Mario Peixoto

Director, Screenwriter
Enigmatic, reclusive filmmaker whose one feature, "Limite/The Limit" (1929), is regarded as a classic of Brazilian cinema. Made when the director was 19, "Limite" is a visually beautiful display of surrealistic cinema ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1908 in Brussels, BE

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (19)

Green Lantern 2011 (Movie)

CG Lighting and Compositing Artist(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.) (Compositor)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

CG Lighting and Compositing Artist(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.) (CGI Artist)

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

3D Digital Artist(Imageworks) (3-D Artist)

Nim's Island 2008 (Movie)

Compositor(CafeFX) (Digital Effects Artist)

Twilight 2008 (Movie)

Compositor(CIS Vancouver) (Digital Effects Artist)

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

Compositor(CafeFX) (Compositing Supervisor)

Dark Water 2005 (Movie)

Digital Compositor(Digital Domain) (Digital Effects Artist)

Envy 2004 (Movie)

Digital Compositor(Cinesite) (Digital Effects Artist)

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Digital Compositor(Rhythm & Hues Studio) (Digital Effects Artist)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

CG Artist(Rhythm & Hues Studios) (CGI Artist)

Rollerball 2002 (Movie)

compositor(digital.art.media/visual effects) (Visual Effects)

Stuart Little 2 2002 (Movie)

Lighting/Compositing Artist (Compositing Supervisor)

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

compositor(Vision Art Design & Animation/visual effects) (Visual Effects)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

compositor(Pixel Magic/additional visual effects) (Visual Effects)

Anna and the King 1999 (Movie)

compositor(Vision Art Design & Animation) (Visual Effects)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

compositor(Centropolis Effects/additional visual effects/computer generated imagery) (Visual Effects)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

compositor(Centropolis Effects) (Visual Effects)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

compositor(Centropolis Effects/computer graphics & digital compositin) (Visual Effects)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

digital compositor(Cinesite) (Visual Effects)
Editor (1)

Limite 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)
Writer (1)

Limite 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Limite 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Limite 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Limite 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Enigmatic, reclusive filmmaker whose one feature, "Limite/The Limit" (1929), is regarded as a classic of Brazilian cinema. Made when the director was 19, "Limite" is a visually beautiful display of surrealistic cinema techniques depicting the visions of two men and a woman lost at sea in a lifeboat. The great Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein reportedly described it as "an extremely beautiful film" and an example of the "pure language of cinema". The film was virtually lost for 20 years. Restored in 1979 and relaunched on the art-house circuit, it was triumphantly screened in 1984 at the opening of the Berlin Film Festival and at the 1991 London Film Festival.

Peixoto also wrote several screenplays, including "Onde a Terra Acaba/Where the Land Ends" and "A Alma Segundo Salustre/The Soul According to Salustre". He began shooting the first screenplay but the film was never finished.

EDUCATION

educated in London

Milestones

1929

Directed his first and only film, "Limite" at age 19

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