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 is an alumnus of TIFF's Filmmakers Lab and the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, were he participated in the Havana Screenwriters Workshop, the Editing Intensive and the Sound Design and Music Lab. His current project is Neverman, in which a transgender woman's self-determination and identity are challenged as she faces Alzheimer's in a transphobic nursing home. The project will be developed at La Résidence du Festival de Cannes in the spring and summer of 2020. Barriuso 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 filmmaker Rodrigo Barriuso, in close collaboration with Australian producer, Davina Rimmer. El Pensamiento Films 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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