“Everyone who makes films has to be an athlete to a certain degree because cinema does not come from abstract academic thinking; it comes from your knees and thighs.” – Warner Herzog
Antonio is a London-based filmmaker with over 15 years experience working in film. He worked with many inspirational directors in his career and had the privilege of working in the camera department with Werner Herzog and as editor with a roster of other directors, editing a number of award-winning feature films. He has edited and directed documentary commissions for broadcast, researching extensively the Rwandan genocide and the role of international justice and taught screenwriting as part of the MA in Filmmaking at the University of Greenwich.
Antonio is originally from Lisbon, although he has lived in London for over 25 years. He has found his mojo running marathons. After running Brighton and London in 2017, he believes he is now unstoppable… in a Kung-Fu Panda kind of way. He’s been plotting to drag one or two other people from Spectrecom to join him in his runs.
“I am in my element when I have to find off-the-cuff creative solutions while on shoots, or when I have to craft a story in the editing room, be it documentary or fiction, working with actors on set, or running up a hill in a far away country to meet and interview incredible people. I thrive in the uncertainty of filmmaking. At Spectrecom all those elements come together in the sheer range of work produced and are ramped up by the incredibly creative team I have the privilege of working with every day, from accounts, creatives right through to production and post.”