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Director | Shooter | Editor

Joao Leal (AÕ) is an Award Winning filmmaker drawn to humans and their emotions, their relationship, surroundings and circumstances. Joao has been changing places and traveling since he was 7 years old and he intends to never stop as he feels that his strong suit lies in finding and exposing the similarities we all share as human beings despite our different cultural and ideological backgrounds.

Born in the small village of Escapães in Portugal, Joao has lived in various countries that opened his understanding to different cultures, from Valparaiso to Santiago in Chille, Bogota’ in Colombia, all the way to Zurich in Switzerland and Seville in Spain and nowadays Joao works as a Director and Cinematographer and ocasional as an Editor in London UK.

Joao’s music videos have been selected twice by Awardeo.com, (shortlisted and 1st runner up), in the video of the week competition in in 2015 and his Short Doc "Bulls and Blossoms" was selected by London Discover Film Festival in 2016.