Rafael Peixoto

Rafael Peixoto

Creative Executive, Director, Screenwriter, Assistant Director and Producer

Niterói, Brazil

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April 2018
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About Rafael

I came from the advertising industry, more than 20 years as Creative Director helping companies to sell. One day I grew tired of all that and decided to dedicate myself to a passion from youth: screenwriting.

When I decided to pivot my career, I plunged with all I got. I quit advertising, spent one year creating a solid and polished portfolio (features, series bibles, original pilots, and spec scripts) and went to the arena to sell them. Here in Brazil, I sold one original series, in development for a major network, and was commissioned to write two feature films in 2018. I also have another original series in advanced negotiations with a relevant international player. Meanwhile, I directed a short film, and I will produce and direct a low budget horror movie in 2018. But my main goal is to build a career in the most professional and competitive market in the world, so I'm preparing myself to move to LA with my wife and kids for a MFA.

In my spare time, I use to fall from the skies in my paraglider (I'm such a lousy pilot I can't figure how I'm still alive) or to sail around with my boat (and sailing is the one thing I suck at more than flying). But what I really love is to play guitar for my kids and tell them bedtime stories I create from the heart or adapt from movies I love.

Credits

  • Keep the Blood Away from the Cabin

    Keep the Blood Away from the Cabin (2019 - 2020)
    Film by Wikishows / Rafael Peixoto Producer and Director A retired MMA fighter protects his adoptive daughter from a cult that wants to capture her, in a road movie with a strong supernatural load. But when they reach the cabin where the kid was conceived, father and daughter will have to face an enemy that is much more intimate and cruel.

  • Two Boats

    Two Boats (2019)
    Film (short) by Wikishows / Rafael Peixoto Director and Screenwriter A man and his daughter have to learn how to stand by each other after his wife passes away. As the girl seems to overcome her loss, she has to support her dad when he falls in love with a guy and a girl at the same time.

Awards

  • Canada International Film Festival - 1st Place TV Pilot Script
    (2019)

  • Amsterdam Film Festival - 1st Place TV Pilot Script
    (2019)

  • HCF Pitchfest - Finalist
    (2019)

  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest - Finalist
    (2018)

  • Finish Line Script Competition - Semi-Finalist
    (2018)

Education

  • UnB - University Of Brasilia
    (2002-2006)

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