Bernardo Barreto is a Brazilian actor who lives between Brazil and the USA. Hes career  launched at the lead of ‘New Wave” (Malhação) –  the most popular Brazilian teen TV show of all times, produced by GLOBO, with over 40 million viewers world wide. Cinephile since adolescence, after participating in several projects in Brazil, he goes to New York in order to study with some of the greatest masters of acting in America. His passion for cinema and the desire to bring authorial narratives to the screen led him to develop as a screenwriter, director and producer. Among his most recent projects are:

“Meus Dias de Rock” – The TV Series written, starred and directed by Bernardo entered the Globoplay catalog in early 2020.

“The Seeker” – the feature film written and directed by Bernardo won, in 2019, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival´s Jury Prize.

“Invisible” – his newest project is currently in the post-production phase. Starring Bernardo – who also signs the script – the film was shot in New York and directed by Heitor Dhalia.

The actor also participated in feature films such as “Paraísos Artificiais”, by Marcos Prado, “Immediate Boarding”, by Allan Fitterman and “Diabo a Quatro” by Alice de Andrade, among others.

Bernardo holds a degree in Drama from UniverCidade in Rio de Janeiro, a two year training degree at the NY Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, and graduated from the Studio Fátima Toledo in São Paulo. In the past three years he has been training with the renowned acting coach Susan Batson.




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Meus Dias de Rock

Young rock band members strive for success as they face many challenges of their personal lives.




Heitor Dhalia has won over 13 awards and has been nominated in over 16 renowned festivals around the world. He directed Nina (2004), O Cheiro do Ralo (2006), Gone (2011) and Serra Pelada (2014). In 2017 he released his first documentary On Yoga - The architecture of Peace, which had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival and was selected for the Rio International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival and Camerimage. He recently released Tungsten. “Invisible” - his newest project, starring Bernardo Barreto is currently in the post-production phase.

“Bernardo is one of the most obsessed actors I've worked with. The dedication, commitment and strength he brought to “Invisible” is impressive. He is always looking for excellence, in a constant search for improvement, for deepening the character. He is a very dedicated actor, a tireless worker, has a lot of strength and presence and did a brilliant acting job in the film. It was a very enriching experience to be able to see an actor with such dedication and hunger to exercise his activity, delivering an amazing result on screen. Our preparation and filming process was a lot of learning, and the result is excellent, he is wonderful in the film and I think he will receive all the rewards for the effort he dedicated to this project.”

Director, photographer and producer. He directed the award-winning Macabro, Paraísos Artificiais and Estamira and produced the features films Tropa de Elite I and II, Ônibus 174, Garapa and Os Carvoeiros. Marcos Prado received several national and international photography awards, including the prestigious World Press Photo Contest, the UN Focus on Your World, and the Hasselblad Master. He participated in several individual and collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Author of 2 documentary photo books, he has photos in the collections of MAM in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and MASP in São Paulo.

Bernardo has a big emotional menu. I think that defines him very well. He has the potential to star in the most diverse types and genres of movies. In my experience directing him in Artificial Paradises, I can say that he gave a lot of veracity, with naturalism and fluency in this role, which is very important in the film. He is a very studied and skilled actor.

Director, screenwriter and editor. He also works as a cinema teacher and runs a film club. He directed more than thirty short films, two feature films and two TV series.

"Bernardo works with passion, and puts all his body and soul to his characters. He is able to go beyond in his interpretations and exceeds the expectations of the director, always adding elements and enriching experiences.

Frederico Cardoso




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