I was born in Portugal in 1978. Went to college to get a degree in Computer Engineering but, when I was completing my second year of college, my mother got sick with breast cancer and was not able to work anymore. My father could not afford to pay for my studies on his own and so I found myself in the need of finding a full time job. I started working as an IT technician at Lisbon Airport and five years later I became a programmer. I did try to get back to college but by then I already had a baby and a full time job and found it was too much for me to handle, so I had to give up on college again.
In July 2012, I began writing short screenplays as a hobby because of my huge passion for movies. “The Robbery” was my first produced short screenplay and it was nominated for best screenplay at Lisbon Shortcutz in 2013. Soon after that, I wrote a few more short films. At present, I have written ten short films: four of them produced in India and six in the U.S.A.
My latest short film - “As Life Shifts” - has been very successful in the film festival circuit, with 14 official selections, 7 nominations (including a best screenplay nomination at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema LONDON 2017) and 3 awards.
During the year of 2016, I wrote two feature screenplays: “Killer Goal” and “Just a Leap of Faith”. “Killer Goal” was written on spec and I ended up selling it to a young filmmaker from Hong Kong.
Brandon King Bailey hired me to write “Just A Leap Of Faith” based on his ideas. Brandon is currently trying to produce the film.
I have been writing screenplays as a hobby and sidejob, as I’m still working full-time as a programmer. I do, however, write every single day since I first started back in 2012. I am always having new ideas for stories. Sometimes I wish that I did not have so many ideas because I cannot write them as fast as they come.
In 2016 I moved to Hong Kong for love. Would love to move to L.A. one day.