Bruno Murtinho is part of a dynamic new generation of Brazilian filmmakers whose works are revitalizing and making the Brazilian cinema a locus of innovation, excitement and daring.
After studied Film & TV -- directing and screenwriting -- at UCLA and worked along with Fernando Meirelles (director of "City of God"), Murtinho leapt to prominence as one of the most inventive writers/ directors in the Brazilian music video market. His scripts, along with his own distinctive vision, made him won the prestigious VMA MTV Brazil for "Best Director" and "Best Music Video of the Year - Pop Music".
In the last 8 years he has received more than 11 nominees for the VMA Brazil, worked for the main record companies in Brazil (Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal Music) and for some of the best Brazilian artists such as Seu Jorge, O Rappa, Lulu Santos, Skank, Nego do Borel, Paralamas do Sucesso, Chico Buarque, Lenine, Diogo Nogueira, Nando Reis, Legião Urbana, Ivan Lins, Dinho Ouro Preto, Marcelo D2, Caetano Veloso, MV Bill, Djavan and Vanessa da Mata, among others.
Awarded with the gold medal at the "Colunistas Rio de Janeiro Advertisement Prize", with the film "Copy", to Volkswagen, Murtinho also directs commercials, for both the Brazilian and the International market, for brands such as Action Aid, Santander Bank, Bank of Brasil, Casio, Coca-Cola, Oi, TAM and Ford, among others.
Murtinho's first feature screenplay for kids audience "Tom, Nina and the Lost Page" was selected for the "Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2011 - Original Screenplay" and for the "Director's Pitch" at the TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival 2011.
His feature directorial debut “Amazonia Groove”, acclaimed by the Brazilian critics, won the prestigious award for Best Cinematography at the SXSWest Film Festival 2019. The movie, a musical/ fictional documentary, portraits the unique and exquisite life of some of the most talented musicians who live amidst the massive rivers and the trees of the world’s largest rain forest.
Like the filmmakers he cites as influences, including Alejandro Iñárritu, Tim Burton, Guillermo Del Toro and Wes Anderson, Murtinho has mined fantasy for entertainment and for insight into the human condition and our capacity to dream.