Graduated as an architect, Fernando Meirelles directed independent TV shows in the 1980s, advertisements in the 1990s, and finally feature films in the 2000s. One of the founders of independent production company Olhar Eletrônico in the 1980s, he created and directed the children’s series Rá-Tim-Bum for TV Cultura, and shows for various channels, such as TVMix. A partner of O2 Filmes, he directed the feature films The Nutty Boy 2 (1998), Maids (2000), City of God (2002), - nominated for 4 Academy Awards including best director -, The Constant Gardener (2004), - which also received 4 nominations -, Blindness (2008), and 360 (2012). Lives and works in São Paulo.