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DIrector, Shooter, Producer, Editor, Writer

- Short form, long form, scripted and unscripted

- Speaks fluent Spanish, German, English and Portuguese
+1 917 346 0007

Experience producing and directing both scripted and unscripted work in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Works well under pressure and in challenging environments. Is as comfortable hobnobbing with the rich and famous at a Viennese ball as with living and working among orphans in post war Angola. Works effectively as part of a team, as a leader, or a one man band. Knows how to get projects started and how to bring them to completion. He speaks English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese and is based in New York City.  His films have been presented in numerous festivals including Rotterdam, Dubai, BAFICI, Sydney, CPH:DOX, DocLisboa, Sarasota among others.



The Angola Project 2014 - feature documentary, Writer / Director. Funded by ARTE

Death Metal Angola 2012 - feature documentary, writer / director. Premiere Dubai / Rotterdam

Drama Queen 2010 fiction short writer / director / editor

The Angolan Proposal 2008 fiction/doc short Director, Editor, Camera

Other People's Pain - The Everyday Ouch, 2008 web series Director / Camera / Editor

Macondo 2007 fiction/doc short Director, Editor, Camera

Crime : Europe 2006  documentary 6 part series

Monger’s Cut 2005 fiction short

Trace Napoo 2004, fiction short

Columbia University (New York). BA cum laude in Comparative Literature and Painting. / Actor’s Studio (New York City) / Crossing Borders (Doc Campus) 2010 / SOURCES2 2010

(selection) Forum Jungen Bühnenangehöriger (DAAD grant) - Berlin Theater Festival 1998 / Fulbright Grant - Barcelona, Spain 2000 – 2001 / Experimental Television Center Grant – (New York) 2005 / APAP Artist – (EU project) 2006, 2007, 2008 / McCloy Fellowship in Art - 2008 / Cinereach 2011

(selection) Artist in Residence General Electrica – (Barcelona, Spain) 2001 - 2002 / Artist in Residence CCL – (Linz, Austria) 2005 / Artist in Residence Bains::Connective - (Brussels) 2008 / Artist in Residence Workspace Brussels - (Brussels, Belgium) 2008 / Artist in Residence Tanzfabrik Berlin - (Germany) 2008 / Artist in Residence Transforma - (Lisbon, Portugal) 2008 / Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 2012 / EMPAC 2013

Audience Award – Sommerszene Salzburg 2005 / Company of the Year - Ballettanz 2009 / Outstanding Artist of 2010 - bm:ukk 2010

“Connecting Sites and Communities” published by ArtinSite, 2006, volume editor, Luis Firmo "Cities of Dance" published by ArtinSite, 2007, volume editor, Luis Firmo “Macondo : Storytelling” book publish by los architectos, Vienna, Austria 2010. “Sweet Little Lies” zeitschrift für freies theater, Vienna, Austria, January 2011

Site Speci␣c Theater Symposium (CUNY , New York 2006) Performing Rights Vienna (This is Live Art / Tanzquartier Wien 2007) Transforma Think Tank (Torres Vedras, Portugal 2006) The Void Symposium – (Tanzquartier Wien, 2009) We, Refugees - (The European Academy, Berlin, 2011)

Artistic Co-Director of CABULA6 (2001 - Present) The international fillm and performance company, CABULA6 has performed around the world at such venues as the Sommerszene Salzburg, Kaaistudios Brussels, Wienerfestwochen, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanzquartier Wien, Posthof, CCL Linz, The Advanced Performing Arts Festival, Tanztage Wien-Bukarest, Junge Hunde Festival, Buda Arts Center Belgium, The Equilibrium Festival in Tuscany, INFANT festival in Serbia, the Moving Pattern Festival NYC, and the ImPulstanz Festival in Vienna, PS122 in New York among others. CABULA6 has participated in conferences such as the Site Specific Theater Symposium at CUNY in NYC the Performing Rights Days in Vienna and the Transforma Think Tank in Portugal. CABULA6’ "Crime Europe" film series has shown in festivals in France, Belgium, Germany and Austria and on Swedish TV. Completed Works (partial list):
Eixam (2004 - 2005) / Angel Central (2004 - 2006) / Trace (2003 - 2006) / Crime Europe (2006) / Follow Me, Hold This (2007) / Macondo (2007) / Cafe Bon Bon (2004 - 2008) / Other People’s Pain (2008) / The Angola Project, Part I (2008) / The Creek (2009) Life on Earth (2007 -2009)

Freelance Performer for Stage, Film and Television (1996 - present): Actor and Dancer for stage companies in the United States and Europe including the California Shakespeare Festival, Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and Tanztheater Wien among others. Film and Television work includes series for the BBC, TV3 in Barcelona, Law and Order in New York as well as Brad Anderson’s “The Machinist,” among others. Full CV as actor and dancer can be provided upon request.

Filmmaker (2002 - present) : Director and Editor of Documentary Films, short fiction films and a web series. Completed films :
Trace Napoo (2005) / Monger’s Cut (2005) / Crime Europe - 6 part series (2006) / Macondo (2007) / The Everyday Ouch - 6 episodes (2008) / The Angola Proposal (2008) / Death Metal Angola (2012)

Writer (2001 - present) : Author and co-author of stage pieces, audio tours and several screenplays. Completed Works:
Eixam (Stage Piece) / Monger’s Cut (Screenplay) / Cafe Bon Bon (Audio Tours / Stage Piece) / Other People’s Pain (Stage Piece) / Life on Earth (Screenplay / Stage Piece) / The Angola Project Trilogy (Stage Piece)

Teacher (2007 - present) : Site specific performance workshops, Capoeira workshops and Documentary Master-classes: Impulstanz festival - Site Specific workshop, “Piracy and Tour guiding” / Transforma AC - Site Specific Master’s Class, “Piracy and Tour guiding” / New York Film Academy - Master classes, Documentary film department / Numerous Capoeira Angola workshops for Dance Schools and Festivals around Europe

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