Lavínia DeCastro Walsh - Director/Producer
Lavínia is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. She has worked as a production designer, art director, and co-producer on feature and short films, including Golden State, a selection at the Cannes Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase. Before moving into film, Lavínia worked as a television and newspaper reporter in the United States and Brazil, often shooting and editing mini-documentaries. Originally from Brazil, Lavínia has spent half her life in the U.S. and currently lives in Italy. Caipira is her directorial debut.
Dan Walsh - Producer
Dan is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years experience in newspapers, magazines, online media and radio. He has written about everything from politics and environmental issues to prisons and sports and been a member of several journalism organizations, including Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc., Society of Environmental Journalists and North American Soccer Reporters. He lives in Italy.
Bhushan Thakkar - Director of Photography
Bhushan is a cinematographer, photographer, producer and director who has shot films, commercials and native web content. He served as co-producer on the feature film When Harry Tries to Marry, appeared in the Mumbai, Gold Coast and Austin film festivals and was best named best film at the London Asian and Jersey Shore film festivals. He also shot and directed the short documentary, Glass. He lives in California.
Pedro Laborne - Sound Mixer/Boom Operator
Pedro is a sound designer, musician and graduate of Centro Universitário UNA in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He runs the production company, Suricata, where he works with cinematographic and musical productions. He edited the documentary, Mamulengo, which won the award for best foreign language documentary in the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. He lives in Brazil.
Sérgio Miguel Silva - Editor
Sergio is a documentary editor and director. He holds a master’s degree in photography and documentary cinema from Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo and has directed various short documentaries, including Iterance, which appeared in several film festivals and was named best documentary at Encontros de Cinema de Viana. He lives in Portugal.