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Roberto Fernandez Canuto

Roberto F. Canuto is a filmmaker from Gijon (Asturias), Spain. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Image and Sound at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1998. During his years of study, and after frequent sessions at the Spanish Cinematheque, he was influenced by many classic directors. In addition to his film experience, he has degrees in Music Studies from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Oviedo (Spain).

In 2008 Roberto moved to Los Angeles to complete a Master in Fine Arts (MFA) at the New York Film Academy (Universal Studios, Hollywood), where he directed different shorts (like the award winning “Toto Forever”). His graduation film is “Desire Street”, co-directed with Xu Xiaoxi. He moved to China in 2011, where he currently works with Xu Xiaoxi in advertisement and fiction films. “Ni Jing: Thou Shalt Not Steal” is his first fiction short film in Chinese, to be released in 2013.

Short film credits

Image from Ni Jing

Ni Jing

China | Jul 2013 | 28:35
Xiaofan, a young Chinese girl, awakes one morning in a remote forest with her body covered in blood. As she struggles to find her way out, she tries t...
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