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Thiago is the award-winning writer, producer, and director of Chocolate (about Alzheimer's and Homeless in L.A). He started his film career producing and directing stage plays in his home country of Brazil before launching his first short film, The Postman, in 2007 at the age of 22. He has won numerous awards including Best Director, Best Drama, Most Impactful film and many others. He previously directed commercials for Unilever and Mercedes Benz. His other projects include Life on a Leash2nd Time Around and Duke (about Autism) to name a few. Thiago resides in Los Angeles  www.chocolateshortfilm.com

AWARDS

CHOCOLATE
UTAH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - BEST DIRECTOR 
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - BEST US SHORT FILM
HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - MOST IMPACTFUL SHORT FILM
FIRSTGLANCE PHILADELPHIA 2017- BEST DIRECTOR 
FIRSTGLANCE PHILADELPHIA 2017- BEST DRAMA 
United International Film Festival L.A 2017 - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Andre Cheisni)
LONDON IFF 2017 - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Amy Argyle) 
FIRSTGLANCE FILM FESTIVAL L.A 2017 -  BEST DRAMA 
FIRSTGLANCE FILM FESTIVAL L.A 2017 - BEST ACTRESS (Piercey Dalton) 
CINECIOK ITALY 2017 - BEST DRAMA
MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017- FILM HEALS AWARD 
"Is given to filmmakers that use the power of film
to promote peace, justice, equality, and humanity.
A Film that has the unique ability to raise awareness and bring change".

OFFICIAL SELECTION
HOLLY SHORTS FILM FEST 2017
NAPA VALLEY FILM FEST 2017
WOMEN'S FILM FEST 2017
CARMEL FILM FEST 2017
SLO FILM FEST 2018
PICTOCLICK SF FILM FEST 2017


LIFE ON A LEASH
NY NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – Best TV Pilot
IndieFEST Global Film Award – Best TV Pilot

NOMINATIONS
UTAH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - Best Director and Best Editor 
MADRID International film festival IFF 2016 - Best Director
LONDON IFF 2016 - 3 nominees
International IRVINE Film Festival 2016 - Best TV Pilot