Filmmaker and musician. He was born in Lisbon and is the grandchild of people form the Island of A. Migue, Azores.
He took a postgraduate course at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon in 2003 and was a professor of Portuguese for foreigners. At the university he created NuCiVo (Film and Video Nucleus) where he was responsible for its programming and production for 6 years. He worked as a theater videographer (Trout, Grupo Teatro de Letras) and music (Deolinda, Bandarra). His first feature film “Balaou” (2007), a tribute film to his mother shot in São Miguel, won the Best Portuguese Film and Best Picture at Indielisboa 2007 and was shown on RTP2 and the French-German channel ARTE. His second feature “É NA TERRA NÃO É NA LUA” (IS IN THE LAND IS NOT THE MOON) (2011), was shot entirely on Corvo Island, premiered world-wide at the 2011 Locarno Festival, where he got a special mention from the jury. He won 4 more prizes: in Doclisboa 2011; BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2012; San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2012; DocumentaMadrid 2012 and had a commercial debut in Portugal (Porto and Lisbon) and in New York at the Anthology Film Archives. In 2012 he was invited to make two more films, one for the European Capital of Culture – Guimarães 2012, “TORRES & COMETAS”, which premiered internationally at the Rotterdam Festival 2013 and another for the program “Estaleiro do Festival do Vila do Conde”, “A MÃE E O MAR” (MOTHER AND THE SEA) on the female fishing women of Vila Chã, to debut in July 2013.
2013 A MÃE E O MAR, Portugal, 2013, DOC, HD, Cor, 92′
2012 TORRES E COMETAS, 59′, DV, Portugal
2011 É NA TERRA NÃO É NA LUA, DOC, 185 ́, DV, Portugal
2009 COBRA G8, 10 ́, Hi8, Germany (co-realizado com Mário Gomes)
2008 A FEBRE AMARELA, DOC, 8 ́, Super8, Portugal, Mauritânia
2007 BALAOU, DOC, 77 ́, DV, Portugal
2006 BYE, BYE MY BLACKBIRD, 26 ́, DV, Hungria
FlumenFest – Festival Internacional de Cinema do Minho, Portugal; Panorama – Mostra do Documentário Português, Portugal; Festival de Cinema Etnográfico de Belmonte, Portugal
Internacional Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; Le Festival International de Films PÊCHEURS DU MONDE , France; Documentary Fortnight: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, USA; CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival, Linz, Austria; CINEPORT – Festival de Cinema de Países de Língua Portuguesa, Brazil Melhor Montagem; Cineclube de Faro, Portugal; Ciclo de Cinema Português – Moscovo, Russia; Malba – Museu de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cinema City Alvalade, Portugal; Passos Manuel, Portugal; Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina; CineEco – Festival Internacional de Cinema Ecológico da Serra da Estrela, Portugal; 9500 Cineclube – Ponta Delgada, Portugal; Cineclube de Joane, Portugal; Associação Ao Norte, Portugal; Centro Cultural Malaposta, Portugal; Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo, Portugal; Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Género, Mexico
Curtas Vila do Conde Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal; CPH:DOX Copenhagen Internacional Documentary Film Festival, Denmark; DocLisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental de Lisboa, Portugal; Prémio Liscont – Prémio para melhor longa-metragem da Competição Portuguesa; Roma Film Festival, Italy; Rencontres Internationales Du Documentaire de Montréal, Canada; Festival Internacional de Cine Mar del Plata Argentina, Argentina