Rodrigo Séllos (37) is a director, editor, script writer and producer based in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. He has a degree in Cinema and over the last 12 years has worked on feature and short films, TV shows for broadcast channels and streaming, music videos, webseries and institutional videos.
In 2020 he won the prize for Best Film at the 53rd Brasília Film Festival, the most important festival in Brazil, with the feature documentary "Searching for Makunaíma''. The film was also part of the official selection of the Festival de Cine de La Habana (Cuba) in 2021. In 2022, the film will be exhibited in the "Brazilian Modernism at 100" film program at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Princeton University, commemorating the centennial of the São Paulo "Modern Art Week."
His latest short documentary “You don't know me" (2018) was awarded Best Short Film in Rio Int’l Film Festival, and Jury's Special Mention in the 21st Málaga Film Festival (Spain). The film was also part of the official selection of the 37th Vancouver International Film Festival and Bogotá Short Film Festival. His previous fictional short "Remedial Class" was selected for the 6th FESTin - Portugal and Star Film Fest 2015 - Croatia, among others.
His first documentary feature "Here wackos are not swept under the rug" was screened at Rio Int’l Film Festival 2010 (Brazil) and the 25th Festival del Cinema Latino Americano Trieste, in Italy.
As editor, Rodrigo worked on eight feature films, including "StreetKids United II - The Girls from Rio" - produced by Stephen Daldry and Mike Downey; "Memórias do Grupo Opinião” - opening movie for the 24th It's All True Film Festival, and the fiction “The Crazy and the Angelical” - released in brazilian theaters.
Séllos also directed and edited music and commercial videos, and produced documentaries exhibited at International Festival del Nuevo Cine Latino Americano (Cuba), China International New Media Short Film Festival and Festival de Cine de Lanzarote, in Spain. Among his latest work in TV as a director we can highlight "Por um Respiro" and "Happy Hour with Mariana Ximenes", shown on the Brazilian streaming service Globo Play and GNT.
Rodrigo is currently developing his first fictional feature film called “Macuxi”.