My smile says it all!!! Thank you all so much for the amazing support and strength that allows me to keep filming “Stories worth telling”. At the 2018 edition of the ART&TUR International Film Festival, my “Want to discover my Alentejo” won the best film of the Alentejo award, my “A heartbreaking Douro Valley Story” won the best wine tourism film award and my “Centro Faz Bem” received the 2nd place in the Food Tourism award. A big thank you to José Borralho from APTECE, Marco and Ana from Douro Exclusive and to the Alentejo Tourism Board for believing in me and in my ideas.

I was also very happy to be reunited with fantastic friends and amazing people from all over the world. On the picture below (from left to right) is Mona and Ali Afshar, my favourite couple from Iran and trusted family loving partners.  Caroline Ungersbock, the most energetic and driven South African that I have ever know. Alejandra my partner from loving all thing related with food and wine from Chile. Santi Valdeperez, the Director of Terres Catalunya film festival. Missing from the photo is my journalist friend Juan Francisco, the famous videographer from Chile Alejandro  Novella, creator of Recomiendo Chile, Dulam, Swen, Bruno, Eunice, and many others.

“Want to Discover My Alentejo?” – Best Alentejo Film Award

Definitely my best works of 2017, “Want to Discover My Alentejo?” follows Maureen Ferguson, an American expat, who moved to the Alentejo to start a new life with her Portuguese husband. The film was commissioned by the Alentejo Tourism Board and was filmed over a 30-day journey across all the Alentejo region during the summer of 2017. Lots of wine, good food, family and young friends having fun, this film really captures the life of Alentejo through Maureen’s eyes.

A Douro Valley heartbreaking story – Best Wine Tourism Film Award

Growing tired of the corporate life, Ana and Marco decided that it was time to do what they had always dream about. Douro Exclusive is their third child, after Clara and Salvador, and now they have found happiness in their life purpose: to show the world, the life of the Douro Valley. I fell in love with their story and instantly knew it had to be told…

O Centro Faz Bem – 2nd Place Food Tourism Film Award

As any good son likes to return home, I like to pay homage to the wonderful foods and wines from my Centro de Portugal. Serra da Estrela Cheese, Portuguese Cured Cod, “the best fish in the world”, Vitela á Lafões accompanies by a Dão Wine and Pão de Ló are just a few examples of the marvels one can encounter while traveling through the Centro de Portugal. The film was commissioned by my long-lasting partner in promoting Portuguese Food – APTECE .