Madiano Marcheti was born and raised in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil’s Amazon region. He directed the short film The Coldest Place in Rio, which was selected by the Cinélatino Festival 27èmes Rencontres de Toulouse and several other festivals, and was awarded at the VII Festival Janela Internacional de Cinema de Recife. He also directed the short films The Weight of Loving You, In Transit, and Void, all of which screened in several Brazilian festivals. He is currently working on his new feature film Mother of Gold while he develops the scripts for the projects Images of the Dungeon (for director Carolina Aleixo) and Muff on Muff (for director Lia Kulakauskas). Madalena is his first feature film.