Antonio Negret

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13 February 1982 Bogota, Colombia
Antonio Negret is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual director. His career began in acting where he appeared in many principal roles in theatre, film, and television productions in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and Spain. Negret has directed multiple short films, and has recently wrapped his first feature film, "Hacia La Oscuridad" (Towards Darkness). The film is currently in post-production, and is inspired on Negret's true experience with kidnappings in Colombia. It is also based on his award-winning short film "Darkness Minus Twelve."Negret has also directed two seasons of the weekly television series "Not So Foreign Filmmakers Showcase" on Si TV. This show, which premiered April 2005, explores independent film with an edgy, guerrilla-style look at its filmmakers. The show encompasses sketches and interviews with celebrity guests, among which include Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jay Hernandez, and Robert Rodriguez.Negret has lived and worked in Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, England, and the United States. He is a Suma Cum Laude graduate from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, and holds a minor from the USC School of Theatre, where he was the recipient of multiple scholarships. Negret continues to pursue challenging and polemic filmmaking.
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