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Emilia M.

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

9 reviews

$500 - $1500 / Day

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About Emilia

EMILIA MELLO (director/producer/photographer) is a Brazilian-American filmmaker raised between West Virginia and São Paulo. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Biology and in Latin American Studies. Her first foray into film brought her to black tarp camps of the MST, a communist agrarian reform movement in Brazil. She has since produced for Norwegian reality TV, commercials, and short documentaries as well as for the Oscar nominated documentary film, Wasteland. She is working on her first feature documentary about a peninsula in southeastern Rio state.

Top Reviews

  • June 2017

    Emilia was very communicative throughout the project, pitched us a great story, and delivered a seamless live-stream from the jungles of Brazil. Would absolutely work with her again!

    - Stephanie from Storyhunter Studios

Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    3 reviews
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture

    3 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    3 reviews

Top Projects

  • Rock Surfers of the Jungles of Brazil

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Rock Surfing is a sport local to Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, where competitors flip, slide, and jump down water slicked rock formations. Official competitions that attracted hundreds of people. Point systems comparable to snowboarding and surf competitions are used. Rock Surfing is incredibly dangerous; a bad fall can mean instant death. Despite the dangers, people continue to practice the sport.

    Produced for Nameless Network Inc. on Storyhunter

    November 2018

  • 2/25 9am | 2 Camera Interview

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Story in the Bloomberg Gamechangers series. Nubank co-founder Cristina Junqueira is expanding access to financial services in Latin America for those long ignored—or overcharged—by traditional institutions.

    Produced for Bloomberg Digital on Storyhunter

    February 2021

  • Liberty Mutual Responsibility Project - Crooked Lines

    • Documentary DP

    Researcher and Producer on Liberty Mutual Responsibility Project series on the 2012 Olympics

  • No Kings - Feature documentary

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer

    Independent feature documentary about a Caiçara community in Southeastern Brazil.

  • ISO Production Team (Producer + DP + Sound) in Curitiba

    • Documentary DP
    • Sound Mixer
    • Field Producer

    Produced for Global Citizen on Storyhunter

    November 2019



  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Shoulder rig

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