IN THE PRESS

Director’s Notes – “Matheus Siqueira’s first foray into the world of music videos, Jeremias, sees the director channel Gabriel Iglesias’ prophetic lyrics into the story of an astronaut lost on a devastated world, desperately trying to find someone to heed his warnings of impending doom.”

Marie Claire (Italy) – “Flying Kebab è una sorta di docu-fiction per il web, appassionante e interattiva. L’idea nasce da una trasferta in Libano dei suoi creatori, i brasiliani Matheus Siqueira, Fernando Borges e Cléderson Perez, che hanno deciso di raccontarne le storie più interessanti…”

Meio & Mensagem – “Em uma carreira típica dos self-made men adaptada ao mercado de cinema, Matheus Siqueira, é hoje diretor de cena da Margarida Filmes, empresa do Grupo INK.”

Estadão – “O charme está no esmero da edição, no capricho da trilha sonora, na criatividade da fotografia. Em suma, a produção é de primeira e o jogo de cena se sobressai…”

The Daily Star – “When the real life Fernando woke up one day and decided to cut his long dreadlocks, he filmed it, so fans could see the on-screen Fernando do likewise. The result is a depth rarely seen from a production of such modest means.”

Tubefilter – “Flying Kebab is an amazing narrative web series that follows the adventures of Nando, played by Fernando Borges, as he explores his heritage along the street of Beirut while he awaits to unravel his mysterious inheritance.”

Awards

  • Cannes Young Lions Film, BRAZIL, 2012
  • Top 25 videos of Vimeo – Flying Kebab, USA, 2009
  • Finalist for “Best Foreign Webseries” – Flying Kebab”, USA, Streamy Awards, 2009
  • Finalist for “Best Short Documentary” – Glicerio s/n, USA, Babelgum, 2009

Exhibitions

  • New Media Film Festival, USA, 2011
  • 2nd Streamy Awards, USA, 2010
  • Portable Film Festival, Australia, 2010
  • Gasteig Open Video, Germany, 2009
  • Moment Factory, Canada, 2009
  • International Film and Video Festival Aarau, Switzerland, 2009
  • Festival do Filme Livre, Brazil, 2009
  • Fabrica Europa, Italy, 2009

Biography

Date of Birth: 24 of July of 1988
Place of Birth: Massachussets – USA
Nationality: Brazilian and American
Languages: Native English & Portuguese, Advanced Spanish, Basic Catalan

Education

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN, Phd in Film Theory 2014-2019
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN, MA in Cinema, 2014
Adventist University of São Paulo, Engenheiro Coelho, BRAZIL, B.A. in Journalism, 2011

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Producing and Directing Webseries Workshop:
London, UK – February 2010 (20h total)
Unasp, São Paulo, SP – June 2010 (10h total)
Unasp, São Paulo, SP – May 2011 (10h total)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scene Director, Academia de Filmes. São Paulo, BR

Continued working as scene director for companies such as Caixa, Government of Brazil (Ministério do Esporte) when Margarida Filmes merged with the prestigious film and television production company Academia de Filmes. January 2013-Current.

Scene Director/Creative Director, Colmeia, São Paulo, BR

Directed and scripted a 16-episode web documentary for the Italian car-maker Fiat, the most award winning digital agency in Brazil. The results were featured on Wired.com and showcased on Youtube front page. Also directed and created campaigns and movies for LG, Google and VISA. March 2010-June 2012.

Filmmaker, Alwaad Beirut, Lebanon

In-house filmmaker for Alwaad Media Center, a tv production house located in Beirut. Worked in directing, editing, set design and light design in over 100 programs to be broadcasted on television. March 2009-February 2010.

About

Scene Director, Margarida Filmes. São Paulo, BR

Scene director for one of the largest production houses in Brazil. Directing mostly television commercials and online content for Top 500 Fortune companies and for the main advertising agencies in Brazil. June 2012-January 2013.

Director and DP, Flying Kebab. Beirut, Lebanon

Flying Kebab is a world watched independent internet video serie featuring Nando, a photographer who passes one year searching for his inheritance in Lebanon. The series were viewed by over 100,000 people so far and was elected finalist at the Streamy Awards 2010 for best foreign web series. January 2009-February 2011.

Director, ÉOQHÁ. São Paulo, Brazil

Director, producer, camera and editor of a weekly video podcasts monthly proven for over 10,000 undergrads, grad students and liberal professionals all around the world. October 2005-2009.