Filipe Melo is a piano player, film director and comic book author. He studied at Portugal’s Hot Clube and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
He became a professor and orchestrator, having worked and played with musicians and groups like Benny Golson, Seamus Blake, John Ellis, Peter Bernstein, Omer Avital, Camané, Carlos do Carmo, Los Tomatos, GNR, Donald Harrison Jr., Jesse Davis, Sheila Jordan, Paulinho Braga, Swingle Singers, Martin Taylor, Perico Sambeat, Herb Geller, Orquestra de Jazz do Hotclube, Orquestra Metropolitana, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, and many others.
He was the creator of several cult projects: “I’ll See You in My Dreams”, which won at film festival Fantasporto and was distinguished with a Méliès d’Or, among 12 other international awards. “Um Mundo Catita”, also directed by him, was the first fiction series produced by RTP2.
Filipe Melo is the author of the trilogy “The Adventures of Dog Mendonça and Pizzaboy”. His comic books have forewords by legendary directors John Landis, George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper, and are published in several countries.
Watch the 180ID Filipe Melo, directed by Canal180.