Raphael Bittencourt

Raphael Bittencourt

Director, Director of Photography, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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July 2018
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About Raphael

Raphael Bittencourt is a multi-awarded Brazilian Writer-Director-Producer. In his early days he worked as an Editor and Director of Photography and also collected awards in both roles. His work has been showcased and acclaimed by the critics in festivals around the world. The working knowledge in practically every department in the film production made him a director with a very unique style and approach and also a desired and frequent collaborator in other directors projects.

During four years Bittencourt was also a professor of Direction of Photography at The Digital Film program of Centro Europeu, a renowned film school in Brazil. A restless professional, artist and researcher, he has a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design (UFPR - 1996) and an MFA in Film-making (NYFA - 2016).

He lives in Studio City, California, and is involved in the development and production of several film and TV projects.

Loglines

  • The Bid

    The Bid Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Crime Bernard, an American businessman in Brazil had to shoot one of his kids in order to save the rest of the family. Now he’ll go back for revenge and redemption.

  • Blood

    Blood Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama After being hit by a car a man has to choose between dying on the scene or receiving an HVI contaminated transfusion that would save his life.

  • A Trunk Story

    A Trunk Story Budget: $100K - $1M | Crime Comedy Mary parks her car in a diner. On her way out to Las Vegas she mistakenly gets the wrong car and leaves with a long list of troubles in her trunk.

Credits

Awards

  • Best Shorts Competition - Award of Merit Cinematography for Fosse: Recreated
    (2018)

  • Brazil International Film Festival - Best Short Film for BID
    (2018)

  • WorldFest Houston - Gold Remi Award - Dramatic Original for BID
    (2018)

  • Falcon International Film Festival - Critics Award for BID
    (2018)

  • Festigious International Film Festival - Best Editing for BID
    (2017)

  • Festigious International Film Festival - Honorable Mention Director for BID
    (2017)

  • Festival Brasil Cinema Internacional - Honorable Mention Director for BID
    (2017)

  • LA Shorts Awards - Gold Award Best Title Sequence for Fosse: Recreated
    (2016)

  • LA Shorts Awards - Gold Award Best Editing for Fosse: Recreated
    (2016)

  • Festival de Cinema Curta Pinhais - Best Script for Insubordinação
    (2013)

  • Centro Europeu Film - Hors-Concours award for Insubordinação
    (2010)

Education

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