A hero´s journey, from Brazil to the US...

Victor Diniz

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Hey guys!

My name is Victor, I'm a 30 year-old from Brazil. I have an undergraduate degree in Film Studies at the Catholic University Of Rio.

I love my country but things here in the movie business are veeeery slow. I don't have 300 hundred years. The plan is move to the USA, make a MFA in Film Directing (the easieast way to enter in the US) build a solid network and make my contribution to the industry, shoot my films there. Also, my girlfriend, and soon to-be-wife, Helena, 27 year-old, is a motion designer and a costume maker, super Jim Henson fan... so it's a double move for the best of us both!

As I'll not be interest in parties and all that stuff, I will be 100% focused on making films, make my MFA, learn, and make connections and friends with people who wants the same things, which is producing, hard working, love for cinema. Also, I'm giving shit to politics, my focus is in films, and I love all kinds of films, from werewolves to saints biographies, from Fast and Furious to Bela Tarr movies, from shorts to feature films and TV series, everything has it's value. My focus is not primarly festivals. I want to make good popular movies for people. Adventures, action, horror, thrillers...

Based on that I have a few questions, if you guys can help me I'll be very grateful:

1- Which MFA's, Universities, and cities you think are better for my profile and goals? LA, NY, Atlanta? I'm interest in Loyola Marymount, Columbia in NY, but I heard there are interest options like the Florida State University...
2- Which ones should I avoid? I know LA can be very dispersing! I'm interested in working, make lots of movies, get paid, not get famous.
3- Which advices would you give to us, beginning a life from zero in the US, and in the american movie business?

I think that's a start! Hope you guys can help us out, and I wish to work with you in the near future!
 
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