Elias Ribeiro is an Irish/ Brazilian filmmaker who has lived and worked in various countries. Prior to basing himself in Johannesburg in 2011 he spent 12 years between Spain, USA, Germany and mostly the UK. He learnt to speak fluently 4 languages along the way: English, Portuguese, Spanish and German; and worked in media in different capacities. He started from the floor running and production assisting, talent scout and casting, trained as an editor, worked as a cinematographer and moved into directing and producing over the years. His travelling gave him great understanding of universal themes. The opportunity to work in all departments within production afford him the ability to effectively communicate with his team. He has delivered content for broadcast, theatrical and VOD distribution, produced in over 10 countries.