Amsterdam based filmmaker/artist Rosto and his studio Rosto A.D are internationally known and acclaimed for his short films as well as music videos and TV work.
The short films "Beheaded", “(the rise and fall of the legendary) Anglobilly Feverson” and “Jona/Tomberry” (winner of the Grand Prix Canal+ at the film festival of Cannes 2005), selected at many prestigious festivals and winning numerous awards, formed a trilogy of “Mind My Gap” films.
“Mind My Gap” is considered Rosto A.D’s magnum opus: an expanding mixed media project with its roots in the nineties that appeared in the public eye for the first time in 1998 as a pioneering online graphic novel, but quickly branched out with films and music. Everything is connected in Rosto's work and it all leads back to the Gap universe. An overview of all films and related works, a program called "So Far So Evil", was exhibited at several international festivals including Annecy in 2008. The online novel might have been concluded in 2013 but the total project is not finished. Far from it.
Rosto is a director, writer, producer, illustrator, designer, actor, animator (amongst other trades) but music has always been the driving force in his work. A composer and responsible for his own soundtracks he yet attracted the attention of international artists showing an interest in cooperating. For his opus “The Monster of Nix” this resulted in collaborations with the Metropole orchestra, the Residents, Terry Gilliam and Tom Waits.
He had a series of collaborations with rock diva Anouk for whom he directed a couple of music videos and live shows. Before his career as an author he also created TV work, like idents and leaders (notably the Pinkpop broadcasts and series like "In Europe").
Rosto is one of the few short filmmakers who’s work is not only seen at festivals; Besides TV broadcasts, his shorts screened in Dutch theaters where the 30-minute “The Monster of Nix” was even released as a stand-alone. After “Lonely Bones” and “Splintertime” Thee Wreckers Tetralogy is concluded with "Reruns" in 2018.
Meanwhile, a couple of feature film concepts are in development of which the long awaited "Mind My Gap" feature film is the most advanced.
Rosto is also known and respected as a guest lecturer, speaker or juror all over the world.
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