Mutual Films is a partnership between the film critic and programmer Aaron Cutler and the artist Mariana Shellard, both of whom reside in São Paulo. The initiative seeks to realize films and film series.
MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University (New York, U.S.A.). Worked on the programming teams of the Brazilian festival Olhar de Cinema (2017) and the São Paulo International Film Festival (2012-2014), with a highlight being the curatorship in 2013 of the most complete retrospective realized at that time of the works of Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz. Additionally curated a retrospective of works by the Russo-Ukranian filmmaker Kira Muratova for the INDIE Festival in 2015. Has had film articles and interviews appear in international publications such as Brooklyn Magazine, Cineaste, Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Sight & Sound, The Village Voice, among others.
Master's in Visual Poetics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with a grant from FAPESP. In 2012, began the film and theater work The Church Without Christ. Developed the multidisciplinar art work RePartitura, which resulted in presentations both within Brazil and international land which was awarded through the program Rumos Arte Cibernética in 2009. Has written articles about art and cinema for a variety of publications including ANPPOM, SBCM, OPUS, Moving Image Source, Cinema Scope, and The Village Voice, among others.