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Birth NameGuilherme Francisco Pereira

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Gui Pereira was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At a very young age, he developed a passion for cinema. Gui's mother frequently described how at only six months old, he watched an entire movie without crying, yelling or blinking. That movie was Rocky 4, and from then Gui grew up to be a great Sylvester Stallone admirer. When he was only four, Gui got his own camera and began making films. He started by teaching himself the "stop-motion" technique, then used that technique to make his first short films, turning his action figures into the first "actors" he directed. During his teen years, Gui improved his techniques, as well as his knowledge of film history. At fourteen, he directed music videos for his friends, and short films about the history of his neighborhood. At sixteen, Gui enrolled in a summer camp at the New York Film Academy, where he made two short films. At seventeen, Gui moved to the US permanently, to study film seriously. At only seventeen, Gui impressed his teachers with his advanced knowledge of cinema. In 2009, he was a finalist in a contest of film school students, created by the Jay Leno Show. When he was 18, Gui was the only student in his class to have short films screening in film festivals all over the world. While in college, Gui managed to get a job as a writer for the TV show Take Unico for the Brazilian "All-TV" network. Gui graduated from the Los Angeles Film School in April 2010 and from the Art Institute of California in December 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: William Watermelon

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