João Nuno Pinto is a multi-awarded Portuguese film director, born in 1969 at Lourenço Marques, Mozambique. In his latest years he has lived in Lisbon and São Paulo. With a consolidated international career in advertising, in 2010 João Nuno Pinto premiered America, his first feature, an ironic look at contemporary Portugal through the eyes of illegal immigrants. The film was acclaimed in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil. It was selected and awarded by several film festivals around the world. “Mosquito”, his latest feature film, a First World War African drama shot in Mozambique, based on his grand-father true story, had the honour of opening the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 and won the Critics Award for Best International Film at the 44o Mostra de Cinema de São Paulo, among others. He is directed his first tv series “Causa Própria” an 8-episode crime TV series for RTP1, the main Portuguese state channel.
Wonder Maria Films is a new production company based in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded by four longtime friends with experienced careers in script writing, production, and film direction. Our aim is to create and produce social and politically relevant projects for a world desperately needing for change.
Led by brothers Mauricio Dias and Fernando Dias, GRIFA FILMES is OSCAR® qualified for two documentaries and three times nominated for the International Emmy Awards. The company is a high-quality Brazilian production company focused on producing great documentaries and series for the national and international market.
from Grifa Filmes:
NEW SPECIES – The Expedition of the Century, Mauricio Dias, 2019, Brazil, Germany, Japan
THE CLEANERS, Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block, 2018, Brazil, Germany
1968: THE YEAR THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, Don Kent, 2018, Brazil, Germany, Norway, France