education
 

2014 - 2017

graduated in cinema, video and multimedia communication by universidade lusófona de humanidades e tecnologias

2016

looking china project - documentary development and shooting in hangzhou and jingning, china

2016/2017

essemble project - education for digital film and media arts - european project sponsored by erasmus+ with learning modules at luca school of arts (brussels), mome moholy-nagy university of art and design (budapest) and ifs international filmschule (cologne)

film festivals and exhibitions

2015

over&out - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2015

exposição urban sketchers - casa dos mundos - "urban sketchers portugal"

2016

fantasporto - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

FEST - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

carthage film festival (category of ciné-promesse) - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

caminhos do cinema português - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

shortcutz - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

MIFEC - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

mostrarte - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2016

over&out - official selection: "estadistas"

                                                "chico cirque"

2016

sci-fi lx - official selection: "estadistas"

2016

chinese american film festival - official selection: "old habits die hard"

2017

shortcutz - official selection: "estadistas"

2017

over&out - official selection: "foi."

2017

fall flaherty NYC series - official selection: "hoje, o silêncio"

2017

shortcutz - official selection: "old habits die hard"

2017

shortcutz - official selection: "eu não sou o pedro"

2018

shortcutz - official selection: "eva"

2018

cannes short film corner: "foi."

2018

mifec - official selection: "foi."

2018

kinoproba film festival (ekaterinburg, russia) - official selection: "foi."

titles and awards

2015

indielisboa - member of the university jury

2016

doclisboa - member of the university jury

2016

"old habits die hard" - award for best documentary (over&out)

2016

"old habits die hard" - golden lenses award - association for international communication of chinese culture

2016

"estadistas" - student sophia awards by the portuguese cinema academy: nominated as best fiction short film

2017

"foi." - student sophia awards by the portuguese cinema academy: 3rd prize as best fiction short film

2018

"foi." - award for best original screenplay (mifec)

2018

"impasse - papillon" - nomination for best portuguesee music video, by newspaper público p3 (3rd most voted by the public)

bio

 

Only by the age of 21, after taking some lessons at the Aerospacial Engeneering course and studying Vet Medicine for a while, I decided it was time to do what I love: telling stories through images.

Yes, I was still born in the old analog film days, but I remember being 10, when digital was finally starting to be a thing, and obsessing with the ideia of getting myself a digital camera. I made the switch before my familly: that same year I saved as much money as a 10 year old can save and got myself a small, compact 2 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix digital camera. I used it to shoot my first films, staged with my little brothers, or to photograph trips to Italy or Mexico, to document stuff around the house, or to portay my familly and the animals we had. I guess my fate was set.

At the age of 17 I felt it was time to upgrade for a slightly better camera: a bridge Kodak digital camera - I really wanted to properly document a familly trip to Morocco and an Interrail with my best friend through 11 countries that would take place in that very same summer. And so it was... A few trips after, maintaining the obsession, there was no coming back - I had to do this for a living.

So I started studying Cinema. While still studying, I was hired to shoot a film in Denmark, then got chosen to shoot a documentary in China, and one year after I got selected for the international project (Essemble) that took me to have lessons and prepare a shooting in Germany, Belgium and Hungary, and kept on travelling with friends, familly and by myself through the entire globe, shooting movies and pictures that would many times end up being published by our biggest and most influent cultural page on Facebook, Comunidade Cultura e Arte. Those films even got me to be invited by another university to teach a masterclass to the students! Well, lucky me!

Amongst other works, I can highlight my short film “Hoje, O Silêncio” (2015), officially selected to festivals such as Fall Flaherty NYC Series, Fantasposto, Caminhos do Cinema Português, FEST, Carthage Film Festival (as Cine Promise), MIFEC, Mostrarte, Shortcutz e Over&Out, or my documentary “Old Habits Die Hard” (2016, shot in the small town of Jingning, China), which won Best Documentary at Over&Out 2016 and a “Golden Lenses Award”, given by the Association for International Comunication of Chinese Culture. I can also highlight “Estadistas”, a short film I directed in 2016, which got nominated for Best Fiction at the Student Sophia Awards by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, and the short film "foi.", which I directed in 2017, that actually won the 3rd prize on that very same category one year later.

Now I'm a freelancer.

I'm a filmmaker, a film director and a photographer.

With a degree in Cinema, Video and Multimedia Communication, fluency in Portuguese, English and Spanish (and great understanding of French and Italian), a travel experience of over 30 countries and long time working experience (I've been teaching children's guitar lessons and working in sales during Christmas season ever since I was a kid), I'm always waiting for the next challenge.

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