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Conference Montes-Bradley
Eduardo Montes-Bradley, lecturer

Eduardo Montes-Bradley



+1(434) 422-0883



1165 Owensville Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date of Birth:

July, 1960

Public Engagements

Every documentary I have worked on comes with extra baggage, a behind-the-scenes, which often results in being as interesting as the film itself. However, not all images, archive footage, or anecdote will work well on the screen. Documentaries speak to us in the cutting room to let us know which elements move the narrative forward and which must be sacrificed and forgotten. This is why I decided to complement the screening of some of my documentaries with fitted lectures offering the audience an opportunity to learn about the documentary filmmaking process and the other stories. 


In my talks and lectures, I discuss previously unseen footage and travel notes with in-depth considerations, which were not included in the final cut due to semantics inherent to the editing process. More than sixty films attest to my passion for storytelling; my talks and lectures have allowed me to take that experience further before live audiences.

In 2016 I received the Regents' Lecturer in the Department of Graduate School of Education & Information Studies from UCLA. The recognition helped me realize that the broader research and behind-the-scenes will find renewed purpose and value in public speaking and lecturing, and I'm now eager and prepared to share that knowledge. I am open to your invitation for a live presentation about my current and past documentary projects. My presentations are available in English, Portuguese, Italian, or Spanish.

current lecture

The Italian Factor

Screening of Daniel Chester French

Lecture on The Italian Factor


Running Time: 90 minutes

My film about Daniel Chester French revealed a surprising fact: most of his works were carved by a single family of Italians in the Bronx. Who were they, and why did Daniel French entrust them with his oeuvre?

My lecture on The Italian Factor explores the Piccirilli, the Tuscan artisans who shaped the American Renascence. The lecture includes previously unseen documents, photographs, and footage from my upcoming documentary.

Montes-Bradley. Massa, Tuscany
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