NUNO SÁ PESSOA

award-winning filmmaker

Bio

Nuno de Sá Pessoa Costa Sequeira was born on May 7, 1987 in Lisbon, Portugal,

Nuno began his studies at Universidade Moderna Lisboa enrolling in the Cinema and Television course, determined to expand his horizons he went to Denmark where he graduated from The European Film College, upon graduation he went back to Portugal, where he directed his first independent work.

Two feature length documentaries followed, in which he did both cinematography and editing, the latest took him for more than once to California where he edited a total of three feature length documentaries directed by Kenneth Payton.

It was also in California that he did the cinematography for a documentary series, a project which got him to know the state as few have a chance to.

He eventually invited his former colleagues Kris Skovmand and Samuel Anderson to move to Portugal from their native countries, Denmark and USA respectively, and together founded Skookum Films.

With the company he did the short film The Headless Nun, an international collaboration narrated by Patrick Carlin, George Carlin's brother, and featuring a song by Frank Zappa, he also directed an experimental music short film starring the New York duo Tribal Baroque.

He then began the first partnership with the actor João Craveiro, directing him on the short film Bílis Negra.

He was then invited to edit the short film Passagens by Maria Emília de Azevedo in Florianópolis, Brazil, it was there that he directed the Brazilian-Portuguese short film A Lagoa produced by Maria Emília de Azevedo. That same year he went back to Portugal where he shot a science fiction short film which he wrote and directed, Earth 2084, starring Fernando Luís. 

He has also been a guest speaker and film festival jury member in several different occasions and in different locations like New York, Miami, Singapore, Denmark and Brazil.

His films have been shown in over 170 film festivals from all around the world and have been awarded several different times.

He presently works on his new projects, keeping his philosophy that in both art and the world, there are no boundaries.

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