CHRIS DI STAULO

DIRECTOR

REEL

WORK

All
Dirty Talk

Dirty Talk

Dark Spaces

Dark Spaces

Somnolence

Somnolence

 Sleepwalk

Sleepwalk

Lysol: “Terminator”

Lysol: “Terminator”

Purina: “Furry Child”

Purina: “Furry Child”

Budweiser: “Milk”

Budweiser: “Milk”

Western Union: “Like Magic”

Western Union: “Like Magic”

NPCC: “Filmmaking For Teens”

NPCC: “Filmmaking For Teens”

Starburst: “Magician”

Starburst: “Magician”

Etobicoke Stories

Etobicoke Stories

Axe: “Twist”

Axe: “Twist”

BIO

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

Chris Di Staulo is an award-winning motion picture director and has established himself as one of the most exciting directors in the industry. He is known for his focused and intricate work with actors, beautiful cinematography and original narrative work. Chris is a natural-born storyteller and this is reflected in his films, which have garnered 23 national and international awards. His unique vision and innovative style have won him awards at the Cannes International Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Festival, National Screen Institute, Canada International Film Festival, and many more.

After directing “Dirty Talk” and “Somnolence”, both films were acquired and broadcast by CBC Television and ShortsTV (USA, Europe).

A graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honors) program in Directing, Chris’ arts education consists of training with some of North America’s top filmmakers. He brings an infectious energy to each set that inspires his actors to make the audience think, feel and immerse themselves in the story unfolding before them. Chris is a member in good standing at the Directors Guild of Canada – Directors Rights Collective of Canada, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Chris is currently represented by The Saint Agency in Toronto, and Izzy Louis Literary Management in Los Angeles.

AWARDS

2015

Official Selection
“Somnolence”
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Award of Excellence
“Dirty Talk”
Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Award of Excellence
“Somnolence”
IndieFEST Film Awards, La Jolla, California

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

Best Cinematography
“Somnolence”
Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, Los Angeles, California

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

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

Best Special Effects in a Short Film
“Somnolence”
Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, Los Angeles, California

Award of Excellence – Original Score
“Somnolence”
Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, California

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”
YOBIFilm

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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