My goal when I am filming is to create something meaningful, something real, not just something pretty and soulless. I want to capture authenticity, unprocessed reality, that evokes emotion and communicates the true heart behind the people and companies I work with.

I am happy that it looks beautiful in the end (it usually does ), but my primary focus is authenticity and making sure your message and your story create human emotion that drives action towards you and your business.

It's All about Real

…and that begins by building real relationships.

I am not a superstar…I am not a fancy film director…I don’t look to impose my vision…I am just a guy with a camera, trying to make sense of it all….

That is why, from day one, my focus is on you and your story. I take time to get to know who you are, what drives you, what drives your business, what makes people want to meet you and spend time with you or to eat your food and drink your wine. I am curious to know what you love and treasure the most, what the parts of your life that showcase who you really are…

Besides getting to know you, I also want you to feel comfortable with me – because relationships go both ways. I don’t want just to show up with a fancy camera and try to create “fun” content…I want you to hear my story, to understand my personality and the things that I love, so that I am not just the filmmaker, but I am also a friend.

So either you are a destination, a 5 star hotel, an ethnic restaurant or a by appointments only winery, my approach is the same, first we get to know each other…Then we can start filming.

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I live in a beautiful seaside village on the north of Lisbon, called Ericeira and I love it. Its small, quaint, full of surfers, yoga teachers and other likeminded creative people. I love being close to the sea and have the opportunity to on both coastal and forest walks at the same time. Essentially, it’s a Portuguese fisherman’s and farmer’s village, so you can image the quality and healthy food that I can enjoy here.

The natural beauty, rough landscape and all its “portugueseness” , Ericeira is a world surf mecca drawing in thousands of digital nomads who come initially for a few months of remote work and surf lesson and who eventually buy a property and become expats in Portugal.

This means that is this small Portuguese coastal town, there are plenty of yoga studios, sushi and vegan restaurants, organic farming, forest and alternative schools, handmade ice-cream, English speaking mechanics and all the commodities that someone from northern Europe would enjoy in their hometown. It’s just that this reality has a Portuguese ocean village, its people, and its culture in the background.

All of us get along and there is a great energy and synergy between the locals and the expats who decided to make this small town their home.

I truly enjoy this mixture, and the reason why I and my family left Berlin for Ericeira.

Even though I love my new home by the sea, I am very keen on travelling, especially throughout the whole of Portugal. I am lucky enough to travel several times a year, either to film a milk commercial in the Azores, to photograph an intimate guest house in the Douro Valley or just to take some much needed time off with my family.

Getting to know new places and new people keeps my curiosity about life and about the world alive. It makes me learn to look at is around me in a different manner and ultimately makes me a better person and a better filmmaker.

Although I love to travel and to work in a different location every time, I am also very homely. I enjoy spending time with my wife, my kids and my dogs, but most of all I love to cook. I find it very relaxing and therapeutical, the ability to create good, health, great tasting food and get to eat it at the end… 😊 The perfect excuse to have friend overs and share an extended family mean watching the sunset.




Finding the right content creator, especially when it comes to film is all about feeling….and connection..

If you feel a connection with my work and who I am, I’d love to know more about you! Getting to know each other is the most important part of the creative process.

Your relationship with your content creators should be special, and one of open communication and mutual sharing of ideas. I want to be on the same page with you from the get-go.



In order to offer my very best to every client and tell your story with fresh eyes and exceptional care, I take on a limited number of clients every year, so I love to make sure we’re a good match.

With that in mind, please take your time in writing your ideas. Don’t leave any details out. The more information you send me, the better I can understand your vision. I want to be your “partner in crime” and create something truly outstanding and unique for you.

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A powerful story can change everything… Even you!

Stories move people; it is part of our nature; it is what makes us human after all. Our minds are constantly looking for connections to others and their stories. Stories worth seeing and worth hearing are always kept close, in our hearts. Their messages can inspire us to overcome our biggest challenges, to experiment with something new, and guide us to a better version of ourselves.

I focus on harnessing that power. The enormous power of human emotion to drive action. Massive, determined, and consequent action!

