Eduardo Ayres Soares | eayresfilm@gmail.com | (801) 462-3367 | Los Angeles, CA​

Biografia

BIOGRAPHY

Eduardo Ayres Soares, filmmaker, editor, and teacher, was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1989. He has an MFA in Film Production at the University of Utah. He studied film abroad at the Allegheny College and NYU Tisch and has a Bachelors's in Visual Arts in Brazil. While working at Querosene Pictures, he edited several documentaries, commercials and was the senior editor of the weekly TV series "Banquete Experiências Gastronômicas," which he directed the last two episodes. Also, Eduardo taught commercial filmmaking and film production at the University of Utah to undergrads. Nowadays, he works as an editor and director in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION

The University of Utah, College of Fine Arts (2016-2019) M.F.A. Film and Media Arts

 

New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (2013)

Film and Television - GPA: 4.0 / 4.0

 

Allegheny College (2012-2013)

Communication Arts - GPA: 3.84 / 4.0

 

Lutheran University of Brazil (2008-2013)

Visual Arts

AWARDS

Winner "Best University Filmmaker"

At Louisiana LGBT Film Festival.

For Chasing the Dragon


Winner "First Prize" James Seavor LGBTQ Screenplay

At Rhode Island International Film Festival.

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Winner "Best of the Best"Audience Award

At F&MAD Film Festival

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Winner of Best Cinematography

At Utah Film Awards 2019

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Winner of Best Leading Actress

At Utah Film Awards 2019

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Nominated for Best Music Score

At Utah Film Awards 2019

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast

At Utah Film Awards 2019

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Finalist at San Bernardino Student Film Festival

For Chasing the Dragon

 

Quarterfinalist

At Davey Foundation Short Film Grants

For Chasing the Dragon

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

UTA at The University of Utah

A teaching assistantship granted by the Graduate Department at the University of Utah to develop a class with the theme in Film and Media. It was created the "Producing Commercials" class.

UofU Teaching Assistantship

A teaching assistantship granted by the University of Utah followed by a full tuition waiver to study at the University of Utah in Film & Media Arts MFA.​

 

Science without Borders Scholarship

A merit and need-based national scholarship issued by the Brazilian Government in partnership with the Institute of International Education allowing Brazilian students to study abroad as exchange students.

ProUni

A merit-based national scholarship issued by the Brazilian Government for Brazilian high school juniors and seniors pursuing a four-year degree. 

Graphic Design

Teaching

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Phone: +1 (801) 462-3367

eayresfilm@gmail.com

Biography

 FILMOGRAPHY 

Director Narrative Demo Reel  

Editing Demo Reel

Slamdance TV (USA, 2020). Director

Series of interviews with filmmakers.

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills (USA 2019) Freelancer Editor

Series of videos and animations for their social media platforms.

I Wish I Could (USA 2019). Teaser Editor.

Directed by Amanda Stoddard.

Snowflakes (USA 2019). Behind the Scenes.

A short film directed by Meghan Klien West.

AFI Fest (USA 2019) Equipment and Event Coordinator

Responsible for maintaining all technical aspects of Roosevelt events and presentations to ensure a quality viewing experience.

WGU (USA 2019-2020) Freelancer Editor

Series of short promotional videos for Western Governors University‎.

Dikshya: Inspired by the Women of Nepal (USA 2019) Director of Photography

A promo film directed by Brittney Thaxton.

Metamorphoses, Book One (USA 2019). Director.

A visual poem about consent, a reference to Ovid's poem about Pan and Syrinx and the myth of the panpipe.

Screened at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and Dance Films Association.

Manifest Ecstasy (USA 2019). Director of Photography

A feature film directed by Bethany Joy.

Bone Sticks (USA 2019). Director of Photography

A short film directed by José Remes.

Giving Day (USA, 2019). Director

A short film made for the University of Utah College of Fine Arts. Series of interviews with faculty and students.

Slamdance TV (USA, 2019). Video Producer. Series of interviews with filmmakers including director Steven Soderbergh and the Russo Brothers.

 

Fit2Fat2Fit with Drew Manning (USA, 2018). Editor

Series of 55 videos recipes about Keto Diet.

 

A Closer Look (USA, 2018). Director/Editor

A short film made for Art and Art History Department at the University of Utah.

