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Brief Professional Biography
Christiano Sensi is an author with a career in Theater, Cinema and Literature, as well as an accomplished producer.
Although used to writing since childhood, Christiano had his first professional works when he was about sixteen, as an actor in advertisement and films. After graduating in both Theatre and Drama and Business Management from the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, as well as acquiring proficiency level in English Language from Cambridge University, he founded his own theatre group and started producing and directing his own plays.
Christiano made a move into literature and mainstream filmmaking in 2008, when his projects were simultaneously selected in highly competitive state-funded prizes to publish his first novel and produce his first shorts, in productions which would lead to an invitation to launch and manage the Film And TV department of a big production company in Brazil.
His first published books were novels based on real events and extensive historical research, which were awarded by the Program for Culture Support of the State of São Paulo and released in Brazil as print editions between 2009 and 2012. He also wrote, produced and directed documentaries and was the executive producer of internationally released Brazilian films such as “Two Rabbits”, “Bigger than The World – the Story of José Aldo” and of the Brazilian unit for “Solace” (featuring Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell).
In 2017, he halted his work as a producer, aiming to focus back on writing and to prepare his many stories to be independently published as digital releases from 2019 onwards.
Moscow International Film Festival 2014 – Moscow Business Square Co-production Forum Selection
Audiovisual Sectorial Fund 2014 Selection – Screenplay and Project Development
Brazilian Cinema Grand Prix 2013 – Best Special Effects
São Paulo Mayor Office 2011 Selection – Film Post-Production Co-Sponsorship
Prize of the Cultural Action Program of the State of São Paulo 2010 – New Fiction Book
Prize of the Cultural Action Program of the State of São Paulo 2010 – Project for Cultural Dissemination through Literature and Cinema
Prize of the Cultural Action Program of the State of São Paulo 2008 – New Fiction Book
Prize of the Cultural Action Program of the State of São Paulo 2008 – New Theatre Play Production
French Alliance Theater 2007 Season Choice
District Theaters 2007 Selection – Mayor Office of the Municipality of São Paulo
Selection for the 2007 Cultural 24H Gig- Mayor Office of the Municipality of São Paulo
2006 Season Selection – São Paulo Cultural Center
Itinerant Libraries Award – SESI-SP – 2006
Honourable Mention – Guarulhos Arts Hall 2006
Other selections for film festivals:
Brazilian Film Festival of Japan
VI Brazilian Film Festival in Toronto
14th Norrkoping Film Festival Flimmer
6th Cine-Música – Conservatory Film Festival
16th Brazilian Film Festival of Miami
IV Brazil Film Festival in Australia
Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival 2012