I am a Toronto-based award-winning filmmaker who faced film school during a global pandemic. The challenges of working on a one-woman crew provided the opportunity to learn about every step of film production. And in the past two years, I've been empowering my voice as a writer and director, passionate about storytelling in different formats and genres. My documentary Words Behind Berries sowed the seeds to investigate womanhood and identity issues, points further developed in my narrative shorts The Smell of Mango and Cartography of a Woman, deeply rooted in my experience as a Brazilian immigrant.
With three award-winning shorts made while attending Sheridan College and also holding a post-graduation degree in Creative Writing, I am working on my first professional short film. Supported by an NBCUniversal grant, my next short is in post-production. Whether in English, Portuguese or Spanish, I'm interested in the cinematic language to create audiovisual pieces, either features or TV series. The films and shows I love often turn me inside out; things are never the same after watching them. I expect my work to provoke the same in the audience, to echo questions that speak to our times.
When an experienced cuddler meets a client who doesn’t want to be touched, she must face her own void to understand real affection.
A woman must invent her boundaries to find a place where she is not a territory to be conquered.
The Smell of Mango provokes a journey of nostalgia in Dolores, a Colombian immigrant in Canada, lost in-between times and spaces, expecting a baby while coping with her mother’s inevitable passing.
By investigating the creative process of preparing jam, a filmmaker and a cook develop a recipe of friendship, reflecting on food, art, and love.