Miguel Silveira (Brazil/USA)

Miguel Silveira is a Brazilian-American independent filmmaker and arts educator. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Miguel studied filmmaking at Columbia College Chicago and later received an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University in New York City. He has taught at the International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in Cuba, Columbia College Chicago, and Columbia University, as well as SOCAPA—School of Creative and Performing Arts. From his award-winning short films Namibia Brazil, Rooftop Wars and Devil’s Work to his recent features American Thief (2020) and The Last Election and Other Love Stories (2021), Miguel’s work is designed to open the way for ongoing questions and discussions on topics that have no clear cut “right” answers. He will produce I Don’t Dream in Spanish Anymore and co-direct A La Tumba, both written by his partner and collaborator Missy Hernandez.

Dave Goes to SpaceAfter selling a mysterious machine online to a foreign enterprise, an aging scrap metal sculptor attempts to go back in time to sabotage the sale of what he now suspects to be a dangerous weapon.