Brazilian director Vellas likes to tell spectacular, powerful stories, steeped in emotion with a visceral, cinematographic edge. Starting his career as an Art Director at various creative agencies, Vellas soon moved into motion graphics where he developed a keen eye for visual effects and post production.

After directing a number of small market commercials, Vellas showcased his potential with a stunning black and white film ‘Soul’ for photography brand Leica, which gained international recognition taking home two D&AD awards as well as five Lions in Cannes in 2013.

That same year Vellas was part of the renowned Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase in Cannes.

Vellas’ work continues to entertain, inspire, stand out, make us think and feel and win awards. In 2018 his intense film for Médecins du Monde – “#shutupdeath” gained huge international success receiving a Bronze Lion in Cannes, as well as picking up 3 Ciclope awards including a silver in Direction and most recently his thought provoking film ‘Inertia City’ for Google won a Bronze Lion for Direction at the 2021 Cannes Lion International Festival.