Hi, I’m André Matos. I was born in the hot September of 1990 in Beja. Grew up by the sea, in the Algarve. My greater love for the images, sounds and words of the films I used to watch as a kid, made me land in Lisbon.
Finished my bachelor’s degree at Universidade Lusófona in Film, video multimedia communication in 2012 and worked initially with two of the most emblematic film festivals in the city, Monstra and IndieLisboa. I really learned what a movie really is about at Rosa Filmes. There, I finished and released two feature films – “What’s New about Love?” and “This Side of the Resurrection“. Wrote and assembled others to come.
This affection for the essence of the narrative made me dive two years into illustration at the National Society of Fine Arts of Lisbon. By the end of 2018, finished Lixboa, an exhibition with ten images inspired by my everyday walking through Lisbon, the limestone jungle. Simultaneously, in partnership with Sardinha in Lata and Easylab, I wrote, produced and directed “Desempregato” – a cross-media animated series tinted with real image – that I’ve been preparing since 2012.
Storytelling, production, film-making, audio and video capturing, photography, post-production, scriptwriting, illustration and design are my thing.