I graduated in Economics from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), and Journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). I have an MA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University, California. I love high quality audiovisual work, I admire courageous people tremendously, I hate clichés, I consider myself the best handy man in the history of the best care home in London (Ellesmere), I went to the Rolling Stones show at Wembley and I spent 4 months backpacking through Asia.
I practiced journalism as a sports reporter for Tamoio Radio, then TV Educativa, before moving on to Globo TV, but I only discovered my true vocation when I decided to backpack again through Asia, this time with a video camera.
I then became an independent producer and began to travel the world alone, filming many series of reports for Globo TV. In 2001, I crossed the 9,000 kilometres of the Trans-Siberian Railway and a personal barrier: I managed to produce and direct an entire program by myself – in this case, Globo Repórter. I gained confidence, made other episodes and, through partnerships with Futura and more recently with Turner Broadcasting, there are now 184 documentaries centred on my solitary travels…
I am also a lecturer at the Department of Social Communication of PUC-Rio.
And above all, I am Cecília’s and Sebastião’s father.