“Fronteiras”

Shot on Super Hi8 around my neighborhood, this is my  first ever attempt at documentary filmmaking. I then tried to re-do it using better equipments, but I always liked this gritty looking and hissing audio version more.

Year: 1999

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Friendly Fires, “Jump In The Pool”

Unofficial music video, shot live at Circo Voador, Rio. The audio is the original song, not the live version.  Produced, directed and filmed along with Daniel Ferro and Tiago Lins.

Year: 2009

Vanessa da Mata: “Minha Intuição”

A documentary about the recordings of Vanessa da Mata’s third album, featuring a session with Sly & Robbie in Jamaica and many guests in studio in Brazil. It was released as da CD+DVD bundle by Sony Music.

Year: 2007

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Jota Quest: “20%”

One of the biggest pop-rock bands in Brazil, Jota Quest invited me to tell the story of their first decade together.  I produced, directed and filmed this intimate portrait of the delicate balance between the five members. The band wanted and outsider perspective and was very open, even being uncomfortable with some segments of the film. The DVD was released by Sony Music.

Year: 2006

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“Omara & Bethânia”

When Buena Vista Social Club’s  singer Omara Portuondo and the Brazilian Maria Bethânia got in studio to record “Omara & Bethânia” these historic sessions had to be on tape. The documentary was released in a CD+DVD bundle by Biscoito Fino records.

Year: 2008

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Tim Maia: “Racional Vol.3”

In 2008, late Tim Maia’s mythical 1976 lost recordings of what would have become the third outing on his much celebrated “Racional” series, resurfaced. Three years later, the sessions were finished with original band members led by producers Kassin and Paulinho Guitarra. Commissioned for the album release, this documentary short, which I produced, directed and filmed, remains unreleased due to legal dispute between the record company and Tim Maia’s heirs.

Year: 2011

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Chico Buarque: “Desconstrução”

It had been 8 years since Chico Buarque, a true Brazilian  music icon, had stepped into a studio to record “Carioca”, his first on an independent label. And he  had never allowed his creative process to be filmed.  More than a making of an album, “Desconstrução” is an intimate portrait of an artist, stripped down as if unaware of the presence of the camera. Released as a DVD/CD combo by Biscoito Fino records, the documentary had such impact that it became the main topic on the press reviews.

Year: 2006

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A Voz: Liniker & Os Caramelows

Part of “A Voz” series (The Voice) I created, produced and directed for Queremos! YouTube channel (along with other short content series), where artists talk about how the found their inner voice, here Liniker opens up about his personal quest as a transgender. Check Queremos! TV for more.

Year: 2017

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Chico Buarque: “Dia Voa”

This was the second film I produced and directed about Chico Buarque, this time documenting the recordings of this album “Chico”.

The film was made available online as part of digital launch campaign that I also developed which included a website (chicobastidores.com.br) that offered a collection of short videos published throughout the month prior to the most anticipated album release. It was also included on Blu-Ray version of the live show released by Biscoito Fino records.

Year: 2011

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