Hollywood, CA – In living his American Dream, Hollywood actor-model Juan Felipe Restrepo is continuously setting goals for his international career. Back in his country of Colombia, he was involved in a popular theatre group named “La Maleta Roja.” This led him to performing in numerous plays inside and outside Colombia and Ecuador via the touring group, International Theater Festival. After moving to Los Angeles and graduating from the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), he was immediately signed by a manager and an agent.
In less than a year, Restrepo’s major achievements include receiving several awards in acting, and writing a screenplay. “The Prodigal (Hijo Prodigo),” a short film he wrote based on the true events he witnessed from one of his close friends. The film is about a closeted gay teenager who came out to a conservative Latino family, and shows what many Latino teenagers go through after they come out of the closet to their traditional parents.
The film gave him the 2018 Best Young Actor Award at Film Freeway’s 2018 Los Angeles Actors Award. It also won him two awards at Festigious International Film Festival: 2017 Best Actor at and the Best LGBT Festival Award. The film also won him 2018 LA Shorts both Silver Awards Best Actor and Best Drama, as well as the 2018 April Best Actor Award at Top Shorts Film Festival.
This past year he had booked 48 different projects from indie features, commercials, web series, shorts, music videos, working mainly as leads, with one where he was excited about most was the privilege of working with Mexican actor Danny Trejo. There is no stopping this young Hispanic actor/model living his dreams in Hollywood and his becoming popular in the Asian market as he had just been hand-picked by two popular Filipino couture designers to model in a fashion show slated on June 2. Get to know more about his other skills on his website: www.JuanFelipeRestrepo.com.
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