytrans" in Asunción 2010 (Paraguay). To be held end of June 2010

Festival "LesGaiCinePty" de Panamá. Official selection. To be held end of June 2010.

***Submissions in progress, starting from April 2010*** 

Awards received: 
<p>Nominated for &quot;Best Cinematography&quot; at the Kodak Scholarship Awards 2009. USA.</p><p>Nominated for &quot;Best International Short Film&quot; at Kashish MIQFF (India, April 2010) </p>
Film reviews: 
<p>&quot;...wonderful short film&quot;</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="right" style="text-align: right">Sharin Bhatti</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="right" style="text-align: right">(Newspaper “Industanitimes”–6 million daily readers-, India)</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="right" style="text-align: left">&quot;...Young and obviously talented, rising stars of the cinematic landscape...&quot;</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="right" style="text-align: right">Tom jeffyjef</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="right" style="text-align: right">(Gay Talk Radio)</p><!--EndFragment--><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: right">&quot;...Toto Forever effectively invokes an idyllic mood with an undercurrent of danger. The moments that Toto and Mark get to share are very romantic and sensual. Without giving away the ending, let us just say that their encounter is one that Toto will undoubtedly remember for the rest of his life and so his memories emphasize the erotic. Much of the film is silent. Canuto has a nice eye for the image and effectively exploits the language of close-ups. The lovers' faces fill the screen as they kiss; sometimes the camera lingers only on their lips. Mark's face, rough with stubble, is a nice contrast to the more boyish Toto. I'm a sucker for hot kissing scenes between men and the screen erupts with their passion.Toto Forever is sexy and suspenseful...&quot;</p><p style="text-align: right">Michael D. KlemmCinema Queer</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Almostred Productions
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
yes
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Toto Forever Trailer (a short film by Roberto F. Canuto)

 Here is the trailer for the film "Toto Forever". 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JupGLTB9m2s

 

Roberto F. CanutoFilmmakerrobertofcanuto@gmail.com

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