Vinícius de Oliveira
His life radically changed when, while shining shoes as a young boy, he was discovered by director Walter Salles and cast to play the role of Josué in the acclaimed film “Central Station.” In addition to his groundbreaking role, he was also featured in several other projects such as the novella “Suave Veneno” and the films “Assalto ao Banco Central” and “Linha de Passe,” a 2008 Cannes Film Festival award winner.
Letícia appeared in the acclaimed Brazilian novella miniseries “Capitu” in 2008, based on the book “Dom Casmurro,” by one of Brazil’s best-known writers Machado de Assis. Letícia played the lead role in the 2012 novella “Amor Eterno Amor” as the journalist Miriam Allende, the main romantic interest. This actress is also an accomplished musician and singer. She fronts the musical group “Manacá” (EMI Brazil).
This talented actor started performing in the theater at the age of sixteen. By twenty-three he made his film debut in the Walter Salles’s 2008 Cannes Film Festival award winner “Linha de Passe”. Since then he has worked in theater, commercials, short films, and Brazilian TV series.
Gustavo Machado began his career in 1990, appearing in the theater in Rio de Janeiro. His recent film credits include: “Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos seus Lindos Lábios” (2011), “Bruna Surfistinha” (2011), “Disparos” (2011), and “The Best Things in the World” (2010).
Luca Bianchi studied acting at Rio’s famed Casa De Cultura Laura Alvim. Luca also lived in New York City for three years, studying acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Italian, and holds a Black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His credits include “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within” and the lead role in “Paraísos Artificiais”.
Kaíque de Jesus Santos
Kaíque was discovered by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas through a non-government organization called “Casa do Zezinho.” He was featured in Walter Salles’s 2008 Cannes Film Festival award winner “Linha de Passe.” His most recent film is “Acorda Brasil” directed by Sérgio Machado.
Daniela has appeared on TV (both Brazilian and the BBC), and in the films Emotional Backgammon (where she was awarded “Best Actress” at the Denver Film Festival), “The Scientist,” “The Birder’s Guide to Everything,” and “Learning to Drive” (now in post production). She has also toured with the British Shakespeare Company. Her latest film, “Taj,” is currently in development with her husband Sir Ben Kingsley.
Silvia Suzy Pereira