Ricardo Barretto is a Brazilian-American writer, actor, and musician, who started his career in Brazil and went on a scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and later transferred to the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles for two years before continuing his training and performing at Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts (arguably the best all-American Shakespeare company).
He is currently developing several projects in the Science Fiction genre and has volunteered as a consultant for screenwriting organizations, individuals creatives, and a list that includes a major Hollywood producer and the award-winning director of the best film in Brazil in 2012. He studied and met some of the most successful writers in the industry like William Goldman, Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Anthony Zuicker, among many others, and upon returning to Brazil created the ‘Writer’s Path’ workshop at a top-ranked private university, and had TV and Film executives, Festival directors and department heads as students.
He performed in Classical Piano, operatic and pop singing, and degrees in Film and TV production, (Cognitive) Psychology. Most of his projects are influenced by his research in neuroscience, consciousness, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the meaning and significance of the impact of technology in the human psyche and the arts. He also worked as an international agent for several startups in healthcare and longevity and is currently studying Depth Psychology and Mythology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.