JEAN PAULO LASMAR is a writer, director, and cinematographer from Brazil, with a MFA in Film & Television Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He started his career as a filmmaker producing the documentary Vida Sobre Rodas, which narrates the story of skateboarding in Brazil, released theatrically and distributed by Disney. Pursuing a deep interest in writing/directing for television and the big screen, Jean Paulo earned a BA in Film Studies from FAAP's School of Communication. His thesis film O Condomínio was screened at the 2012 Brasilianische FilmSchau Mostra Brasil, in Munich.
Jean Paulo then moved to Los Angeles, where he collaborated in award-winning pictures such as Martin Scorsese's Silence, Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography; the documentary Looking at the Stars, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2015 Student Academy Awards and premiered at the LA Film Festival; the TV Pilot Succeeding at Life, winner of a Drama Program/Series Award at the Accolade Global Film Festival; and the live-action animated short Mosquito: The Bite of Passage, winner of a Telly Award and nominated for a Student BAFTA. The short film Thunderstorm, which he wrote and directed, was acquired by ShortsTV and aired on television in the United States.
As a director of photography, he lensed successful campaigns for Nokia, Red Balloon, Kayak, and Veet, as well as films for non-profit institutions such as Iridescent and Junior Blind of America. One of these films, Junior Blind Olympics, which he lensed and directed, was acclaimed with an Honorable Mention at the 2015 My Hero International Film Festival.
Jean Paulo is currently working on the feature O Caso Morel, based of the first romance written by Rubem Fonseca, alongside the acclaimed writer/director Suzana Amaral (Hora da Estrela, Hotel Atlântico, Uma Vida em Segredo).