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International experience producing, directing, and editing projects in film, HD, and TV shows. Proven ability to work in highly dynamic environments on both creative and operational aspects of production, including collaboration with 3rd party providers and managing budgets. Excellent communication and leadership skills. Winner of film and photography awards, domestically and abroad.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – present

Founder Film Producer/Director – DeGoya Productions LLC                                                                                                                               

  • Create, produce, direct, and edit storytelling videos for corporations; independent films, and documentaries

  • Clients: Google, Oath, Yahoo, HP, Apigee.

  • DeGoya Productions link

2020 – present

Film Adjunct Professor at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA                                                                                   

  • Non-linear Editing

  • Intermediate Digital Film and Video Production

 

 

2018 – present

Film Adjunct Professor at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA                                                                                  

  • Intro to Film Studies

  • American Cinema

  • Narrative Filmmaking

  • Directing Motion Pictures

 

 

2017 – present

Media Arts Adjunct Professor at San Jose City College, San Jose, CA                                                                                  

  • Intro to Media Arts

  • Media Arts Project

  • Digital Video Production

  • Intro to Film Studies

 

 

2017 – present

Film Adjunct Professor West Valley College, Saratoga, CA                                                                                                  

  • Filmmaking

  • Screenwriting

  • Genre: Horror and Sci-Fi

  • Genre: Westerns and Musicals

  • Genre: Gangsters and Detectives

  • American Cinema

  • Superhero Cinema

  • Non-Linear Editing

  • Intro to Film Studies

 

 

2015 – present

Film Adjunct Professor at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA                                                                               

  • American Cinema

  • Film History

  • Intro to Film Studies

 

 

2014 - 2015

Director of Acting Portfolios at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 

  • Directed 400+ portfolio short films and scenes for the graduating acting students, all on my YouTube channel

  • Guided graduating Acting and Motion Pictures Directing students in the production of their portfolio videos in a professional studio set up, supervising 9 crew members

 

 

2004 - 2014

Director of Motion Pictures Department at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA 

  • Managed the Motion Pictures and Television department team. Attend to the needs of a diverse population of approximately 1600 students. Results: cost reductions and increased customer satisfaction (as measured in annual student surveys)

  • Supervised the budget for equipment and facilities (including 5 studios)

  • Researched the market for new technologies and participate in trade shows like NAB every year

  • Leadership skills: evaluated, managed, and mentored 66 reports and 107 instructors

  • Involved in the production of an average of 30 short films per year in the university studios. In addition, directed portfolio scenes and shorts for the acting students. Great record in increasing the number of productions and improving the quality of performances and films

  • I ran the University Open House events to the public, where I directed scenes in front of a live audience.

  • Worked with A-list Hollywood Producers, Directors, and Actors to redesign and develop the MFA and BFA curriculums resulting in WASC accreditation

  • Worked on the organization of the Film Festival and Co-Hosted film-related events & workshops with distinguished movie industry guests including Diane Baker, Ron Bass, Mike Medavoy (http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Mike+Medavoy&s=all), actors Tippi Hedren, Martin Landau, and Christopher Lloyd among others

  • Taught: Cine 16 mm, Super 8mm/Photo/Storyboard, Motion Pictures Language, Film Language Studio, Producing for Motion Pictures, Film History, Work of Great Directors, Directing 1, 2 and 3, Directing Actors, Acting for Camera 1,2 and 3, Filmmaking for Independents.

 

 

1997 - 2004

Producer & Director, various clients, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

  • Produced and directed multi-camera studio television shows, documentaries, industrial videos, commercials, and short films with multiple international awards

  • Clients included Intrepid Productions, HeadQuarters Advertising, Comcast, Hewlett Packard, Sterling Payot

  • Instructor of college-level courses: Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Film language, Visual storytelling, and Communication at Academy of Art University; Foothill and Menlo Colleges

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

1994 – 1996

Photographer, San Francisco, CA (during the same period as my MFA studies)

  • Fine Arts exhibitions in the United States and Brazil

  • Professional photoshoots for a car magazine

  • Photos awarded at Photographer’s Forum Magazine-Finalist: 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997

 

 

