Called a "rising star" by Variety, Vicente Amorim is currently showrunner and director of "SENNA, beyond time", Netflix’s biggest and most ambitious series ever in Latin America. The Netflix-Spain thriller series SANTO, which he directed, was the streamer's biggest production in 2021 and made it to the "Top 10/World" list. Vicente is also in production on BEYOND THE BRIDGE, for HBO max in Brazil, which he is showrunning. Vicente's latest film, YAKUZA PRINCESS, an action-adventure feature starring Masumi and Jonathan Rhys Meyers was the #1 film on Netflix Brazil and #5 on Netflix worldwide.
Vicente directed six TV series and ten features, with actors such as Wagner Moura, Viggo Mortensen, Giancarlo Giannini, Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel and Tsuyoshi Ihara. His work includes action, thrillers, dark comedies and character dramas.
Vicente's features have been shown in the most important festivals in the world, including Toronto, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, MoMA/NY, Chicago, Miami and many more. His motorcycle slasher MOTORRAD became an instant cult-classic and was the only Brazilian film in the official selection of Toronto, 2017.
He recently served as showrunner and director on crime-thriller series THE DIVISION, set against the kidnapping outbreak that shook Rio de Janeiro in the late 90’s. The show was a massive hit on streamer Globoplay, having been nominated by Brazil's major critics' association for the best series, director and actor awards. THE DIVISION's feature version was nominated in 8 categories by the Brazilian Academy, including best film and best director. Vicente's other TV credits include female driven dark comedy/anthology As Canalhas (GNT), which was imported to the U.S. as a development vehicle for producer Ben Stiller and Hulu and the neo-noir Espinosa, based on a favorite of Brazilian crime literature.
The son of a diplomat, Vicente grew up all over the world. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. Vicente lives in LA with his wife, Anne Pinheiro Guimaraes, and two daughters.
Education: Economics (UFRJ) and Film (UFF)