An award-winning Director with over thirty-five years’ experience in filmmaking and acting. He has established himself as Writer-Director and Actor. Also serving as Producer, First AD, Cameraperson, DOP, Editor, Sound and Music Editor, Foley, Special Effects, Mixing.
Biography and Backgrounder
Carlo was born on November 11, 1961 in Santa Fe, Argentina to an established family of theatre directors, actors and writers. At 6, Carlo took a keen interest in movie making.
First Break With the help of his best friends, he was able to put together a cast to make his first 8mm film entitled, “Matar”.
At age 14 Carlo was hired by the local TV as an ENG Cameraperson. He gained valuable experience editing and compiling hundreds of reports, documentaries and made-for-TV specials. He developed efficiency in camera-editing and collaborated with professional actors and reporters.
Carlo gained recognition when he released “Historia en un Bar”, a 17 minute black and white short video. He was honored by magazines and newspaper across the country.
Taking it Global
In 1986, Carlo was hired by the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture as Technical Instructor, teaching camera, directing and production at the Centro de Producción Cinematográfica. Soon after, Cinematográfica del Itsmo hired him as First Assistant Director for a feature comedy entitled “Eulalia”, a Central American box-office hit. Carlo embodied yet another creative avenue within the film, assuming a small cameo role, which was well-received and celebrated amongst reviews.
At year’s end, he immigrated to Canada. The Canadian film and television industry were not as forthcoming with viable work opportunities. As a result, he began to produce, direct, write and edit his own short films, including the half-hour “My Field of Flowers”, which earned him a nomination for Best Director in the Drama Category at the 1990 Reel Awards in Ottawa among 300 local directors.
Carlo soon became a TV Producer for Rogers Cable Television where he won the Ontario Cable Television Production Award and the Canadian Cable Television Association Award for "Park or Pavement”, which he had produced and edited. He then produced more than 200 shows and directed approximately 150 Live Studio -TV Productions.
Leaving the comfort zone
So Carlo decided to take a chance by leaving the workplace to continue pursuing his dream. With the financial support of private investors, he wrote and developed a screenplay entitled, “It’s About Time”, an action adventure feature film in the genre of Back to The Future. The project was immediately noticed by Kim Dawson, Producer of “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, who advised Carlo to join forces with Walter Von Huene, a Hollywood-veteran who has worked with the likes of Ron Howard, Robert Williams and Tom Hanks, among many others. Together, Walter and Carlo wrote the last draft and final shooting script of the film. At the moment he is Pitching his story to get financing.
A New Page
At the same time, with the advent of digital technology, he became an Independent Producer and completed a feature film called "In April" that he wrote, directed, DOP and stars in it. So far he went to win Best Feature Drama Award FMF Film Festival 2016, Vriginia USA, the Best of Show Award FMF Film Festival 2016, Vriginia USA, Best Horror Award PFFM Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017 in Australia, a Nomination for Best Director Milledgeville Film Festival 2016, Georgia, USA and a Nomination Best Feature Film Milledgeville Film Festival 2016, Georgia, USA.
Awards and Nominations
In April – Feature Film – Director, Producer, Actor and Editor
Best Horror Award PFFM Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017, Australia LAUREL
Best Feature Drama Award FMF Film Festival 2016, Vriginia USA Statue
Best of Show Award FMF Film Festival 2016, Vriginia USA Statue
Nomination Best Director Milledgeville Film Festival 2016, Georgia, USA LAUREL
Nomination Best Feature Film Milledgeville Film Festival 2016, Georgia, USA LAUREL
Park or Pavement – Producer and Editor
1990 Ontario Cable Television Production Award
1991 Canadian Cable Television Association Award for Excellence in Programming on the Current Affairs category
My Field of Flowers – 30 minute - Director, Producer and Editor
Nomination Best Director The Less Prix Reel Awards Ottawa Canada
Tito vs. Tito – 3 minutes – Writer- Director - Editor
Finalist for Best Screenplay contest: Frame by Sound Film Festival 2016
Carlo is a natural actor who worked in plays in Argentina and Costa Rica directed by the great late Alfredo Catania. In his lifetime he was offered many rolls however he always wanted to stick