JEAN PAULO LASMAR is a writer, director, and photographer 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; 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. Thunderstorm, his new short as writer/director, had its rights acquired by Shorts HD, and will be distributed in the US and EMEA countries.
As a director of photography, he lensed successful campaigns for Nokia and Red Balloon - both with more than 1 million views on YouTube - 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 now represented by In Good Company®, a production company based in São Paulo focused on creating content for all media, where he directs commercials and develops feature films and TV series. He is also preparing to co-direct the feature O Caso Morel, based of the first romance written by Rubem Fonseca, alongside the acclaimed director Suzana Amaral (Hora da Estrela, Hotel Atlântico, Uma Vida em Segredo).