Paula Ferro Neves began her career in her home country of Brazil where she majored in Social Communication and Audiovisuals at the University of Brasilia. There she immediately excelled and was accepted into the Empresa Junior Company Pupila Audiovisual as a screenwriter after just one year and was nominated to the position of CFO of the company shortly thereafter.
Paula worked at Pupila for more than two years managing projects, writing short films, and directing commercials and info-videos. After leaving Pupila she was then hired to work as an editor for the production company ZeroK Filmes, later known as Instituto de Cinema, for two years before deciding to move to Los Angeles to further pursue her passion in the United States.
In the US Paula attended and graduated from The New York Film Academy in 2015. Where her graduating thesis film, Pumpkin, which she wrote, directed and edited played at several festivals including the Cannes Short Film Corner, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Festival and Los Angeles Cinefest.
In just her short time working professionally as an editor in the United States, Paula has worked on dozens of short films, music videos, commercials, and a documentary for the City Metro. She has won two awards for best editor at the Woman’s Only Entertainment Film Festival with her film Quartet and her personal project Pumpkin. And she has had her work selected by other prominent film festivals including the New York Short Film Festival, Creation International Film Festival, Best Shorts Competition and the San Diego International Kids Film Festival.
Paula is currently working as an editor on two feature film projects. The fictional indie Dulcinea, directed by award winning filmmaker David Hebrero. And the feature documentary Scab Vendor, about the life of famous tattoo artist Jonathan Shawn, and featuring interviews with the likes of Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Robin Williams and Jim Jarmusch.
Recently hired by Now Productions and La Maraca, Paula looks forward to more success in the united States as an editor. A position she believes to be like solving a puzzle. And that only after all the pieces have been discovered and put together can the film’s story be told.