Mia Carvalho

Back in Portugal, Cinema became my only love while studying at Escola Secundária Artística António Arroio (Lisbon, PT), where I specialised in Film and Video Production. Then, my studies in Film progressed into the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (National Film and Theatre School) and culminated with a Film Production BA Honours course at University of Westminster (London, UK).

Even though I'm mostly experienced in short films, my background counts with a vast experience in documentary, television, music videos, features, promos and theatre plays.

Working on every single role in the entertainment industry has given me an in-depth insight into the inter-dependence, importance and struggles of each role, allowing me to understand better how to assemble this dysfunctional but fascinating puzzle in harmony.

In the past years, I’ve been focusing on Directing, Script Writing and Script Supervising. These crafts have proven, again and again, to supplement each other and given me the ability to craft storytelling more fruitfully.

With 20 projects directed, my language as a Writer-Director slides into the veils of existential and experimental neo-noir. Anti-heroes have always been a fascination, hence a recurrent archetype on my work due to their intriguing flaws and moral conflicts. Unconventional stories allow me to explore the human mind and senses with the final goal of thought-provoking and instigate moral questioning about diverse issues that are usually repressed by societal norms and expectations.


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