Ricardo started his career as a filmmaker after getting a Bachelors degree in Film and TV at George Washington University (Washington DC) and driving across the US to live in Los Angeles, where he began editing movie trailers for the Warner Brothers and Fox Studios. Six years later, he moved to Rio de Janeiro and became one of Brazil’s most prolific and in-demand film editors, cutting countless films (short and feature) as well as a large majority of all theatrical trailers for the Brazilian film industry. Naturally Ricardo wanted to take the next step and started writing, directing and editing short-films. His shorts received various awards and participated in over 100 festivals worldwide, including: Rotterdam, London, Oberhausen, Los Angeles, New York, Havana, Tehran, Guadalajara, Havana, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Soon thereafter he started directing branded content for a wide range of clients and the results were no different. To this day Ricardo has won an impressive 12 Cannes Lions as well as One Show, Clio and DA&D awards for his directing work.  ‘Inner Court’, Mehedff’s first feature film has screened at a great number of  festivals around the world, winning many awards including Best Foreign Feature Film at the London Independent Film Awards, Festival Internacional Construir Cine in Argentina as well as Paisagens 2018 – Festival Int. de Cinema de Sever de Vouga, Portugal.
Film Awards:
  • • Best Feature Film Paisagens 2018 – Festival Intenacional de Cinema de Sever do Vouga, Portugal  (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)  
  • • Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography Creation Int. Film Festival, Canada (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)
  • • Best Foreign Feature Film London Independent Film Awards (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)  
  •  Best Actor 21º Avanca Film Festival, Portugal (Gustavo Werneck in the Feature Film ‘Inner Court’) 
  •  Special Jury Award 21º Avanca Film Festival, Portugal (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)  
  •  Best International Fiction Feature Film International Film Festival Construir Cine, Argentina (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’) 
  •  Best Cinematography Urban International Film Festival, Iran (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)  
  • • Merit Award of Excellence the IndieFEST Film Awards, California (Feature Film ‘Inner Court’)  
  • • Best Director Brazilian Film Fest. of Miami (Short Film ‘Circular Capital’)
  • • Best Director Amazon Film Festival (Short Film ‘Circular Capital’) 
  • • Best Film Brazilian Film Fest. of Miami (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’) 
  • • Best Editor Int. Film Fest. of Miami (Feature Film ‘Avassaladoras’)
  • • Best Editor FAM Film Festival (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’)
  • • Audience Award São Paulo Int. Short Fest. (Short Film ‘Breakthrough’) 

Branded Content Awards:

  •  Best Director Film Craft – Best Film Direction at Cannes Festival of Creativity (First Days Out)
  • Best Film Film Category at Clio Awards (First Days Out)
  • • Gold Lions Branded Content, Promo and Direct Categories at Cannes Festival of Creativity (Speaking Exchange)
  • • Silver Clio Film Category at Clio Awards (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Silver Lion Promo Category at Cannes Festival of Creativity (Santa’s Forgotten Letters)
  • • Silver Clio Film’ category at Clio Awards (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Silver Ojo Best Branded Content Category at El Ojo Festival (Santa’s Forgotten Letters) 
  • • Golden Ojo Best Editing  in ‘Film’ Category at El Ojo Festival (Nike Copa Barrio)