Los Angeles, CA – 5th October 2014. Famed Brazilian Actor Emiliano Ruschel won the Best Lead Actor award in the recently concluded 7th Annual Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival [LABRFF] 2014, held at the Linwood Dunn Theater. Emiliano has worked on several movies, TV series and theater productions in his native country of Brazil and here in the US. Some of his acting credits include ‘VIPs’, critically acclaimed ‘Streets of Rio’, and the film that won him his best actor trophy in LABFF 2014, ‘Forever Nevermore’.
He’s currently filming “Alesia” (www.alesiatheseries.com), a series set to air in early 2015. Emiliano stars as Christian, a reclusive former marine that now works for the DEA to investigate the kidnapping of a Brazilian woman in Germany. His next film project is “New Age”, a sci-fi/thriller where Emiliano stars as George, the British/Brazilian CEO of Cyber Mind, the company responsible for neural trip technology.
Slice of Brazil in Los Angeles
Since 2008, the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) has helped hundreds of Brazilian films receive commercial distribution, worldwide audience and critical acclaim.
The 4-day film festival showcased several Brazilian feature films, shorts and panels and is regarded by media and industry professionals as one of the most important filmmaking events to happen outside of the country.
In “Forever Nevermore”, Emiliano stars as Domingos, an impetuous Italian colonist and farmer on the fringe of a civil war. His rocky relationship with his wife Luisa is shaken even further by the appearance of a soldier and a secret that threatens to destroy everything Domingos holds dear in life.
In addition to Best Lead Actor for Emiliano, “Forever Nevermore” also won as Best Soundtrack and Photography.
About Emiliano Ruschel
An actor since he was 5, Emiliano started working in commercials, stage plays, and eventually on Television and internationally acclaimed films such as “VIPs”, directed by Oscar nominated director and producer Fernando Meirelles [City of God], “Streets of Rio” [screened at Cannes] and “Revenge” [screened at the Berlin Film Festival]. Emiliano currently lives in Hollywood, where now he starts to develop his career as an international actor. More information about Emiliano can be found at his official website: www.emilianoruschel.com