Cassio Tolpolar was born and raised in the south of Brazil and lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco for over 11 years. Coming from a visual arts background, Cassio is an awarded filmmaker with experience in both fiction and documentary storytelling. As an Assistant Director, Cassio worked on various feature and short films, commercials, and corporate videos. He holds an MFA degree in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. Cassio teaches film in a variety of educational/cultural institutions and is developing a feature film project.