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Charles Cotayo

Versatile and prolific, Carlos (Charles) Cotayo was born in Havana and raised and educated in the United States. English is his first language, although he speaks and writes Spanish fluently. He attended undergraduate and graduate school at The Florida State University where he majored in writing and won the coveted Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Award ... See full bio »
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 1999 Mind Twister (Video)
 1988 Decapolis II (writer)
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 1989 The Victims (assistant executive producer)
 1988 Decapolis II (producer)
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 1988 Decapolis II
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 1988 Decapolis II
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 1988 Decapolis II

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Interviewed Charlize Theron about her brilliant work in "The Burning Plain." The special feature was published in Spanish in the highly popular and prestigious "Viernes" section of El Nuevo Herald in Miami. See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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The success of a dedicated writer, filmmaker or any artist should never be based on the so-called sale of anything; the magic of the daily journey of creative expression in goodwill and good faith is the greatest, most gratifying prize because it's the humble fruit, the priceless gift of selfless giving that grows in the human heart to enrich the lives of others with beauty and excellence which ... See more »


"Decapolis II" was shot on 16mm and 35mm, on weekends during a time when the new American indie film movement was not yet in vogue. It was one of the first, if not the first, feature-length motion picture developed and produced entirely in Florida to film several key sequences in the then newly constructed Miami Metrorail system. The rough cut was initially passed by all of the major distributors... See more »


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