Clara Deák-Leone (Brazil)

Clara Deák-Leone is a Brazilian screenwriter and director. She started her career writing for the Brazilian sitcom Cilada in 2008. In 2010, she won OiTV’s pitching contest with the series Status: Solteira, which she co-created. Since then, she has written for several TV shows in Brazil. Clara co-wrote Meus 15 Anos, a teen feature film starring Larissa Manoela. She wrote for the HBO horror series Vale do Sereno and the Netflix comedy series O Cangaceiro do Futuro, both in post-production. In 2018, she won a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her M.F.A. in Writing for Screen and Stage at Northwestern University in the United States. Clara is currently developing her feature film You’re Not That Lost, a project that was her master’s thesis and won the Screenwriting Krevoy Prize at Northwestern University. She is also co-writing and co-directing a documentary series for GNT, a Grupo Globo channel.

You’re Not That Lost After a difficult separation, Nina, a self-centered woman, feeling professionally lost, has her life transformed when she moves in for the first time with her father, Fernando, and her half-brother, Cauê, an autistic teenager with whom she develops an unexpected connection.