Discipline: Film/Video – feature

Gustavo Vinagre

Discipline: Film/Video – feature
Region: São Paulo, BRAZIL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Documentarian Gustavo Vinagre has written and directed 14 short films and six features, including I Remember the Crows, The Blue Flower of Novalis, Divinely Evil, and Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter.

He studied literature at the University of São Paulo and screenwriting at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. His films have won more than 100 awards and have been featured twice at French magazine’s Cahiers du Cinéma.

While at MacDowell, Vinagre wrote the first treatment of the first season of a 10-episode series provisionally titled Backstage of Lust, which will star Brazilian actor Cauã Reymond. He also wrote a treatment of his new hybrid feature film provisionally titled Sometimes You Gotta Be a Little Violent.

Portrait by Dario Lehner



Gustavo Vinagre worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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