Self-taught filmmaker and visual artist.
Early on, he regularly visited the Kyoto Museum and attended the local film club, where he saw many classic Japanese and international films. After a few experiences on independent film productions, he moved to Okinawa, where he became interested in photography of rural landscapes.
He travelled to Europe to develop his visual and artistic practice through photography and film viewing. Having seen some Portuguese films, he decided to come to Portugal and find out more on Portuguese cinema. He met Rossana Torres and began filming in the Mértola region, then co-directed their first film, Cordão Verde, which was screened in Locarno, Toronto, and the Viennale, amongst other festivals. Later, their film Terra won the Best Portuguese Competition Award at Doclisboa’18.
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