Rita Toledo is a Brazilian film and television writer and producer. She received an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship (2015-2017). Rita started her career writing and producing short films such as O Som e o Resto
(Sound and Rest)
(2007), selected to the Cannes, San Sebastián and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals. Rita was selected to the Berlinale Talents program in 2007. She created and wrote A Vida pela Frente
(The Life Ahead
), a 10-episode TV show for Globoplay, currently in production. Her screenplays for cinema include Noites de Reis
(Three Kings Nights
) (2012), a feature film that won the Best Actor Award at the Brasilia Film Festival and was released in theaters in Brazil. As a partner at Daza Filmes, Rita created and produced Operação Sonia Silk
, a series of three feature films awarded the Hubert Bals Fund that premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2013.
Crocodilo [co-written with Lucas Paraizo] — After his son kills himself by jumping out of his apartment, Ruy, a veteran journalist, embarks on an investigation looking for answers to understand what drove his son to commit such an act.