Lucas is a 36-year-old Brazilian/Italian creative and film director.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, he lived there until the young age of 25. He then decided to pack up his things and move to Florence, Italy, where he learned all he could about art and the Italian way of life. His next life step took him to the beautiful and energetic Barcelona, where he lived happily for 4 amazing years. But once again, the itch for travel and discovery struck and he decided on Sydney as his next destination. After 6 magic years in Sydney he went travelling around the world for 8 months “to find the truths of life”. He’s now back at Barcelona leading Living Library Films to the stars and beyond.
He’s proud to say that outside of his creative pursuits, his next passion lies in helping other people. Whilst in Barcelona, he volunteered at an orphanage every single Sunday for two years (”one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life”) and he was also part of a clown group that would visit hospitals around Spain spreading smiles & happiness. In Sydney he has volunteered for the Starlight Children´s Foundation (at the Sydney Children’s Hospital) and at The Salvation Army. And while this might sound strange, he loves giving blood/plasma and currently, at this very moment, there are people dancing around with his blood in Brazil, Spain and Australia!
In the last 10 years Lucas has worked as a Creative and Film Director in 4 countries across 3 continents (Brazil, Italy, Spain and Australia). In that time he has won numerous pitches and more than 30 international awards, including 5 Cannes Lions (1 being a prestigious Creative Effectiveness Lion), Grand Prix at Spikes Asia, 2 golds at the NY Clio Awards, silver at the New York Festivals, 2 Effie Awards and he was chosen Creative of the Year by Argentinean magazine SoyDG, among many other accolades.
5 films in which he was involved either as a creative or director went viral, gathering millions of views around the world. His films were picked up by the most powerful press & blogs in more than 50 countries, including ABC News in New York, NHK TV channel in Japan, SBT TV channel in Brazil, The Huffington Post (number 1 most powerful blog in the world), BuzzFeed (number 2 most powerful blog in the world), The Australian & Herald Sun in Australia, Creative Review in UK, La Vanguardia in Spain and YouTube Trends, just to mention a few.
His first independent short film, ‘Last Words’, had its Autralian and World Premiere at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival and was included in the list of “7 shorts you can’t miss” on this same festival. It was also picked as official selection in some cool festivals such as Verona International Film Festival (Italy), Cordoba International Film Festival (Spain), Semi-Finalist at the ColorLabs Festival (US), Social Machinery Film Festival (Italy), Sydney Lift Off Film Festival (Aus) and Arizona Underground Film Festival (US).
His latest short film, ‘Phenomenality’, had its World Premiere at the respected 16th San Francisco Documentary Festival, in California, in June 2017. Recently, Lucas was awarded with Best Directing and Rising Star at the International Film Competition of Bali, for his work on ‘Phenomenality’.
HAVING SWEET THINGS FOR BREAKFAST
LAUGHING WITH SOMEONE I JUST MET
LISTENING TO THE RAIN IN A FOREST
GOING TO THE CINEMA EVERY WEEK
WATCHING THE FLOWERS GROW
PEOPLE WHO SMILE A LOT
ALL THE ANIMALS
THE SMELL OF TUSCANY
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAIN
THE WAY CHILDREN THINK
THE TOUCH OF THE WAVES
DANCING WITH MY FRIENDS
THE COSMOS AND THE STARS
THE MYSTERY OF TOMORROW
TRAVELLING TO EXOTIC PLACES
BEING BRAZILIAN WITH ITALIAN BLOOD
I’D LOVE TO
GO BACK IN TIME AND SEE THE DINOSAURS
MEET MICHELANGELO AND SPIELBERG
FLY AROUND THE UNIVERSE
LIVE IN FLORENCE AGAIN
SWIM WITH THE WHALES
DATE JESSICA CHASTAIN
BE BORN AGAIN AS A BIRD
DIE WHILE I´M SLEEPING