FAREWELL 90′- DRAMA, Brazil 2013 (writer, director and producer)FAREWELL 90′- DRAMA, Brazil 2013 (writer, director and producer)
Based on true facts, Farewell tells the story of Admiral, a 92-year-old man, who decides that the time has come to say goodbye to all that is most important in his life and spends one last night with his lover who is 55 years younger than him. The movie shows that true love is timeless, ageless and limitless.
BUDDIES 93′- COMEDY, Brazil 2011 (writer, director, editor and producer)
Buddies is a road movie that shows the simple things in life in a poetic light through the eyes of three young people with Down syndrome, who love movies and work at the video library of the institution where they have always lived in. One day, inspired by the movie “Thelma & Louise”, they decide to run away using the gardener’s old car to have a freedom experience. They travel to uncommon places in search of three simple wishes: Stalone wants to see the sea, Aninha looks for a husband and Marcio needs to fly. During this search, they embark on several adventures as if life was just child’s play.
OUIJA 13′ – TERROR, Brazil 2010 (writer, director, editor and producer)
Friends use an Ouija board in order to summon a dead brother’s spirit and tell him that he’s dead.
THE PIT 80′- ACTION, Brazil 2008 (writer, director and editor and producer)
Based on true stories, La Riña highlights the polemic of bare knuckle fights in a playboy party where drugs and drinks are served on silver trays. The party attracts rich people, ex-students from the American school in Sao Paulo, who bet fortunes on poor wrestlers confronting* each other inside an empty swimming pool for a few dollars. A journalist has not been invited, but he manages to sneak into this secret place, using his cell phone to film the guests having fun while watching a deplorable combat. Instead of showing typical poverty in Brazil, La Riña unveils the opposite by unmasking a cruel elite. * The fights were real.
SIDE B, HOW TO MAKE A FEATURE FILM WITHOUT MONEY IN BRAZIL, 70′- DOCUMENATARY, Brazil 2007 (writer, director, editor and producer)
It is a documentary film that shows the reality of Brazil’s independent movie making industry through a feature film called “Quarta B”, which was produced with only US$ 15,000 and received the first prize by way of popular vote at São Paulo International Film Festival in 2005. Though the context is rather saddening, the documentary shows – in a humorous light – the drama to produce the film over four years. Several well-known directors and producers in Brazil have given their feedback and words of wisdom on screen
FORTH GRADE B 90′- COMEDY, Brazil 2005 (writer, director, editor and producer)
The teacher from an elementary school, the director, the janitor and parents are gathered to discuss a taboo: What to do when drugs are found in a classroom of 10-year-old children? A parents’ meeting will discuss such taboo in a very unconventional way: having a joint.