João Amorim is an Emmy nominated Brazilian Director focusing on animation and documentaries, and more specifically the mix of both genres. João is one of the founding partners of Postmodern Times, a media company focused on social and environmental films. João has directed and produced the animated series “Beyon… Read More
João Amorim is an Emmy nominated Brazilian Director focusing on animation and documentaries, and more specifically the mix of both genres. João is one of the founding partners of Postmodern Times, a media company focused on social and environmental films. João has directed and produced the animated series “Beyond 2012, Perspectives on the Next age”, on the evolution of consciousness and ecology. He has worked world wide as an industrial designer, animator, and animation supervisor for many years prior to directing. He was the Head of Animation, on "Chicago 10", Brett Morgen's film that opened Sundance 2007, and for which Joao has been nominated for an Emmy in 2009. He has also directed commercials for BMW, Panasonic, Oceana, among others.
João directed many short films such as "Ferrets for Freedom" -a political short on Ferrets and Giuliani which became a YouTube hit. He also directed the award winning "Don't get Charged up", on the recycling of batteries, among others. He has worked as an animation director on:"Footsteps in Africa”, “For the next 7 Generations” and the upcoming “Ghetto Physics”.
He recently finished his first animated feature documentary: “2012 Time for Change”, featuring among others David Lynch, Sting, Ellen Page, Gilberto Gil, and Paul Stamets. Furthermore Joao speaks 5 languages, meditates every day, paints, practices yoga and has a permaculture sustainability project in Brazil through the NGO “Ciclo Sustainable”. In 2008 his project “Sustainable unit” was a finalist at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.
While at Curious Pictures João worked on many Kids shows such as: Kids Next Door, Litle Einsteins, Barbie Diaries among many others. He also worked as an animation supervisor on the original Guitar Hero Video Game as well as on Beatles Rock band.
João Currently works for the Botanical Garden of Brasilia, focusing on Permaculture, Agroforestry and Environmental Education. For them he has created a sereies of videos focusing on ecological design, and environmental education. He has two films in Pre production, the documentary Ponto Zero with Alice Braga, and the animated feature, Gaia and the Last Forest. He also runs the Non profit Ciclo Brasil, implementing ecological solutions in the Brazilian Semi-Arid.
He is being repped by Cinevideo in Brasilia where he is currently directing a series on Culture and Industry. Read Less