Buenos Aires Film Festival LogCinema Theatre On Film awards David Serero for Best Filmed Theater for his production of The Merchant of Venice
Theatre On Film Log Cinema is worldwide renowned for being one of the few film festivals entirely dedicated to filmed theater. For the 2020 edition, David Serero received the Award of Best Filmed Theater for his production of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
This 4th THEATRE ON FILM Festival, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is sponsored by Logcinema. In the awarded film, David Serero starred as Shylock in his own adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, in a Sephardic style, which played Sold-Out during its Off-Broadway run. He also directed and produced this production at the Center for Jewish History, New York. The film was screened at the Centro Cultural Borges, Sala Norah Borges Viamonte 525, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, C1053, Argentina.
« I am truly honored of this important award as I do believe more and more in filmed theater as a material for worldwide audience members to watch theater productions from all over the world. The challenging period, which we still live in, with all theatre shutdown, also showed audience members' desire to watch theater from their homes. I started to deliver several of my shows on Amazon Prime Video, and I do receive great words from audiences from all over the world who can access to watch my productions, and filmed theater is a great tool for it. I will deliver more filmed theater on my future productions, as it will be more than for an archive purpose,» added David Serero.
David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and T.V. series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the Opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway in iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar's Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious Who's Who America for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and was named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the Recording Academy and the Television Academy and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the UNESCO Award for Diversity in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. In 2021, he won 4 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade, Best Producer of a Play of the decade, Best Opera singer of the year. He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, for his contribution to the City's dynamic cultural landscape, enriching the vibrant performing arts sector, and uplifted and inspired diverse New Yorkers. www.davidserero.com