 

Chasing the Dragon (USA, 2018). Director/Editor

Arriving at the scene of an overdose, a transgender detective gets stymied by local PD. Refusing to submit to pressure or prejudice, she digs into the investigation and does the victim justice by finding out the truth about her source, a connect too close to home.

www.chasingthedragonshort.com

Official Selection at Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival

Official Selection at Louisiana LGBT Film Festival

Official Selection at 24th North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Festival

Official Selection at Davey Fest - The Davey Foundation 2019

Official Selection at Utah Film Awards 2019

Official Selection at BoVI Film Festival

Official Selection at Reel Out Charlotte Film Festival

Official Selection at Reality Bites Film Independent Festival Official Selection at San Bernardino Student Film Festival

Official Selection at 35th Wicked Queer Film Festival

Official Selection at 13th Annual Park City Film Series

Official Selection at F&MAD Film Festival 2019

Official Selection at Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2018.

 

Schiff MegaRed Commercial (USA, 2018). Gaffer

Commercial by EnMaze Pictures starring Wu Xiubo

https://www.xinpianchang.com/a10305273

Love Spell (USA, 2018). Editor

A short film directed by Emily Clark.

 

Cabin (USA, 2018). Editor

A short film directed by Bethany Joy.

The Outsider (USA, 2018). Director of Photography

A short film directed by Shujing Zeng.

Award for Best Cinematography at F&MAD Showcase.

 

Bad Interview (USA, 2018). Camera and Ronin Operator

A short film directed by Ken Sheldon.

 

Slamdance TV (USA, 2018). Video editor

Editing several videos, Facebook and Instagram videos, Live sessions, lectures, interviews, and blitz.

 

Fall City (USA, 2017). Second Unit Gaffer

A feature film directed by Nathan D. Lee.

 

Darla (Denmark, 2017). Title Designer

A short film directed by Hilary Packham.

 

Chapter Three (USA, 2017). Camera Operator and KeyGrip

A short film directed by Shujing Zeng.

 

Living the Map  (USA, 2017). Camera Operator

American Bucket List with Daniel Seddiqui.

https://www.livingthemap.com/

Solitude (USA, 2017). Director

A short experimental video shot in a travel video style with the content of drama and solitude.

Official Selection at F&MAd Film Festival.

 

Seed (USA, 2017). Director of Photography

A short experimental film directed by Britni Lowe.

Mortal Coil (USA, 2017). Gaffer

The University of Utah Thesis film directed by Conor Long.

Antelope (USA, 2017). Director of Photography

Travel video.

 

Delusion (USA, 2017). Director

4K thriller short Film.

Official Selection at Upstate New York Horror Film Festival

Official Selection at Good Things Small Packages

Official Selection at Indie Pasion Film Festival

Official Selection at Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival

 

The Noble Eightfold Path (USA, 2017). Title Designer

NYU Tisch Thesis film directed by Joshua Toliver.

 

Suburban Bliss (USA, 2017). Editor / Title Designer

The University of Utah Thesis film directed by Bradly Davis.

 

Hindrance (USA, 2017). Gaffer

The University of Utah Thesis film directed by Hannah Weber.

 

Weekend (USA, 2017). Director

Experimental short film shot on an iPhone SE 4K with Olloclip lenses.

 

Nothingness (China, 2016). Title Designer

The University of Utah Thesis film directed by Ruoyu Li.

 

Vivid (USA, 2016). Credits Artist

NYU Tisch Thesis film directed by Paul Chung.

 

Camminatore (Italy, 2016). Colorist and Title Designer

A short film directed by Angela Challis.

 

Noir (USA, 2016). Director of Photography

A short film directed by José Remes.

 

If You Could See What I See (USA, 2016)

Position: Assistant Director

Screendance film by Angela Challis.

 

Ninguém Vence o Câncer Sozinho (Brazil, 2016). Editor

TV Commercial. Client: Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Agency: Escala. Production: Querosene Filmes. https://vimeo.com/178326371

 

Planeta Atlântida 2016 (Brazil, 2016). Editor

Promocional video to a Music Festival. Client: Grupo RBS Production: Querosene Filmes

https://vimeo.com/167952569

 

Pax Arte (Brazil, 2016). Editor

Mini-doc about graffiti artists.

 

Homenagem ao Dia das Mães (Brazil, 2016). Camera

Corporate vídeo. Client: Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Production Company: Querosene Filmes.

https://vimeo.com/165950537

 

Onde Esta a Graça? (Brazil, 2016, 40 videos). Editor

E-learning course. Client: Perestroika

Production Company: Querosene Filmes.

