Stefania Vasconcellos is a Brazilian writer, director, and producer based in Los Angeles. After graduating in theater at TEPA (Theatre School of Porto Alegre), she worked as an actress and dancer in Brazil. She immediately fell in love with the art of filmmaking and moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she graduated from the Film Directing program at Darcy Ribeiro Film School while working professionally in different capacities (production, costume designer, art director, first AD, and editor). She has directed the short films "Boa Noite" (Good Night), "Meu" (Mine), and "No Caminho Dos Pés" (The Way). The latter was shown at more than 30 festivals around the world and was the singular Brazilian short film entry in the Stockholm Film Festival in 2014. Her debut feature film, "The French Teacher," premiered at the Edera Film Festival in Treviso, Italy, where it won the "Artistic Direction Award." The film has also been selected for numerous festivals across the globe, including the Flying Broom Film Festival in Turkey, where it was part of the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize selection. Recently, she completed her second feature film, "Nobody Wants To Be Just Ordinary," which is currently in post-production.
Miguel Müller is a Brazilian filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. He developed a strong taste for different approaches to filmmaking while growing up, watching a variety of European, American, and Brazilian movies. His love for the craft of writing led him to study Journalism/Communication Studies, and he soon started creating experimental and fictional short films, receiving his first nomination at "Gramado Cine Video" in 2004. After working in advertising and creating a sitcom for a major network, he moved to Los Angeles to expand his career as a filmmaker, studying writing, cinematography, producing, and directing at UCLA. He gained recognition for his short film "Yolanda," which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, he released his debut feature film, "The Before Time," followed by producing "The French Teacher," which premiered at the Edera Film Festival in Treviso, Italy, where it won the "Artistic Direction Award." The film has also been selected for numerous festivals across the globe, including the Flying Broom Film Festival in Turkey, where it was part of the FIPRESCI Prize selection. Currently, his second feature film, "Nobody Wants To Be Just Ordinary," is in post-production.