Marco Carvalho is a comedy television, film, and commercial writer/director based in Los Angeles.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Marco was an Art Director in print advertising for over nine years, three of which he was the Creative Director, working for some of the most important communication groups in the world, such as McCann Erickson and Publicis Groupe. He has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from ESPM (Marketing School).
In 2007, Marco moved to Los Angeles to study film directing at UCLA, where he lived for four years, shooting several short films. After his graduation in 2010, Marco was invited to move back to his home country by Capsula Films, where he was Head of the Content Department, pitching and selling projects to television channels such Discovery Group, History Channel, and Bandeirantes.
In 2012 Marco opened his own production company, Hero, where he created and developed a Brazilian web series called Coisas que Porto Alegre Fala. The series was so popular that it was developed into a stage play, which promptly sold out all nine shows and was seen by a record 13,000 people. The final performance was recorded and is available on Netflix. It was subsequently picked up by RBS (Globo TV) to become a television series and aired in May 2014.
At Hero, Marco developed his work including content and commercials for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Head & Shoulders, TED, Netshoes, and West Coast Shoes. In addition, he was a film instructor at ESPM for the past four years, teaching a workshop created by him, resulting in 4 awarded short films 100% made by his students. In August 2014, Marco closed his production company to dedicate himself to political campaigning for the State Office; he was the Head Director of Ana Amélia’s campaign, where he produced, wrote, and directed more than forty full television episodes in only three months.
Marco moved back to Los Angeles in 2015, where he is developing projects for television and beginning the production of his new documentary, Bike to the Future, a cooperative study about transportation in big cities. The film will delve into bike advocacy and the struggles its supporters face.