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Adriano Goldman

Director of Photography

Sao Paulo-born Adriano Goldman first collaborated with Jane Eyre director Cary Fukunaga as cinematographer on Sin Nombre, winning the Excellence in Cinematography award in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival; and earning a Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography.

Named as one of Variety’s “10 Cinematographers to Watch,” Mr. Goldman was recently the cinematographer on the Brazilian series Som e Fúria, an adaptation of the Canadian Shakespeare-themed series Slings & Arrows for producer Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes; and shot a second season of the series Sons of Carnival.

He got his start as a camera operator, and soon after directed and photographed his first short, Is Reinaldo Still Swimming? The film won the top prize at both the Sao Paolo Fotoptica Video Festival and the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba.

Over the next decade, Mr. Goldman worked in the commercials and music video world, forging a strong relationship with MTV Brazil, and directing the inaugural acoustic program Unplugged as well as Sepultura's rendition of "Orgasmatron," which won the International Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. He was cinematographer on the concert films Memories, Chronicles and Declarations of Love (for acclaimed female vocalist Marisa Monte) and Kaya N’Gan Daya (for Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil), directed by Lula Buarque.

In 2002, he shot the first season of the TV Globo/O2 Filmes hit series City of Men, and was honored with the ABC Trophy for Best Cinematography in a Television Series. Mr. Goldman also was cinematographer on the feature version directed by Paulo Morelli.

He next was director of photography on the series Alice and (the first season of) Sons of Carnival, directed by Cao Hamburger; the latter earned him his second ABC Trophy. He won a third Trophy, this time in the feature film category, for his cinematography of the same director’s The Year My Parents Went on Vacation.

Mr. Goldman’s other feature credits as cinematographer include Guel Arraes’ Romance; Lula Buarque’s Casseta & Planeta: The Cup Is Ours; Bruno Barreto’s Romeo and Juliet Get Married; and Tony Goldwyn’s Conviction, starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.

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