 

Banquete Experiências Gastronômicas (Brazil 2015-2016)

Director: 2 episodes (12 to 13)

Editor: 7 episodes (5 to 13)

Camera Op: 4 episodes (1 to 4)

Weekly TV series, 27 minutes, 13 episodes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm59gIEZCT8

 

Sicredi Caçadores (Brazil, 2015, 20 videos). Editor

Twenty short films in partnership with Sicredi Bank.

 

Marprom (Brazil, 2015). Editor.

Promotional video for inner communication

https://vimeo.com/144001210

Password: querosene

 

Ecofrotas (Brazil, 2015). Editor.

promotional video for inner communication.

 

Sicredi (Brazil, 2015). Editor.

promotional video for inner communication.

 

Jogos Farroupilha (Brazil, 2015). Cameraman.

Promotional video, 3 minutes.

https://vimeo.com/142410451

Password: querosene

 

Roche Avastin (Brazil, 2015). Cameraman.

Corporate video, 7 minutes.

https://vimeo.com/139212417

Password: querosene

 

Atrás das Nuvens (Brazil, 2015). Camera operator

A music video for the rock band El Negro and its new song “Atrás das Nuvens”. Created for “Gravando Bandas com DSLR”.

 

Circo da Cultura (Brazil, 2015). Director/Editor

A documentary about the Circo da Cultura project that aims to insert culture on poor communities to children victims of abuse.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/135628339

 

Coletânea Curtas e Animações (Brazil, 2015) Editor

A collection of fiction and stop-motion animations directed by my students (from 6 to 14 years old) on a variety of subjects.

 

Porto Alegre Street Performing Arts Festival (Brazil, 2015). Position: Cameraman. Video recording coverage of the National Street Theater Festival of Porto Alegre City.

 

História do Design (Brazil, 2015, 9 videos).Editor

A series of short videos ordered by Alfamidia Technical Teaching Center.

 

Tipografia (Brazil, 2015, 7 videos). Editor

A series of short videos ordered by Alfamidia Technical Teaching Center.

 

O que são cores? (Brazil, 2014, 4 min.). Editor

A short introduction video about color and light for Graphic and Web Designers. Ordered by Alfamidia Technical Teaching Center.

 

Christmas at Morya House (USA, 2014,12 min.) Editor

A short video montage of a spiritual community held in Arizona during Christmas season.

 

The Date (USA, 2014, 2 min.) Director/Editor

A young man prepares a dinner for his guest. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

- Bangalore International Short Film Festival 2014.

- Mica Film Festival 2014 (Amazon International Film Exhibition).

- NOFI.

- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.

 

Reminiscence (USA, 2013) Director/Editor

Patricia receives a call. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Blackout (USA, 2013) Director/Editor

A girl accidentally leaves her smartphone in the lobby where a stranger is surreptitiously waiting. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Running (USA, 2013) Director/Editor

A woman disillusioned with life attempts to commit suicide and her boyfriend tries to stop her. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Saudade (USA, 2013) Director of Photography

Being away from people we love, makes us realize how important they are. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Bachianas No.5 (USA, 2013). Camera operator

An experimental poetic piece about love and reunion. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Wondering & Wishes (USA, 2013). Camera operator

A short story about love at first sight. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Wet Suit (USA, 2013). Cameraman

A security guard’s routine day. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Report 01 (USA, 2013). Assistant Director

A documentary made from the viewpoint of cars as extraterrestrial beings, also commentary about mankind. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Thirst (USA, 2013)(USA, 2013). Assistant Director

A short story about nightmares. Created for “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” class, New York University - Tisch, NY.

 

Tamarack (USA, 2013, 9 min). Director/Editor

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center specializing in the rescue, treatment, and release of injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife. Additionally, Tamarack provides public education programs and materials on the behavior, feeding habits, and natural habitats of many of Pennsylvania's species of wildlife. Created for “Documentary Tradition” class, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

 

The Darkest Night (USA, 2012). Writer/Director/Editor

When a drug-addicted girl, tired of her life, tries to commit suicide, she has a spiritual experience. Created for “Visual Production I” class, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

 

Have Your Cake and Alex Too (USA, 2012). Director

A short journalistic report about cupcakes in Meadville. Created for “Visual Production I” class, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.