World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Selton Mello

O_Palhao_-_Selton_Mello_-_hi_res_web Biography
Selton Mello (1972, Passos, Brazil) is widely known as being one of the most talented actors of his generation. In his 30-year career he acted in O auto da compadecida, Lisbela e o prisioneiro, O cheiro do ralo, Meu Nome no Johnny and Jean Charles. After having directed a television series in 2004, he directed and wrote the screenplay for his first feature, Feliz Natal (2008), awarded in several international film festivals. His second film O palhao, also written by Mello himself, became a huge box office hit in Brazil with more than 1.5 million visitors.

Awards & festivals
APCA Trophy Best Director (So Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards, Brazil, 2012)
Audience Award Best Film (Uruguay International Film Festival, Uruguay, 2012)
Best Director & Best Photography (Festival SESC Melhores Filmes, Brazil, 2012)
Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Script & Best Costume Design (Paulnia Film Festival, Brazil, 2011)
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, USA, 2012
Tiburon International Film Festival, USA, 2012
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil, 2011
Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2011
So Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2011

Filmography
Features
2011 O Palhao (The Clown)
2008 Feliz Natal (December)