Matheus Parizi is a Brazilian scriptwriter and director with films screened and awarded at festivals and institutions that include the Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam IFFR, London BFI, IndieLisboa, Tiradentes, Havana, Aspen, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale, Instituto Moreira Salles, and the Cinemateca Uruguaia.
He created and was one of the writers/directors of three three-season comedy series No Divã do Dr. Kurtzman (2013-2015 Canal Brasil) and has worked as a writer and director in different streaming series.
Matheus also works as a teacher of directing for film, acting for film, scriptwriting (Instituto de Cinema, Centro Cultural da Juventude), and as an acting coach.
His short films include Instruções para chorar (2023), Primeiro Ato (2019), Bruma (2017) and O Afinador (2012). In 2019, at the invitation of the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo for a commissioned work, Matheus directed the film-essay Enquanto falávamos sobre performatividades políticas eu ocasionalmente roubava vozes e rostos.
Matheus is an alumnus of Torino Film Lab’s advanced script development program, Script & Pitch. He is a recipient of the Núcleos Criativos Feature Film Script Development Fund (2016), the Prêmio Estímulo Short Film Production Fund Award (2015), the Brazilian Ministry of Culture’s Exchange Fund (2013), was awarded the RPT2 Channel Acquisition Award (2012) and received honorable mentions from the SIGNIS Award (2012), the Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival (2013) and the Cine Tamoio (2019). His works also have been nominated for the Youtube Award (2012) and the Golden Firebird Award (2013).
Currently, he post-produces his latest short film as he develops a new series and finances his first feature-length.