Marcelo Cervone is an actor-musician known for fronting the alternative rock band, The Vone and for playing the interstellar rockstar, Rio, on CBBC's Andy and the Band.
Marcelo is an actor-musician, singer-songwriter and film composer. He's known for fronting the alternative rock band, The Vone and for his role as Rio in CBBC's Andy and the Band. He trained at the International College of Musical Theatre and has a degree in Performing Arts from Anglia Ruskin University. Marcelo is Brazilian-Portuguese and was born and raised in Lisbon. He learned music from his great-grandfather, Zé Carlos Medeiros, a prominent musician in Rio de Janeiro's MPB music scene. As a film composer, he started his journey writing for short films at university. Recently he's written the original score for 2 short films for Manchester based film company "All Mixed Up Productions". One of those films, "Imagine if Black Boys Just Smiled at Each Other", which is a collaboration with Channel 4, won the Best Short Film award at Boundless Film Festival 2023.
"Imagine If Black Boys Just Smiled at Each Other" recently won the best short film award at Boundless Film Festival.
Marcelo wrote the original soundtrack for the short and it will be available on streaming platforms soon.
The film, which is part-funded by Channel 4, was Marcelo's first opportunity to write music for a professional motion picture.
The film will be released mid-2024
This is the origins of Marcelo's film music career. He composed the music for this short at university level and it was one of the first opportunities he had to write music for film.
Since then he's had the privilege of working with All Mixed Up Productions on two short films. Both are currently doing the festival circuit in the UK and one of them, pictured above, has won the Boundless Film Festival award for best short film.