TIAGO MESQUITA BIO
Director . Cinematographer . Producer . Co-founder of Crafted Films
Tiago Mesquita is an award winning Director, Cinematographer and Producer with nearly twenty years of experience in Europe and the USA, having filmed in countries across the globe. Currently managing the production company Crafted Films, which mostly produces feature films and commercials, taking advantage of its own full production and postproduction facilities. Tiago worked with numerous Oscar winning actors or nominees such as John Malkovich, Ryan Gosling , Javier Barden (“No country for old man”), Alan Arkin, Bruce Dern, James Earl Jones, among many others. He is the winning Director of “Cinequest”, the feature film directing competition. Graduating with honors from the Los Angeles Film School on a scholarship from the his national Ministry of Culture, he later taught film directing and cinematography. Apart from his film training, he also has a Law degree, the music conservatory (piano and guitar) and 20 years of regular martial arts training, on a variety of fighting styles and combat systems.
Known for bringing the very best in people, actors and crew alike, Tiago promotes a film set where a great sense of humor, inspiration and efficiency reigns, and where the team can thrive.
Tiago believes in inspiring people through the magic of filmmaking, passionately sharing with the cast, the team and the audience, what he considers to be the precious gift of cinema.
Perfectly aware of his flaws, he is a great believer in humanity, in humor, in gratitude, in daily reading, in growth and daily progress, through philosophy, spirituality and meditation; in intense physical and mental training, in adding value and doing the most we can to improve lives.
And finally, living life as if everything is rigged in our favor!
Tiago is a firm opponent of negativity in general, and gossiping in particular (in all its shapes and forms, aware of its destructive power during the making of a film, as well as destructive in all other aspects of life). Instead, he prefers to focus on the brightest side, and to “think like a proton and stay positive!”.
He believes that filmmakers and artists can really make a difference! That’s what he strives to do on a daily basis, contributing to that goal.