After graduating in Mass Communications at the Universidad Cecilio Acosta in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Agatino has written, produced and directed a series of short films, starting with "Marialma Centeno's Journey of No Return" (El Viaje Sin Retorno de Marialma Centeno, 1994) which was presented at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba. He then moved to Miami, Florida, where he completed three short films, the first one being "Interview Me" (2011) which earned him three statuettes at the Miami Life Awards event in 2011 for Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Actress (for actress Julie Ferrer). He then released his third film "Dinner Is Served" (La Mesa Está Servida, 2012) which collected the Best In Show and Best Actress honors at the NOLA Series as well as the Best Director and Producer Achievement Awards at the WITAM event, in Hallandale, Florida 2012. The film was an official selection at the Miami Short Film Festival and got nominations for Best Local and Best Short in the festival. He released his fourth short film "Faun Moon" in 2013, which gave his leading actor Luke Grande a nomination as Best Actor at the 2013 Miami Life Awards.