Green Festival Speakers

Joao Amorim



Joao Amorim is an EmmyNominated Brazilian director focusing on animation and documentaries, and more specifically the mix of both genres. Joao is one of the founding partners of Postmodern Times, a media company focused on social and environmental films. Joao has directed and produced the Web series postmoderntimes.com on the evolution of consciousness and ecology. He has worked worldwide as an industrial designer, animator, and animation supervisor for many years prior to directing. He was the Head of Animation, on Chicago 10, Brett Morgen's film that opened Sundance 2007, and for which Joao has been nominated for an Emmy in 2009. He has also directed commercials for BMW, Panasonic, Oceana, among others.

Joao directed many short films such as Ferrets for Freedom, a political short on Ferrets and Giuliani which became a YouTube hit. He also directed the award winning Don't get Charged up, on the recycling of batteries, among others. He has worked as an animation director on:Footsteps in Africa, For the next 7 Generations and the upcoming Ghetto Physics.

Joao recently finished his first animated feature documentary: 2012 Time for Change, featuring among others David Lynch, Sting, Ellen Page, Gilberto Gil, and Paul Stamets. Joao speaks 5 languages, meditates every day, paints, practices yoga and has a permaculture sustainability project in Brazil through the NGO Ciclo Sustainable. In 2008 his project Sustainable Unit was a finalist at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge.