He has studied cinema in Italy, where he lived for over a decade and started directing professionally. In Brazil, he directed hundreds of commercials, winners of numerous awards, including two Professionals of the Year. His first feature film, “Estômago”, was considered one of the 100 best Brazilian films of all time. “Variety” magazine listed him among the most interesting directors of the Brazilian cinema. In 2016, he released “Mundo Cão”, his fourth feature-film, available on Netflix. His son is always complaining that he doesn’t direct movies that are appropriate for his age.