1992 -1993

Producer, Rede Bandeirantes de Televisao, Brazil                                                                 

  • Producer of more than 100 TV shows, sports events, and documentaries

  • Created and managed the budget and ratings for this top Brazilian TV network

  • Responsible for the creation of a production cost system for new television shows that resulted in a 25% cost reduction

 

 

1991-1992

Marketing Manager, MTV, Brazil       

  • Created advertising campaigns for television  

  • Created marketing strategies to promote the MTV brand

 

 

1987-1991

Senior Adviser for the Marketing and Advertising Department, Robert Bosch/Blaupunkt, Brazil

  • Directed advertising campaigns for print, TV, and radio that increased the market share for the company

  • Interfaced with advertising agencies for the creation of advertising campaigns, budget and media coverage

 

 

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

  • MFA, Motion Pictures, 1997, GPA 3.89 among the top 1% in my graduation year

 

 

Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, Brazil

  • MBA, Graduate Degree, Marketing/Advertising, 1990, graduated in the top 1%

 

 

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

OTHER
•    Citizenship status: US citizen
•    Experience with Film Productions and 4K/6k cameras
•    Software: MS Office, Avid, Adobe Creative Suite; Final Draft, YouTube, Vimeo, WIX. 
•    CANVAS certified: Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning IOTL, Foothill College Canvas Certification
•    Languages: Portuguese (native), English and Spanish (fluent), German (conversational)

 

MY FILMS' AWARDS & PARTICIPATIONS

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  1. Official Selection Paris World Cinema Festival, France, 2023. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT   – Shot in Paris 

  2. Winner of Best Drama, 2022 Padova 4th Wall Indie Filmmaker Festival, Italy. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  3. Semi-Finalist 2022 Near Nazareth Festival - Afula, Israel. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  4. Official Selection New Filmmakers Film Festival, New York, 2022. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  5. Quarter-Finalist -  San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition 2022, California. Feature Film Script: Bamboozled

  6. Finalist Boden International Film Festival, Sweden, 2021. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  7. Winner of Best Short Film. Auber International Film Festival 2021, Paris. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  8. Finalist Out of The Can International Film Festival 2021, UK. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  9. Honorable Mention - Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards 2021, California. Feature Film Script: Bamboozled

  10. Nominee 15th edition of Grand OFF festival! 2021 WARSAW Poland. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  11. Official Selection 18th Annual 2021 Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  12. Official Selection DAVINCI International Film Festival 2021. COVIDaVINCI Selection. Film: LEMONADE

  13. Winner of Best Magic Moment in a Film. Canada Yes! Let’s Make a Movie Film Festival 2021. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  14. Official Selection Love International Film Festival 2021. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT  – Shot in Paris

  15. Winner of Best Local Film. San Francisco Indie Shorts Film Festival 2021, California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  16. Winner Finalist Best Music Composition - 3 Minute Film Festival 2021- Santa Barbara, California: LEMONADE

  17. Official Selection Prestige Film Festival 2021, Fox Cineplex in Banning, California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  18. Winner of the Avalonia Photography Competition Best Selfie – PHOTO: Son of Man, June 11, 2021

  19. Official Selection PTFF Port Townsend Film Festival 2021 -  Port Townsend, WA. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  20. Official Selection Marina Del Rey Film Festival 2021 CineMark 18 and XD, LA, California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  21. Official Selection LETNetworks presents: #AmLatino Film Festival 2021 - LARRIMINA

  22. Finalist Shiver Shorts Film Festival 2021. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  23. Official Selection Love Actually International Short Film Festival 2021 NY. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  24. Winner of the Honorable Mention Best Inspirational Short - Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards 2021 LA. Film: LEMONADE

  25. Official Selection Standalone Film Festival & Awards 2021. Film: LEMONADE

  26. Official Selection Cambria Film Festival of Romance, Love and Rom-Coms 2021 California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris

  27. Official Selection Los Angeles Independent Film Festival 2021 (https://stream.filmfestnetwork.com/laiff-block-1-official-selections-group-1/). Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  28. Winner Best LInes/Dialogue Love Story Category - So Limitless and Free International Film Festival  2020 (https://porcovetepictures.com/so-limitless-and-free-film-festival-winners/Montreal), Canada. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  29. Winner Best Cinematography- So Limitless and Free International Film Festival  2020 (https://porcovetepictures.com/so-limitless-and-free-film-festival-winners/Montreal), Canada. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  30. Official Selection Sao Paulo Film Festival 2020. Brazil. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  31. Official Selection Florence Cinefest 2021 (https://florencecinefest.wixsite.com/2020/2021) Italy. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  32. Official Selection BLOW-UP · International Arthouse Filmfest Chicago 2020 (http://www.blowupfilmfest.com/#!/2020/official-selection-and-nominations.html) Film: LARRIMINA

