He was born in Lisbon in 1979.
Lived between the suburb of Sacavém and the sea of the Coast of Caparica and the Azores
It begins in the music with 14 years still in Sacavém, in the scene Punk of 90 years.
Graduate and postgraduate degree in Portuguese Language and Culture at Faculdade Letras Lisboa. In the same School founded the Nucleus of Cinema Video, in which it begins in the cinema and forms the band Lupanar in 2001 with Ana Bacalhau and Dídio Pestana.
A traveler and producer / producer of self-biographical documentaries, his films, extremely personal, are the creative record of a drift around the world, having in the sea the central axis of his work.
His first feature film “Balaou” (2007), a tribute film to his mother shot in São Miguel, won the Best Portuguese Film and Best Picture at Indielisboa 2007, went through more than 20 international festivals and was shown on RTP2 and In the French-German channel ARTE.
His second feature film “É Na No Terra É É na Lua” (2011), which was filmed in the island of Corvo, had a world premiere at the 2011 Locarno Festival, where he obtained a special mention of the jury. At Doclisboa, BAFICI, San Francisco Int. Film Festival and DocumentaMadrid 2012. He made his commercial debut in Portugal (Porto and Lisbon) and in New York at the Anthology Film Archives.
In 2012 he was invited to make two more films, one for the European Capital of Culture – Guimarães 2012, “Torres & Cometas” and another for the program “Estaleiro do Vila do Conde Festival”, “Mother and the Sea” Of Vila Chã, to debut in July 2013. He worked as a theater videographer (Trout, Grupo Teatro de Letras) and music (Deolinda, Bandarra and MEDEIROS / LUCAS).
In 2013 he made the short film “The Trail of a Tale”, in partnership with Miguel Januário (More), at the invitation of the Imagine 2020 program, receiving the first prize of the Action4Climate contest of the World Bank.
In music he is a composer (lyric and music) singer, guitarist.
Founder and composer of the Lupanar (2001-2006) and the musical duo TOCHAPESTANA, with Dídio Pestana.
He is DJ / entertainer with his collection of discs, using the name Rubi Tocha Dábaile
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