And nothing creates more human emotion, than raw and unprocessed engaging stories. I seek meaning and emotion into everything I do. t’s the way I see the world, how I live my life, and how I create my films. My mission is to help you to add richness and emotional detail to your story, so that your message can reach and influence the people that matter most to you.

Video content that makes the viewer want to go there, to stay at that hotel, to eat at that restaurant, and to visit that winery. I want to be there, I want to meet that person, I want to try that wine, I want to hear that story, I want to stay in that room….This!!!! This is the human emotion that I seek to engage in my work, my videos.

I am blessed to be living my dream of capturing stories worth telling and travel around the world for destination campaigns while meeting other amazing humans and get to immortalize their stories with my camera.

As a content creator and especially as a filmmaker, I specialize in Portugal and everything that makes it a world class travel destination. I have had the chance to travel all over Portugal. I have enjoyed fancy hotels and cozy guesthouses, fine dining restaurants and at mom-and-pop eateries, world class vineyards and friend own produce…All in the name of giving my audience and my clients that unique sense of place, which then created the desire to GO THERE!

All my content is very raw, unprocessed, and true to the nature of the location which I am working with. I don’t have a big team around or carry a truck load of equipment…Its just me, my cameras and good, creative storytelling…That is it!

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"Our relationship with Nelson Carvalheiro can't simply be summarized as "work", "services" or even "partnership". Nelson is a person that shares our way of thinking as if the projects, brand and even the business was his own, and that makes all the difference when it comes to communication. His knowledge of the market, his experience and network, make Nelson a fundamental element for APTECE's activities."
José Borralho, President of APTECE
"Working with Nelson was an incredible experience. He managed to capture the essence of our work in the most genuine and unique way possible. For those who seek quality at the highest level must get to know Nelson and his wholesome way of working."
Ana and Marco Pinto, Founders of Douro Exclusive
"The baking tour of Portugal Nelson planned for me was magical. Nelson was able to connect me to people who are the best at what they do. They were incredibly generous, kind and helpful. Nelson was able to give me access to the soul of what I wanted to accomplish. Every outing he planned gave me goosebumps and so much inspiration. Obrigado Nelson!”
Jeremiah Duarte Bills, Founder of JeremiahBakes.com
"Always showcasing the best of Portugal, Nelson has significantly contributed to the enrichment of SapoViagens.pt. His recommendations, and mostly his videos, make us want to travel to the different parts of Portugal. If you love to travel, then Nelson is someone who you should follow."
Alice Barcellos, Content Manager at Sapoviagens.pt
"Nelson Carvalheiro is one of Portuguese Gastronomy greatest ambassadors. This was the reason why we wanted to work with him since WINTP - Wine Tourism in Portugal, started its business, where Nelson delivered valuable suggestions and insights. Being one of the best Food and Wine Bloggers in the world, he inspires those who are interested in Portugal with his authentic and genuine style, always narrated in an independent fashion and communicational accuracy."
Paulo SottoMayor and Silvia Ferreira, Founders of Wine Tourism in Portugal
"Why do you have a passion for a country? Why were you born there? Why do you speak the language? Why do you admire culture?

These are only a few questions that can be asked when reading Nelson's admirable work. There is a deep knowledge in his texts and above all a great passion of a citizen of the world for Portugal. By chance, Nelson was born in Portugal. But what is in the subtext of many of his works is a passion that comes from our Mothers.
It comes from the smell we learned when we were little ones in our mothers' kitchen and in the kitchen of our grandparents.
It comes from the sea. The immense sea that is always in front of us and makes us dream of the whole world.
It comes from many days of heat and blue sky but, I have for me, that comes mainly from the light. From the light when it is September, and the light flows through the walls of white towns or when we are in the field, makes the trees of imperial bearing fall asleep.
And it comes from centuries of poets who in Portuguese and with writing without any excess, we are filmed in an ancestral knowledge, painful, sometimes suffered, often amazed, but always singular. The knowledge with which we look at our land."

Marli Monteiro, Executive Director Center of Portugal

Just let my work do the talking….

But if you insist, I have had the pleasure to see my work and to have contributed to all these feature publications… And many more

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