I have lived and worked in several countries including Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Estonia and the UK. My undergraduate degree in History introduced me to a passion for storytelling and the interwoven narratives of past and present. I am actively involved in teaching, screenwriting, editing, developing my first feature film and exploring new avenues in film curation and programming. I am curious about people and an avid researcher of interesting subjects ranging from cinema to the history of science.
As a film and TV editor, I spent years deconstructing and reconstructing stories, allowing myself to be surprised by the subtle layers of narrative that emerge when you approach the footage beyond the script. As a documentary director, I am interested in finding gentle ways to tell stories. My work focuses on the intersection of cultures and the boundaries between documentary and fiction.
I am currently a part-time PhD researcher in Documentary Directing at the Edinburgh College of Art. My academic background is in History, Peace and Conflict Studies and Visual Anthropology. With over 7 years of experience as an audiovisual editor and an MA in Film Practice from Kino Eyes Erasmus Movie Masters, my work has been broadcast on Globo TV and the Latin American TLC Discovery+, and screened at international film festivals.
I have worked in post-production on TV shows, commercials and short films, including the drama 'Three Graces' (2021), which was screened at the Tiradentes Festival. I also worked as a multimedia journalist at DeWereldMorgen and directed the short documentary 'Newcomers' (2013), which premiered at the Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival. In 2022, I was selected for Berlinale Talents and for a Bafta Connect Membership.
I am based in Edinburgh and Rio de Janeiro.
Small Boats (writer/director), in development, UK/Brazil, documentary (creative), Approx. 60min.
Três Graças/Three Graces (editor), 2021, Brazil, fiction, 20min.
Hindsight (editor), 2020, United Kingdom, fiction, 17min.
Faux Detective (editor), 2019, Estonia, fiction, 6min.
In-house editor Globo Television Network, promotions department (trailers), 2014-2018, Brazil.
Helena’s Shadow (editor), 2014, Brazil, television, 56 episodes/45min.
Albergue Carioca (editor), 2014, Brazil, doc-reality television, 16 episodes/45min.
Newcomers (director/editor), 2013, Belgium, documentary, 2013, 15min.
Sparkling Girls (editor), 2012, Brazil, television, 10 episodes/45min.
The Life We Lead (editor), 2011, Brazil, television, 18 episodes/45min.
Slaps and Kisses (assistant editor), 2011, Brazil, television, 2 episodes/30min.
2021-present: PhD Film Practice (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh).
2018-2020: Kino Eyes Erasmus Movie Masters (Screen Academy Scotland - UK, Baltic Film School - Estonia and Lusofona University - Portugal)
2017-2019: Advanced Training in Visual Anthropology, Media, and Documentary Practices (University of Münster, Germany).
2009: MA Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Turin, Italy).
2001-2006: BA History (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil)
Creative documentary, migrant cinema, visual anthropology, border aesthetics, decolonising practices, travelling, displacement and movement in film.
Portuguese (native), English (advanced), Italian (intermediate), and Spanish (basic)
September 2023-present: Tutor in Film & Screen Cultures (Edinburgh College of Art)
- Supervision of dissertations and assessments of written submissions for the undergraduate course Design & Screen Cultures 4 (DESI10052), which engages with screen media through contemporary critical and theoretical perspectives related to affect, phenomenology, race, ecology, queerness, disability, ageing and gender; Seminar teaching for the undergraduate course Contemporary Cinema (DESI08010), an introductory film studies module
September 2022-present: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant/Film Tutor (Edinburgh Futures Institute)
- Supporting student tutorials for the postgraduate courses ‘Cities as creative sites: urban studio’ (EFIE11032) and ‘Creating Visual Narratives’ (EFIE11087) and
February 2021-July 2021: Assistant Lecturer in Film Editing (Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal)
- Lecturer in film editing for the undergraduate course 'Video and Sound: Multimedia Project', BA Photography.
Association of Audiovisual Editing Professionals (EDT). Associated with Tempo Film Editors