FERNANDO MEIRELLES

FERNANDO MEIRELLES IS SCENE DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND CO-FOUNDER OF O2 FILMES. HE DIRECTED THE FILM CIDADE DE DEUS, RELEASED IN 2002 AND NAMED TO 4 OSCARS, INCLUDING THE BEST DIRECTOR. IT WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBE, FOR THE BEST DIRECTION, IN 2005, FOR HIS FILM “THE FAITHFUL GARDENER”, WHICH WON THE OSCAR AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TO RACHEL WEISZ.

FERNANDO ALSO DIRECTED THE ADAPTATION OF “TESTING ON THE BLINDNESS”, BY JOSÉ SARAMAGO, IN 2008, AND THE FILM 360, IN 2011.

RECENTLY, HE ASSUMED THE ROLE OF BEING ONE OF THE CREATIVE DIRECTORS OF THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS. HIS NEW PROJECT IS THE LONG FILM “THE POPE”, FOR NETFLIX. FERNANDO WAS BORN AND LIVES IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL.FERNANDO MEIRELLES