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Overview (2)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth NameAndrew Waddington

Mini Bio (1)

Andrucha Waddington is one of the most important directors of Brazilian contemporary cinema and television. He was also one of the creative directors of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony along with Fernando Meirelles e Daniela Thomas.

His several film credits include the Berlin, Toronto and Sundance festivals official selection "Casa De Areia" ("The House of Sand"/ 2005, winner of the Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Script Award) ; "Eu Tu Eles" ("Me You Them"/ 2000; an Official Selection of the Cannes, Toronto and Sundance Film Festival s; Brazil's official entry to the Oscars - Best Foreign Language Film - and winner, Best Film, at Karlovy Vary Film festival); and the Brazil/Spain co-production "Lope" (2010), a Venice and Toronto official selection and winner of two Goya Awards. Moreover, he directed theatrical film documentaries and local Brazilian blockbusters such as the 2011 hit "Os Penetras" ("Party Crashers").

For TV, he directed and produced the highly successful TV Globo drama series "Sob Pressão" which got rave reviews and skyrocket ratings in 2017, the documentary series "André Midani - from vinyl to download" (GNT / 2015), and several music shows on great Brazilian artists such as Gilberto Gil, Paralamas and Arnaldo Antunes.

Andrucha Waddington is also an award-winning commercials and music video director. He has been a partner at Conspiração Filmes since 1995.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Leonardo M Barros

Spouse (2)

Fernanda Torres (1997 - present) (2 children)
Kiti Duarte (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Brother of director Ricardo Waddington.
Father of four sons: João(b.1992) and Pedro (b.1994) with Kiti Duarte; and Joaquim [b. 2000] and Antonio (b. 2008) with 'Fernanda Torres.
Before becoming a movie director, he directed more than 200 commercials for TV. He is also one of the most awarded directors of video clips in Brazil. He directed video clips for various artists like Caetano Veloso, Skank, Paralamas do Sucesso, Djavan and Marina Lima.
Born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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