Camilo Restrepo is a Colombian-born director and cinematographer known for his expressive visual style and daring camera work. He has directed over 10 short films, two feature-length films, and numerous commercials and music videos.
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Restrepo was raised by his parents, who encouraged his creativity. He studied graphic design in college and then moved to Bogota where he began directing music videos. He quickly gained recognition for his distinctive visual style, which blended vivid colors and surreal imagery with a documentary-like approach to storytelling.
In 2012, Restrepo wrote and directed his first feature film, "La Playa DC," which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Goya Award for Best New Director. The film follows a group of young people living in a slum in Bogota, and Restrepo's use of hand-held cameras and long takes created an intimate, immersive atmosphere that was praised by critics.
In 2016, Restrepo released his second feature film, "Sueño Florianópolis," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film follows two teenage girls on a journey of self-discovery in Brazil. Restrepo's use of vivid colors and long takes gave the film a dreamlike quality, and he was praised for his sensitive portrayal of young women.
In addition to his filmmaking work, Restrepo has also done commercial work for a variety of clients, including Nike, Honda, and Coca-Cola. He has also directed music videos for artists like Noel Gallagher and The Pretenders.
Restrepo's work has been praised for its unique visual style and its sensitivity to the human condition. His films have won numerous awards and have been screened at festivals around the world. He continues to work on both feature films and commercials, and his work is sure to continue to impress and inspire audiences.