Ricardo Barretto is a Los Angeles/Riviera Maya based writer from Brazil. He is the recipient of a full scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and continued his education at Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts and at the Stela Adler conservatory in Los Angeles. He performed on stages all over the three continents and continued to perform as a Singer and Classical Pianist as well.
His approach to writing is defined by questions of meaning and significance, our psychic reality and ideas of wholeness and individuation. His technical knowledge of the craft led to workshops where he had heads of TV networks drama, film festival directors, producers and directors as students. He was the sole story consultant for the best film inn Brazil in 2012 and helped green light other projects, including an animation from the Anima Mundi director.
He is currently an M.A. candidate in Depth Psychology and Mythology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, the home of the Joseph Campbell library. Besides work with the deep psyche, his work with technology and future studies, led to a growing interest in the nature of Reality, Science Fiction and technological risk-assessment regarding from the standpoint of what it means to be human and what's at stake with future development.
He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, where he studied cognitive psychology and sciences, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness, and drama. He is currently developing several feature projects on the impact of technology on human lives, and a series pilot on cybersecurity.
Note: I'm reluctant to post all my loglines here since they're all unique high-concepts and not copyrightable. I'm happy to share with producers through the Stage32 executive meetings channels.
Global Innovators Award
Pacifica Graduate Institute
University of California - Irvine
Los Angeles City College