João Papa got his first gig at 15 years old, writing movie reviews for AOL. He wasn’t exactly good at that, so it was a relief when he got a job as a production assistant. He was even worse at that. So it was shocking to everyone when he went on to become a second assistant director. After debunking rumors that he was blackmailing someone, Papa got the biggest opportunity in his life so far: to direct a terrible ad, with the worst script ever, for absolutely no money.
From that, he moved on to less terrible scripts with slightly more money until he was able to actually blackmail some big- shot client into giving him a good script to direct. If you’re ever in doubt if he’s the best director in the world, please call his mother. Her name is Luci, and her cellphone is +55 11 98983 8058