Michel Carvalho was nominated for Screenwriter of the Year at the 5th ABRA Award (Brazilian Association of Screenwriters). He worked as a screenwriter on more than 20 products; including the soap opera Malhação (Rede Globo), the fiction series Temporada de Verão (Netflix), Perrengue (MTV), Matches (Warner Channel) and Bola pra Frente (TV Brasil), the documentary feature films Torre das Donzelas (Best Film at festivals in Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay and Portugal), Mussum – a film by cacildis (Amazon Prime), Pleasure to Know (awarded at the Spring Film Festival Barcelona) and the documentary series Favela Gay – LGBTQI outskirts (Brazil Channel). He wrote romantic comedy not yet announced for Migdal/Paris Filmes. He also acted as a script and racial issue consultant in fiction series for Glaz Entretenimento, for Pródigo Filmes and in a documentary series for Globoplay. He also works as a project consultant at the Novas Histórias Laboratory, at the BR Lab, at the Black and Indigenous Narratives Laboratory at FLUP, at the Negras Narrativas Laboratory (APAN), at the Curitiba Lab (Olhar de Cinema Festival) and at the Diverse Childhoods Laboratory, as a consultant. He was a mentor at Grow Creative Netflix (a program to accelerate the careers of black screenwriters), as a jury for the script contest at FRAPA and professor at the Graduate Program in Audiovisual Screenplay at FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado). He wrote the feature films Capão Pecado (Marché du film at the Festival de Cannes 2022) and A Mais Forte (in capture), selected for Cine Qua Non Laboratory (Mexico), for the Base Filmes Residence and for the Diaspora Conecta Laboratory. He has taught courses and workshops at the CENA 15/Porto Iracema das Artes Laboratory, at the Curitiba Audiovisual Project Center, at Cinema Nosso, at Sesc, at SPCine and at Série Lab. He is a member of the Paradiso Project Talent Network. He is currently leader of the creative nucleus Corpo-Território, awarded first place in the SPCine project development notice, works on the cinematographic adaptation of a book for RT Features, is developing the authorial docufiction Boy (winning project from the William Greaves International Fund, winner of the Doc SP award and selected for the Miradasdoc Laboratory, in Tenerife - Spain) and is a screenwriter hired by Rede Globo, where he collaborates on the telenovela Fuzuê. He graduated with a Master's and PhD in Anthropology from UFRJ, he researches issues related to gender, race and sexuality in cinema. He studied scriptwriting with Patrick Vanetti, director of the European Conservatory of Audiovisual Writing, and with John York (BBC Drama/London), Lucas Paraízo and Zé Carvalho. He is a specialist in Ethnographic Cinema by Fiocruz. He attended the Screenwriters Workshop and the Humor Writing Workshop at Rede Globo de Televisão.
BOY is a feature-length documentary about the daily life of black male escorts in the city of São Paulo. Through observational language, personal diaries and lyrical moments, the film intends to reflect on desire, coloniality and (hyper)sexualization of the black man.