The actor’s arrival in Gaeta is highly anticipated Juan Riedinger, known to the general public for his participation in the Netflix series “Narcos”, in which he plays the drug trafficker Carlos Lehder, and currently in the cast of “NCIS: Los Angeles”. He is the guest of honor of the 11th edition of Visions Corte International Short Film Festivalan event that started last Saturday and is scheduled to run until September 24 at the Ariston Cinema Theater.
The famous actor will be the protagonist of a special meeting with the public on Thursday 22 September, at 18.30, at the Nautical Club of Gaeta, as well as being present during the days of the festival and at the Award Ceremony also as a member of the International Jury. The meeting will be moderated by the journalist Erminia Anelli.
Canadian television and film actor, emigrated to the United States, Juan Riedinger was born in Banff on February 27, 1981. Graduated in Arts and Sciences at the University of Calgary, he took his first steps in the world of cinema by participating as an actor in some short films. Subsequently, he is hired in some TV series, such as “Godiva’s” (2006) by Scott Smith and Anne Wheeler, “The L Word” (2007), “Fallen – Angels fallen” (2007), “Bionic Woman” (2007), ” Smallville “(2007-2009),” Supernatural “(2010),” Riverdale “(2019),” Claws “(2019),” NCIS: Los Angeles “(2020).
Noteworthy is his participation in the fiction also broadcast in Italy, “Moon – The great spirit” (2007). At the cinema, after Damon Vignale’s horror debut “The Entrace” (2006), he remains in the genre and appears in the films: “Black Christmas – A blood red Christmas” (2006); “Aliens vs Predator 2” (2007); “Ultimatum to the Earth” (2008); “Hardwired – Invisible Enemy” (2009); “Jennifer’s Body” (2009) by Karyn Kusama with Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody and JK Simmons and “ESP – Paranormal Phenomena” (2010). He is currently in the cast of “NCIS: Los Angeles”.
His first short film as director “A snake marked” was selected at the 8th edition of Visioni Corte Film Festival and winner for the best original song. In addition to recurring roles in Riverdale and Motherland: Fort Salem, he appears in various unreleased films, including Sheltering Season, Roads of Ithriyah, Riceboy Sleeps, Heartworm and Romi. Juan is currently developing his first feature film as a director, entitled “With the Wolves”.
On the afternoon of Friday 23 September, again at the Nautical Club of Gaeta there will be two meetings with operators in the cinema sector. At 5.30 pm we will talk about “Green Festival & Production: for a more sustainable cinema”, meeting in collaboration with the “Air3” Association. Speakers: Martin Alan Tranquillini, CEO Film Producer Abisso Studio; Sandy Malnic, Abisso Studio environmental consultant; Rosalba Colla, artistic director of the Animaphix Film Festival; Marco Gallo, Sicily Movie Film Festival artistic director and videomaker; Federico Pommier, artistic director of Molise Cinema and advisor of AFIC – Italian Film Festival Association. Moderator: Gisella Calabrese, artistic director of Visioni Corte Film Festival. The meeting entitled “The future of Italian Cinema” will follow at 6.30 pm which will alternate the interventions of the actors and directors Adriano Pantaleo, Stefano Pesce and Adelmo Togliani. Moderated by Carlo Griseri, curator of the Cinemaitaliano.info portal.
Finally, the projections continue at the Ariston Cinema Theater, where every evening the short films selected for the categories of Italian and international fiction, animation and documentaries alternate.