  33. Semi-Finalist Luminous Frames Festival 2020. Denmark. Film: LARRIMINA

  34. Official Selection 5TH INTERNATIONAL & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL SMR13 2020. France. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT 

  35. Official Selection Festival International Signes de Nuit2020. Paris. Film: LARRIMINA

  36. Official Selection 180 Berlin FilmFest. Film: LARRIMINA

  37. Official Selection Cine Tornado Festival 2020. Brazil. Film: LARRIMINA

  38. Winner Best Romance Film - Feedback Romance Film & Screenplay Festival 2020. California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  39. Official Selection Snowdance Independent Film Festival 2021. Germany. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  40. Winner of: Best Romance Short Film,  Best Actor, Best Acting Duo, Best Original Score Short Film, Best Color Treatment -- Creation International Film Festival. California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  41. Official Selection Cambria Film Festival of Romance, Love, and Rom-coms 2021. California. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  42. Finalist of Paris Play International Film Festival 2020. (https://parisplayfilmfestival.wordpress.com/winners-10th-edition/?fbclid=IwAR1piPBrdwY_fY3K_9G91n0uSPeKf7dzCb-oOwHWCGPScCN6FcL4XmSBUns) Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  43. Winner of Special Jury (SJA) Remi Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival 2020. Film: THE DECISIVE MOMENT – Shot in Paris.

  44. Official Selection Shiver Film Festival, Ontario, Canada, 2020. Film: LARRIMINA

  45. Official Selection New Filmmakers Film Festival, New York, 2020. Film: LARRIMINA

  46. Finalist 2020 - 3 Minute Film Festival (https://www.3minutefilmfestival.com/7th-season-official-selection.html)- Santa Barbara, California: LARRIMINA

  47. Finalist 2020 Lisbon Film Rendezvous Festival, Portugal: LARRIMINA

  48. Official Selection  2020 Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge Festival Season 3, India: LARRIMINA

  49. Winner Best Experimental 2019 - Eurasia Film Festival - Russia: LARRIMINA

  50. Official Selection 2019 BASH Film Festival- Bay Area, California: LARRIMINA 

  51. Winner Best Documentary  2019 Austrian Film Festival. Vienna, Austria. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  52. Official Selection 2018 Weihnachts International Film Festival - Berlin, Germany. Short Film: 2045         

  53. Official Selection 2018 Snowdance Independent Film Festival - Landsberg am Lech, Germany. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  54. Official Selection 2018 Near Nazareth Festival - Afula, Israel. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  55. Winner 2017 Humanitarian Award, Accolade Global Film Competition. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  56. Winner of the Social Impact, Storytelling Award. Show For a Change Film Festival. 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  57. Winner of the Silver Award. North American Film Awards. 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  58. Official Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, 2017: MENINO DO RIO

  59. Winner - Award of Excellence Accolade Global Film Competition, 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  60. Official Selection, United Nations Association Film Festival, 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  61. Official Selection, Awareness Film Festival, 2017. Feature Documentary:  THE EVIL WITHIN

  62. Official Selection: Big Short Film Festival 2017. Film: IT WAS DALI

  63. Winner - Screenplay category, Colorado International Film Festival, 2017: MENINO DO RIO

  64. Official Selection, Global Peace Film Festival, 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  65. Winner of the Bronze Award, Spotlight Documentary Film Awards, 2017: THE EVIL WITHIN

  66. Winner of the Excellence in Research Award, Docs Without Border Film Festival, 2017: THE EVIL WITHIN

  67. Official Selection HOPE Film Awards, 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  68. Semi-Finalist. BASH - Bay Area Short Film Festivals, August 5th, 2017. Film: A MOVIE SET

  69. Winner at the Independent Documentary Awards, March 2017: THE EVIL WITHIN

  70. Finalist at Alternative Film Festival Spring 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  71. Semi-Finalist Los Angeles CineFest 2017. Feature Documentary: THE EVIL WITHIN

