Leo Tabosa is a Brazilian film director, writer and producer known for his experimental and bold approach to storytelling. Born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1986, he began making films at an early age, using a VHS camera to capture his daily life for his first short films.
At the age of 16, Leo was accepted into the prestigious film school at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he studied directing and screenwriting. Upon graduating, Leo decided to forego a traditional film career and instead pursue his passion for experimental and unconventional filmmaking.
Leo’s first feature-length film, “The Fearsome Night”, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. The film follows a group of teenagers as they explore an abandoned shipwreck and confront their innermost fears. It was praised for its unique visual style and creative use of horror elements.
Leo followed up the success of “The Fearsome Night” with his sophomore feature “The Dreamers”, a psychological drama about a young girl searching for her mother. The film garnered even more praise for its daring narrative and stunning visuals.
In 2015, Leo’s third feature “The Journeys of Lazarus” was released. The film follows two brothers on a quest to uncover the truth about their father’s past. The film was lauded for its unique blend of fantasy and realism, as well as its beautiful cinematography.
Since then, Leo has released a number of successful films, such as “The Unquiet” (2018), “The Last Day of Summer” (2019) and “The House of the Spirits” (2020). Each of these films has explored new themes and ideas, pushing the boundaries of traditional filmmaking.
Leo has become one of the most acclaimed and influential filmmakers of his generation. His films have screened at numerous international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
Leo’s unique vision and creative approach to storytelling have established him as a true auteur of contemporary cinema. His films have been praised by critics and audiences alike, and he continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in filmmaking.