Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 1941 – vive no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Neville D’Almeida initiated his education at the Centro de Estudos Cinematográficos in Belo Horizonte. From the 1960s on, he moved to New York to study cinema at the New York College (USA). In his productions, counterculture stands out as a theme, with scenes of violence, sex, and drug consumption. Most of his films suffered with censorship during the Civil-Military Dictatorship in Brazil (1964-1985), like Jardim de guerra (1968), Piranhas no asfalto (1971), and Rio da Babilônia (1982).
In the 1970s, he started a partnership with Hélio Oiticica, who helped him exhibit Mangue-Bangue (1971) at the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art (USA), and conceive the project Cosmococas – Program in Progress (1973). He was awarded the Prêmio Candango of Best Director in the Festival de Brasília (1991) and the Prêmio Kikito of Best Director in the Festival de Gramado (1991).