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Thiago is the award-winning writer, producer, and director of the short film Chocolate. He started his film career producing and directing stage plays in his home country of Brazil before launching his first short film, The Postman, in 2007 at the age of 22.
 
The short film Chocolate has been nominated and officially selected to be screened at many film festivals throughout the 2017-2018 season, including the Napa Valley Film Festival, the Catalina Film Fest, Carmel, the SLO Film Fest, Holly Shorts, the Hollywood Film Festival, the Manhattan Film Festival, the London IFF 2017, and many others.

Thiago has won numerous awards including Best Director, Best Drama, Most impactful Narrative. Chocolate also qualified to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Film in 2018. He previously directed commercials for Unilever and Mercedes Benz. His other credits include Life on a Leash, 2nd Time Around (with David Faustino), and Duke, a short film about the stigma surrounding the spectrum of autism. Thiago resides in Los Angeles and currently working at  www.dellenmillerproductions.com


AWARDS

CHOCOLATE
UTAH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - BEST DIRECTOR 
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - BEST US SHORT FILM
HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - MOST IMPACTFUL NARRATIVE SHORT
FIRSTGLANCE PHILADELPHIA 2017- BEST DIRECTOR 
FIRSTGLANCE PHILADELPHIA 2017- BEST DRAMA 
United International Film Festival L.A 2017 - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Andre Cheisni)
LONDON IFF 2017 - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Amy Argyle) 
FIRSTGLANCE FILM FESTIVAL L.A 2017 -  BEST DRAMA 
FIRSTGLANCE FILM FESTIVAL L.A 2017 - BEST ACTRESS (Piercey Dalton) 
CINECIOK ITALY 2017 - BEST DRAMA
MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017- FILM HEALS AWARD 
"Is given to filmmakers that use the power of film
to promote peace, justice, equality, and humanity.
A Film that has the unique ability to raise awareness and bring change".

OFFICIAL SELECTION
HOLLY SHORTS FILM FEST 2017
NAPA VALLEY FILM FEST 2017
WOMEN'S FILM FEST 2017
CARMEL FILM FEST 2017
SLO FILM FEST 2018
PICTOCLICK SF FILM FEST 2017


LIFE ON A LEASH
NY NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – Best TV Pilot
IndieFEST Global Film Award – Best TV Pilot

NOMINATIONS
UTAH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - Best Director and Best Editor 
MADRID International film festival IFF 2016 - Best Director
LONDON IFF 2016 - 3 nominees
International IRVINE Film Festival 2016 - Best TV Pilot