  72. Official Selection (http://laughordiecomedyfest.com/2017-season) Laugh or Die Comedy Fest. Film: Human Resources 

  73. Official Selection Official Selection. Hope Film Awards 2017. Film:  IT WAS DALI 

  74. Official Selection. Madhouse Movies 2017. Film: A MOVIE SET

  75. Finalist (https://sites.google.com/view/hope-film-awards/home). Hope Film Awards 2017. Film:  A MOVIE SET

  76. Official Selection. London International Film Festival 2016. Film: IT WAS DALI

  77. Winner Best Documentary Feature. World Premiere Film Awards 2016: THE EVIL WITHIN

  78. Winner Best Comedy. North American Film Awards – NAFA 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET - https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0004128/2016/1/

  79. Nominee Best Short Screenplay. CANNES LATTITUTE 2016. Animation: MENINO DO RIO

  80. Official Selection. North Portland Unknown Film Festival 2016. (http://www.portlandunknown.com/deep2016.html) Music Video: A CUP SONG

  81. Official Selection. 2016 Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Fest (http://www.blowupfilmfest.com/#!/2016/official-selection-and-nominations.html). Film: IT WAS DALI

  82. Nominee Best Short Script. Top Indie Film Awards. Animation: MENINO DO RIO

  83. Official Selection. Hollywood Film Competition, 2016. Music Video:  A CUP SONG

  84. Official Selection. Diamond in the Rough Film Festival. Bluelight Cinemas Cupertino, California 2016. Film: IT WAS DALI

  85. Winner of the Month 8/2016. Direct Short Online Film Festival. Film: A MOVIE SET

  86. Winner Award of Recognition 2016 (https://bestshorts.net/past-winners/award-of-recognition-june-2016/). Best Short Competition. Film: A MOVIE SET

  87. Winner of the Gold Award for Best Narrative Short and Best Director. International Independent Film Award. Film: A MOVIE SET

  88. Nominee Best International Short Film. Moving Pictures Festival. Belgium 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET

  89. Winner of the Bronze Award for films with high artistic achievement. Spotlight Short Film Awards, 2016. Film A MOVIE SET

  90. Official Selection for the Annual Innovative Film Festival 2016. Film: IT WAS DALI

  91. Winner Award of Recognition. Accolade Global Film Competition, May 2016. Film: IT WAS DALI

  92. Official Selection. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET

  93. Winner Best Comedy and Ensemble Cast (https://himpff.com/may-2016-winners.html). Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET

  94. Official Selection. Bucharest Shortcut CineFest, 2016. Music Video: A CUP SONG

  95. Winner of Diamond Award Best Actor and Editor, Bronze Award Director and Composer. LA Shorts Awards Jan 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET 

  96. Official Selection. Los Angeles CineFest, April 2016. Music Video: A CUP SONG

  97. Official Selection. Tracce Cinema International Short Film Festival, Rome, 2016. Music Video: A CUP SONG

  98. Official Selection. Los Angeles CineFest, January 2016. Film: IT WAS DALI

  99. Official Selection. New Filmmakers Film Festival, New York, 2016. Film: A MOVIE SET

  100. Semi-Finalist. Screenwriting Category - CARMEL Film Festival, 2015. MENINO DO RIO

  101. Winner of the Bronze Awards for High Artistic Achievement. The Spotlight Short Film Awards. Atlanta, 2015. Film: IT WAS DALI

  102. Official Selection. New Filmmakers Film Festival, New York, 2014. Film: HUMAN RESOURCES

  103. Winner of Best Documentary. Canadian International Film Festival, 1999. Documentary: EMILE LAHNER

  104. Winner of Best Experimental. Canadian International Film Festival, 1998. Film: STILL LIFE

  105. Official Selection. San Antonio Cine Festival, 1998. Film: STILL LIFE

  106. Official Selection. XXXI Festival de Cinema de Brasilia, Brazil, 1998. Film: STILL LIFE

  107. Winner of Certificate of Award. Spring Show San Francisco Academy of Art, 1998. Film: STILL LIFE

  108. Winner of the Special Prize of the Jury. Festival Internacional de Gramado, Brazil, 1997. Film: LIFE

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