Edgar Michael Bravo
Born in Texas, raised in California, Edgar Bravo obtained his B.A. in Theater with honors from UC Santa Cruz. Mr. Bravo was accepted into the UCLA Master’s Program in Directing where his short film ‘Mi Casa’, which dealt with Latino immigrants in Los Angeles, won the A&E national grand prize. This prestigious award launched Edgar’s directorial career into his next challenging project: ‘Mi Hermano’, the first drama to deal with the ramifications of AIDS and Latino immigrants. This poignant, edgy film garnered Mr. Bravo a Cine Eagle award and was broadcast nationally on Univision and PBS.
After receiving his Master of Fine Arts from UCLA with honors, Mr. Bravo released his feature film: ‘I'll Love You Forever... Tonight’, which won national rave reviews including the Los Angeles and New York Times. The project co-starred Thomas Jane (Boogie Nights, The Punisher, Hung). Lumiere Films (producers of Leaving Las Vegas) saw I’ll Love You Forever…Tonight and hired him to complete the feature ‘Venus Rising’.
Mr. Bravo's films were viewed by Columbia-Tri-Star which led to his first directorial stint in television directing episodes of ‘Reyes y Rey’, an hour-long police drama based in a fictional border town. The episode received such high ratings that he was contracted to direct episodes of their other co-production, ‘Angeles’, a Latino version of ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
In 2008, Mr. Bravo co-founded No Restrictions Entertainment where he went on to write and direct 7 social-issue feature films that Hollywood would not make. The productions have received worldwide critical acclaim and are now distributed in over 70 countries.
In 2023, after a long nationwide search, Mr. Bravo moved to Spartanburg and formed No Restrictions Studios, South Carolina, LLC with a 5-year plan to produce films in South Carolina with local filmmakers. They are in pre-production on their inaugural film ‘Little Box of Hope’, a supernatural thriller to be filmed in the Upstate with a local crew.