Leo Clark Ribeiro

I got into editing because of my passion for Snowboarding.
And as the years went on, I started directing more and focusing on other inspiring stories mostly related to arts and technology.

Nominated for Best Editing NZ at DOC EDGE 2021 for "The Garden of Evil" documentary.
Filmmaker at @nounsdao. Plus drums, snowboarding, technology and a world with less suffering.

Drummer on rock bands "Cogumelo Plutão" and "Crase".
Member of the 1st Brazilian snowboard team.
Director of Brazilian TV's first snowboarding show "Snowcamp" (now "Melhores Resorts de Inverno").
Database programming, and e-commerce management.

Your project takes a part in our festival. What is your project about?
Non-Fungible Aotearoa
Documentary about Dean Harvey, Noun Cats artist.
The focus of the film is to show how NFTs and Nouns DAO are transforming people's lives.

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How did you communicate with the cameraman?
We were a small documentary crew.
We got along very well, communicating all the time, and making decisions together.
But at the same time, I believe in letting the director of photography do his work.
So, I was more of a cheerleader, praising his ideas and keeping him excited to do his best.


What locations did you choose for your project? And why?
Nelson, New Zealand.
The artist's home town.

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Why should distributors buy your film?
To inspire people to try new things, especially if they are artists.

What expression elements did you use in your project? How would you characterize your work?
I guess I would say that I am interested in telling stories about people's lives in the most inspiring way. In a way, my job is to make them look their best.

What motivated you to become a filmmaker?
I am passionate about telling inspiring stories about art, technology, sports and a better future.
I am drawn to people's unique journeys towards these goals.

Which movies are your favorites? And why?
2001, Terminator and Matrix.
I am obsessed with the theme of AI taking over humanity even though I am a techno-optimist.

And "Dogtown and Z-boys"
Best documentary ever.

What topics do you like to deal with in your work?
I am passionate about telling inspiring stories about art, technology, sports and a better future.

What genre do you like to shoot and why?
I like to dive deep into the subjects that I am interested in.

What project would you like to shoot one day, what would it be about?
My bigger project is a documentary about the Story of Snowboarding in Brazil.
A country with no snow that has been doing great at the sport for over 25 years.

How has COVID affected your film life?
It was bad. Productions here in New Zealand stopped for a long time and we are still trying to recover.

What do you do if you're not thinking about a movie? What are your hobbies?
Going to the beach and spending time with my wife and 9-year-old son.
I am also very interested in crypto and NFTs, obviously.

What projects do you plan to shoot in the future?
- The Story of Snowboarding in Brazil
- A series about New Zealand NFT artists
- And more stories about people building Nouns DAO

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