Caio Cortonesi

The grandson of a movie theater proprietor from the Golden Age, Brazilian film and multimedia artist Caio Cortonesi developed a profound passion for cinema throughout his life.


He first became known as a prominent music producer, working with dozens of rock acts from four continents. In parallel to his music career he worked as editor and postproduction technician for several years until he began directing in 2009.


Since then he directed, photographed, produced and edited countless music videos, as well as several short films in two languages. A writer and director experienced in all aspects of film making, Caio Cortonesi is also an actor and composer.

Selected Filmography as Writer/Director


Asra (2018, Short Film, Portuguese) Brazil
Trespasser (2016, Short Film, English) Brazil
Blackout (2014, Short Film, Portuguese) Brazil
Circles (2011, Short Film, Portuguese) Brazil
+ over 100 music videos and commercials

Main Awards.


Best Film for ‘Asra’ (Earl’s Court Film Festival 2019) UK
Best Screenplay for ‘Asra’ (Beeston Film Festival 2020) UK
Best Screenplay for ‘Asra’ (Festival de Caruaru 2019) Brazil
Best Fantasy Film for ‘Trespasser’ (Indie For You 2020) USA
Best Original Score for ‘Asra’ (Feel The Reel 2020) UK
Fiction of the Month for ‘Asra’ (12MFF 2019) Romenia

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