Gabriel Tyner on the red carpet at the Miami International Film Festival, for the film Cristo Rey catching up with Director Leticia Tonos.
Leticia Tonos is a film director.
She was born in Santo Domingo. Advertising Graduate Degree in 1992 from the University APEC. Started as a production assistant in Claudio Chea Films. Produced TV commercials and feature films for national and international companies such as Vega Film (Switzerland), CineSon (Los Angeles), Forti Lane (Miami), Les Films de l’Astre (France), Ammuse Inc. (Tokyo), among others. Obtained a master’s degree in Audiovisual Communication at the International University of Andalusia (1997). The following year she traveled to London to complete her film studies at The London Film School, specializing in film directing. Her short film “Ysrael”, based on a story by Junot Díaz, was well received internationally. Leticia has been involved in various social projects and has directed institutional promotional videos. She also had an active participation in the Dominican film industry, producing several feature films including “Perico Ripiao.” She was one of the founders of ADOCINE (Dominican Association of Professionals in the Film Industry, Inc.). Her first feature film La hija natural (Love Child) won a prize for the Audience of 27th Chicago Latino Film Festival and was the Dominican Republic official entry in the Best Foreign Film Category at the 84th Academy Awards. She is currently President of the production company “Linea Espiral”.
Her upcoming film Cristo Rey has been selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.