Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The recently completed Toronto International Film Festival will be memorable for its slate of good films and distribution deals, but also for the slew of new filmmakers that signed with Hollywood agencies. CAA just signed Brazilian helmer Rene Sampaio, whose directorial debut Brazilian Western made its debut at the festival. The film is based on the folk song by the legendary Brazilian band Legiao Urbana. It’s about a young man from the provinces who leaves his homeland to try his luck in the capital after the death of his parents. The song plays in the film’s end credits. Sampaio continues to be repped by the Timaeus Group.

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