João Pedro Marnoto from Porto, Portugal, has developed along the years a work within the grounds of documentary while using it towards a means of personal exploration. With nearly twenty years of professional practice, his approach intents to be an intimate exercise of awareness and consciousness, with his projects reflecting on issues of identity and the human condition within an environmental and sociological perspective.
Extending his tools of trade from still into moving image, with the intent of developing projects on a wider scale and reach, regarding the creation of contents but also its diffusion in various outlets, from classic print to present digital platforms, he therefore has been collaborating alongside a group of trusty and capable professionals of different tools and fields of creativity, setting up a platform that goes by the name of MediaUtopia.
Alongside the development of self motivated projects, the focus lies on producing promotional, editorial and documentary features, working on all stages of photo and film production, from art direction and screenwriting to post-production in sound, image and graphics animation, for Institutional, Corporate and Media entities, such as SIC national broadcast TV channel (Portugal), New York Times (USA), Le Monde (France), Douro Museum (Portugal), Centre National du Cinéma et de L´Image Animée (France), Red Bull (Portugal), Graham´s Port (Portugal) and Doctors of the World (Portugal).
Having received awards such as Best Portuguese Documentary at 2012 Cine'Eco International Environmental Film Festival, or the Gold Award Video category from Graphis Advertising Annual 2016, it is always rewarding and a stimulus on moving forward. But ultimately and primarily, it is the belief, passion and commitment in the all process that make it all possible, to both overcame the challenges that are faced, and create the ideas that are desired, in an always ambitious and unique manner.