CHRIS DI STAULO

DIRECTOR

REEL

WORK

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Somnolence

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Dirty Talk

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Sleepwalk

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Purina: “Furry Child”

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Western Union: “Like Magic”

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NPCC: Filmmaking For Teens

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Axe: “Twist”

BIO

***2014 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTED DIRECTOR***

IMG_6428Chris Di Staulo is an award-winning motion picture director. Having directed commercials for companies such as Western Union, Purina and Google, Chris is a natural-born storyteller whose strong suit is conveying ideas through unique and innovative motion picture.

Chris has won awards for his film direction at the Cannes International Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival, National Screen Institute, Toronto Film Challenge, and several others. Chris’ technical expertise and focused work with actors has garnered worldwide attention. Most recently, he was interviewed on CBC Radio’s “Metro Morning” for his evocative fantasy/science fiction film, “Somnolence”.

A graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours) program in Directing, Chris’ arts education consists of training with some of North America’s top film and theater artists. Additional training includes studies at the Tarragon Theater, Second City Training Center and Etobicoke School of the Arts.

Chris is represented by Michael Petrasek at The Talent House in Toronto, and Izzy Louis at William Kerwin Agency in Los Angeles.

AWARDS

2014

Cannes Court Métrage – Official Selection
“Somnolence”
Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France

Best Original Indie Film/Short Score (Nomination)
“Somnolence”
Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Los Angeles, California

Official Selection
“Somnolence”
Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, California

Award of Excellence
“Somnolence”
Best Shorts Competition, San Diego, California

Official Selection
“Dirty Talk”
Las Vegas Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada

2013

Best Picture
“Dirty Talk”
Toronto Film Challenge, Toronto, Ontario

Official Selection
“Dirty Talk”
National Screen Institute, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Best Actor
“Dirty Talk”
Toronto Film Challenge, Toronto, Ontario

Best Actress
“Dirty Talk”
Toronto Film Challenge, Toronto, Ontario

Official Selection
“Dirty Talk”
Once a Week Online Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

Best Cinematography
“Dirty Talk”
Toronto Film Challenge, Toronto, Ontario

Week 39 Winner
“Dirty Talk”

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Best Sound
“Dirty Talk”
Toronto Film Challenge, Toronto, Ontario

2010

Official Selection
“The Shadow in Red”
Drop Your Shorts Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

Official Selection
“The Shadow in Red”
The Manifesto Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

2008

Official Selection
“King of Suburbia”
Etobicoke School of the Arts Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

2007

Best Editing
“Let it Die”
Etobicoke School of the Arts Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

Best Sound
“Let it Die”
Etobicoke School of the Arts Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

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REPRESENTATION

Agent: Michael Petrasek – The Talent House
Toronto, ON
Tel: (416) 960-9686
E-Mail: info@talenthouse.ca
Web: www.talenthouse.ca

Agent: Izzy Louis – William Kerwin Agency
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (424) 204-5551
E-Mail: kerwinliterary@gmail.com
Web: www.kerwinagency.com