Antonio Salume is a Mexican filmmaker (director, writer, producer). He graduated magna cum laude from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Film & TV and a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology.
As an individual who prides himself in his heritage, Antonio is deeply committed and passionate about furthering the presence of Latin American and Middle Eastern stories, hoping to contribute with more authentic narratives and position them in the contemporary film space.
Believing in stories' power as catalysts for self-discovery, Antonio has worked at independent film companies such as A24, Cinereach, Archer Gray, The Lift Mexico, El Estudio, Big Beach, and Canana/Gloria. Moreover, working as an assistant to five-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant, Amores Perros) and prolific Mexican producer Pablo Cruz (Luis Miguel la Serie, El Baile de los 41, Miss Bala), he has been fortunate to learn from their expertise.
Antonio's work has earned the NYU Sight & Sound Showcase Viewer's Choice Award, the Golden Angel Award at the Chinese American Film Festival, and Tisch Post Production Award. The projects he has worked on have premiered at Tribeca, Shorts México, Mitú, First Run Film Festival, and Oaxaca FilmFest. Some noteworthy clients include Nestlé, H&M, Honda, BBC, DiDi, and LG. More recently, Antonio won the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School (GFS) “Finish the Script” competition, where he will be writing and directing a short film while being mentored by Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting, Raya and the Last Dragon).
Antonio is passionate about Lebanese food, running outdoors, and wandering around grocery store aisles. He has lived in Mexico City, New York, and Abu Dhabi and aspires to continue learning about the world. Feel free to say hi at firstname.lastname@example.org