Mutual Films is a partnership between the film critic Aaron Cutler and the artist and filmmaker 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 Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba International Film Festival (2017 - 2020) and the São Paulo International Film Festival (2012-2014), including the organization or co-organization of retrospectives of films from the filmmakers Lav Diaz, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Camila José Donoso, Janie Geiser, F.W. Murnau, Jean Rouch, and Raúl Ruiz. 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, and in 2019, completed the feature-length film The Ragged Figure. Developed the multidisciplinary artwork RePartitura, which resulted in presentations both within Brazil and abroad, and which was awarded by the program Rumos Arte Cibernética in 2009. Has written articles about art and cinema for a variety of publications including ANPPOM, SBCM, OPUS, Idiom Magazine, Moving Image Source, Cinema Scope, and The Village Voice, among others.