Ricardo Pinho

Dilettante in Portugal

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Grew up in Macau as a member of the micro-generation we now know as xennials.

A degree in Filmmaking, another in Psychology leading to a Masters in Clinical Psychology, the dissertation of which, however, in Psychology of Art: The Psychologization of the Cinematic Narrative.

Did standup comedy in English in Hong Kong, with an accent worse than Žižek.

As an idea to get Southern Europe out of the economic crisis, founded the Portuguese startup Ao Dispor, where anyone can hire their neighbours.

Writer of creative non-fiction, poetic prose, aphorisms, comedy, and movies. I didn't say published or produced.

Currently pursuing a PhD in studio art, also known as practice as research. In this endeavour I'm writing a science fiction screenplay.

Some of my interests include architecture, vintage watches, classic cars, political philosophy, history of art, and humanities in general. Oh, and dogs.

The richness of my culture has not been fully captured on screen. My dream is to one day have a production company to nurture the telling of Portuguese stories.

And, of course, I dream of making everyone work in their own vocation on their own terms with Ao Dispor.

To pronounce my last name, make the "nh" a nasal "n". If you speak Spanish, this sounds like Piño. If you know the IPA, it'sˈpiɲu. Yes, Pinho. You're pronouncing it perfectly.

  • Education
    • University of Lisbon
    • University of Porto
    • Escola Superior Artística do Porto