I'm a Brazil-born, sun-loving soul who's been lucky enough to work around with some of the coolest stop-motion animations out there. My most recent gig was Senior Stop Motion Animator on Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, which got the Oscars among 71 other awards. I was the one responsible for bringing the journey of Death to life – she's the enigmatic ruler of Limbo and had some unforgettable moments with Pinocchio.
I've got a laundry list of impressive credits under my belt. You can catch my handiwork in the upcoming sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget from the acclaimed studio Aardman. Plus, I lent my skills to the Oscar-nominated gems Kubo and the Two Strings by LAIKA (2016) and Wes Anderson's quirky Isle of Dogs (2018).
But I'm not just about animating – I've also taken a shot at directing. I created and directed Dó Ré Mi da Sol,' a TV series that's all about Sol, a cheerful musician girl who ditches her everyday life to explore a magical world and find some new friends who teach her that routines can be an absolute blast. Keep an eye out for it in 2024!
When I'm not animating or directing, you might find me chatting it up at conferences and workshops. I love sharing my tricks of the trade, from bringing characters to life on the big screen to setting the perfect tone for scenes and scripts.
Now I'm packing my bags and heading to Portland, where I'll be getting my hands dirty on LAIKA's 'Wildwood.' Can't wait to dive into that project!