Still from The Restoration, image courtesy of Santa Barbara Film Festival

‘The Restoration’ by Columbia Filmmakers Acquired by Shoreline

BY Felix van Kann, February 19, 2020

After its successful run at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January 2020, The Restoration, written and directed by alumnus Alonso Llosa '16 and produced by alumnus Gustavo Rosa '16, was picked up by Shoreline Entertainment for worldwide distribution and will be introduced to buyers at this year’s European Film Market at the Berlinale from February 20 to February 27. The film is co-produced by alumni Mauro Mueller '13 and David Figueroa '13, executive produced by alumna Olga Goister '15, associate produced by faculty member and alumna Julia Solomonoff ''00 and shot by alumnus Sean Webley '16. 


The Restoration is a comedy about a 50 year old manchild running out of ways to sustain his pleasure-driven lifestyle. He hatches a highly-questionable plan to sell his mother’s historic house–without her knowing. 


Alonso Llosa was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He graduated from UCLA Film School in 2003. While working in Los Angeles as a video and film editor, Alonso produced and directed a no-budget feature film, The Lucids.


Gustavo Rosa was born in Tubarão, Brazil, and raised in Boston, MA. He is a writer, director, and producer. In 2014, he was the associate producer of That Film About Money Parts 1 and 2, segments in the Webby-Award winning We the Economy omnibus film. In 2016, he was the associate producer of Indignation directed by Professor James Schamus. He is currently the associate producer in Love and Capital, a mini-series on the life of Karl Marx.


Established in 1992, Shoreline Entertainment is one of the longest running and most prolific film sales companies in the industry. With over 300 films in the catalogue, Shoreline’s lineup includes every genre and a diverse collection of languages and cultures. Shoreline has represented a significant number of award-winning titles including films that have premiered at Berlinale, Rotterdam, Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Tribeca, and many more, as well as films that have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globes.