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matheus parizi

Matheus Parizi is a Brazilian scriptwriter and director, with films screened and awarded at festivals and institutions that include the Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam IFFR, London BFI, IndieLisboa, Tiradentes, Havana, Aspen, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Yale, Instituto Moreira Salles and the Cinemateca Uruguaia.

He created and was one of the writer/directors of three three-season comedy series No Divã do Dr. Kurtzman (2013-2015 Canal Brasil) and has worked as a writer and diretor in different streaming series.

His short films include Instruções para chorar (2023), Primeiro Ato (2019), Bruma (2017) and O Afinador (2012). In 2019, at the invitation of the Mostra Internacional de Teatro de São Paulo for a commissioned work, Matheus directed the film-essay Enquanto falávamos sobre performatividades políticas eu ocasionalmente roubava vozes e rostos.

Matheus is an alumni of Torino Film Lab’s advanced script development program Script & Pitch. He is a recipient of the Núcleos Criativos Feature Film Script Development Fund (2016), the Prêmio Estímulo Short Film Production Fund Award (2015), the Brazilian Ministry of Culture’s Exchange Fund (2013), was awarded with the RPT2 Channel Acquisition Award (2012) and received honourable mentions from the SIGNIS Award (2012), the Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival (2013) and the Cine Tamoio (2019). His works also have been nominated for the Youtube Award (2012) and the Golden Firebird Award (2013).

Currently, he post-produces his latest short-film, as he develops a new series and finances his first feature-length.

commissioned work



No Divã do Dr. Kurtzman. Creator, writer and director. Hybrid. TV series. Canal Brasil. Seasons 1, 2 and 3.


Observatório | Instituto Itaú Cultural for the contemporary arts.

Websérie Observatório. Director. Documentary. Web-series in 6 episodes.


Contemporânea. Director. Documentary. TV pilot. Financing stage.





MITsp - São Paulo International Theatre Festival.

Inclusiveness in the Corporate Sector. Writer. Documentary. Feature-length. Financing stage.

While we talked about political performativities I occasionally stole voices and faces. Writer and director. Video-essay. 120 min.

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