Ricardo started his career as a filmmaker after getting a Bachelors degree in Film and TV at George Washington University (Washington DC) and driving across the US to live in Los Angeles, where he began editing movie trailers for the Warner Brothers and Fox Studios. Six years later, he moved to Rio de Janeiro and became one of Brazil’s most prolific and in-demand film editors, cutting countless films, theatrical trailers and commercials. Naturally Ricardo wanted to take the next step and started writing, directing and editing short-films. His shorts received various awards and participated in over 100 festivals worldwide, including: Berlin, Rotterdam, Toronto, Oberhausen, New York, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Soon thereafter he started directing commercials for a wide range of clients and the results were no different. To this day Ricardo has won an impressive 12 Cannes Lions as well as One Show, Clio and DA&D awards for his directing work in ‘Santa’s Forgotten Letters’, ‘Speaking Exchange’ and most recently ‘First Days Out’.  ‘Inner Court’ is Mehedff’s first feature film.
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Ricardo Mehedff é pós graduado em cinema pela George Washington University. Diretor de filmes consagrados como ‘Capital Circulante’, ‘Um Branco Súbito’, ‘Noite Aberta’ e ‘UM’, seus premiados filmes foram selecionados para mais de 100 festivais, incluindo alguns dos principais eventos de cinema no mundo como Roterdã, Oberhausen, Havana, Guadalajara, Rio, São Paulo, Gramado, Uppsala e Toulouse. Além disso, foram comercializados para TVs de diversos países como França, Itália, Espanha, Canada ,Estados Unidos e Brasil. Como diretor de publicidade, realizou filmes de conteúdo branded para grandes marcas que vem conquistando inúmeros prêmios. Já são mais de 12 Leões em Cannes como também prêmios no One Show, Clio e DA&D awards. Destaque para seu mais recente Leão com o filme ‘First Days Out’ na categoria Film Craft – Direção de Filme. ‘Foro Íntimo’ é o primeiro longe de Ricardo.
  
 
Awards:
  •  Best Director  Film Craft – Best Film Direction at Cannes Festival of Creativity (First Days Out)
  • Best Film Film Category at Clio Awards (First Days Out)
  • • Gold Lions Branded Content, Promo and Direct Categories at Cannes Festival of Creativity (Speaking Exchange)
  • • Silver Clio  Film’ category at Clio Awards (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Silver Lion  ‘Promo’ Category at Cannes Festival of Creativity (Santa’s Forgotten Letters)
  • • Silver Clio  Film’ category at Clio Awards (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Silver Ojo “Best Branded Content” Category at El Ojo Festival (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Golden Ojo – Best Editing  in ‘Film’ Category at El Ojo Festival (Nike) 
  • • Best Director Brazilian Film Fest. of Miami (Short Film ‘Circular Capital’)
  • • Best Director Amazon Film Festival (Short Film ‘Circular Capital’) 
  • • Best Film Brazilian Film Fest. of Miami (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’) 
  • • Best Editor Int. Film Fest. of Miami (Feature Film ‘Avassaladoras’)
  • • Best Editor FAM Film Festival (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’)
  • • Audience Award São Paulo Int. Short Fest. (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’)