Fernando Ramos

Headshot FOTO_DIRETOR Country: Brazil
film: Awakening City


Fernando Ramos was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1984. In 2000, he began publishing poems, short stories and essays. In 2002, he entered the Largo Sao Francisco Law School (USP). He became an attorney with expertise in Cultural Regulations, Copyright, and Right to the City. In 2004, he began to work as a professional songwriter, with recordings and compositions with some of the greatest names in Brazilian popular music. After 2006, he joined courses and took workshops from great cinema directors such as Atom Egoyan, Brillante Mendoza, Sergio Ricardo, José Mojica Marins, Frederico Machado and others, giving him the next step for his persistent movie addiction. In 2009, he became the Director of Lume Filma, an art cinema distribution company. In 2011, he published a cinema essay in the well received book, The Films We Dream (Os Filmes Que Sonhamos). In 2012, he worked as the First Assistant Director to Frederico Machado on the feature film O Exercício do Caos (The Exercise of Chaos), considered by Brazilian critics as one of the five best Brazilian movies released in 2013. In the same year, he published four cinema essays on the DVDs from Sergio Ricardo Collection released by Lume Filmes. In 2014, he founded his own independent film production company, Chiaroscuro Cine. He wrote, directed, and co-produced his very first documentary titled, Awakening City (A Praça Pede Passagem, 2015). In 2015, he also published his first novel, Egonia, 9MM de Prosa by the awarded publishing house Editoria Patuá. Fernando has written four feature film scripts: Karma, Mother of the Moon, Puzzle, and Under the Ground that will begin production through Chiaroscuro Cine in 2016. Weekly, he publishes his critiques, essays and thoughts about cinema on: notasdocinematografo.wordpress.com


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