Joao Manoel Machado
Filmmaker and environmental activist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1999, Graduated in film from Art Center College in Pasadena, California. Since 2003, Joao has been making award winning short and feature length films. His feature "The Champagne Club" won best feature at the Seattle underground film festival. Since 2016, Joao has been active in environmental causes, working in reforestation of degraded areas around Brazil.