Rodrigo Barriuso is a Cuban-Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto. His short film, For Dorian (12), screened at festivals worldwide, receiving awards at Inside Out, Mix Copenhagen and the Torino LGBT Film Festival. His debut feature film, Un Traductor (18), premiered at Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and won the award for Best Director at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival and the 17th Pune International Film Festival, among other accolades. Un Traductor was Cuba’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards. Barriuso was invited to participate in the 40th session of the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation Residence where he further developed his second feature film, Neverman, in which a transgender woman's self-determination and identity are challenged as she faces Alzheimer's in a transphobic nursing home. He is an alumnus of TIFF's Filmmakers Lab and the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, and holds a BFA in Cinema Studies and an MA in Contemporary Art History from Ryerson University and OCAD University respectively.
El Pensamiento Films is a Toronto based production company founded in 2012 by Rodrigo Barriuso. It develops and produces projects that deal with sensitive subject matters often underrepresented in cinema. While developed in Canada, the company puts forward concepts and projects that transcend North American borders and sensibilities, and speak to the universality of the human experience.
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