Moviemaker & Environmentalist
I am Italian Brazilian, experimented in all areas of animation production, as animator, designer, director, writer and producer. I began my professional career animating commercials for Brazilian biggest agencies, many of each earned me awards. The PLOC MONSTERS, 128 characters created for a bubble gum campaign in 1988, won the Top Award in Marketing for its success. In the same year I released my first experimental short film, FAREWELL, which received many awards and it was chosen by the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, in 2004, as one of the most outstanding Brazilian short films, ever. In 1989, I began my international career, working in London, in the movie FIEVEL GOES WEST, produced by Steven Spielberg. In the 90´s, financed by the Vitae Art Grants by Rockefeller Foundation, I started to research in environmental issues, and won the Hopes for The Future for a Sustainable World, from IUAPPA/IAS, for a set of proposed ethical principles on the relationships between mass media, culture, and environment. Since then, I divided my time between participating in initiatives aimed at promoting those principles through documentaries, comics, and animations, and in different commissioned film productions. From 2009 to 2012, with the support of São Paulo´s Municipal Department of Culture, I created and directed NUPA, a center for the fostering of Brazilian animation cinema, with film content based in the city social-environmental subjects. My most recent comic book, ZU KINKAJÚ (2013), resumes a work initially published in Super Eco magazine, through 1998 to 2000.
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