Hello! I’m a Latin American Award Winning Filmmaker, an Actor and a Writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I started acting when I was just 2 years old in my hometown in Brazil. During my whole childhood and teenage years I studied Theater, worked in a Theater Company and worked on many TV ads. When I turned 19, I moved to Rio de Janeiro to start my undergrad in Theater.
After 10 years building a solid career in Rio as an actor in Theater, movies and TV shows, I moved to the US in 2015. With the immigration I’ve experienced a deep process of self transformation and I’ve started creating, writing and editing my own films.
My first short, Gigoia Island, was awarded by Festival do Minuto in Brazil. My second short, Some of US, about Immigration, was officially selected by Festivals in Argentina, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Brazil and Madrid. After the pandemic started I made Caramujo, a short about being pregnant in Brazil during quarantine and having to struggle against the c-section surgery culture and violence obstetric. Caramujo received the Award for MERIT in Social Issues by Docs Without Borders Film Festival in the US; was selected FINALIST; FINALIST for Best Female Director and SEMI-FINALIST by festivals in the US and was OFFICIALLY SELECTED by festivals in France, India and US. In 2021 I finished my first documentary feature film, Burning Ballad, an experimental film where I explore a poetic vision through captured images and raises urgent questions on censorship, spiritual awareness, economic injustice and segregation through the legacy of the Brazilian poet Torquato Neto. Burning Ballad received the Award for MERIT in Revolution and Reform and MERIT for Direction by Docs Without Borders Film Festival in 2022, in the US. The film was also FINALIST and OFFICIALLY SELECTED by festivals in Philadelphia, US, Europe and India.