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Overview (1)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mini Bio (1)

Flavio Alves is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science. After graduating, Alves worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and to then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D-NY).

In 2007, Flavio returned to school to study film production at New York University, where he received the Technisphere Award for Outstanding Achievement. Since then he has directed several films, including The Secret Friend (2010) and Tom in America (2014). His new upcoming feature film, The Garden Left Behind, was one of ten films selected as a 2017 IFP Narrative Lab project and has recently received the support of GLAAD. Flavio is the recipient of grants from numerous organizations, including the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and Jerome Foundation.

In 2016, Alves pioneered the use of eBay as a crowdfunding platform by selling thousands of donated items online to help to finance his film. In 2018, Flavio was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center to the Artist Academy fellowship, which is a program designed to support the next generation of filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds as they develop their careers. . Flavio Alves is the founder of Queens Pictures LLC, a New York-based film production company..

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lisa A. Smith

Spouse (1)

Randall Martusis (14 August 2008 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Features elderly actors as the main characters: Tom in America (2014), The Secret Friend (2010) and Even in My Dreams (2008).
His films often deal with a sense of loneliness depicted by the main character.

Trivia (7)

He was awarded the 2008 Techinisphere Award for best student film, Even in My Dreams, by NYU.
He worked as an assistant for then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
Attended Columbia University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science.
He was granted political asylum in the US in 1998.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2016, while in pre-production for his film, The Garden Left Behind, Alves and his team pioneered the use of eBay as a crowdfunding platform, where they raised more than $100,000 by selling donated items on online.
In 2018, Alves was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center to the Artist Academy fellowship.

Personal Quotes (3)

The Technisphere Award was the best thing to happen to me. Sometimes you need someone to tell you what you're doing is worth it.
The Secret Friend isn't just a short film, it's a statement of what elderly people deal with.
Aging issues are very important to me, and I don't mind to be seen as a director obsessed with elderly people's identity and sexuality.

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