Convinced suburban cinema. (Cinema suburbano convicto)
Bira GF. is Ubirajara Gonçalves Filho. He graduated in Literature and works as an vídeo editor, screenwriter, director and producer.
He also worked as a volunteer teacher in an audiovisual project of the Mesoperiferia social movement, in the north of São Paulo city, where he was born and lives.
In 2012, he wrote and co-directed a short film called Blind Roger, a parody of the film Blade Runner in which teachers must hunt down students who resist school closures. Very inspired by the science fiction of the seventies and eighties, his work is always openly pamphleteer because he believes that politics is in everything we do and there is no way to be exempt from our social responsibility.
In 2016, he released his first feature film, Mesoperiferia – O Filme, a guerrilla filmmaking movie, mixing documentary and fiction. In this work, he already explored some experimental animation techniques.
In 2017, he began to adapt the comic book “Justa Causa”, which he developed in partnership with Evandro Ferreira, also a producer and a screenwriter of the project. Since 2014, they have been working together to create and produce comic book scripts for the website/digital magazine Água Mole (“Soft Water” in free translation).
At the end of 2019, he founded the production company “Sucata Elétrica” ("Electric Scrap" in free translation) with the aim of creating the necessary special effects for his experimental animation project, which mixes several different techniques, such as photography, filming, 2D and 3D drawings and some practical effects.
Since 2016 he has been producing a series of music videos for the musician Maurício Baraças always experimenting with new languages.
High School
Escola Estadual de Primeiro e Segundo Grau "Gonçalves Dias"
Birth Date
February 21, 1984
Bira GF.
Birth City
São Paulo
Current City
São Paulo
São Paulo
Eye Color
Zodiac Sign
Writes and draws comics since the age of 5.
"A educação é uma forma de intervenção no mundo"
(Educador Paulo Freire)
"Education is a form of intervention in the world" (free translation)
(Educator Paulo Freire)
Convinced suburban cinema. (Cinema suburbano convicto)
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