After studying acting and screenwriting at the Central School of Speech & Drama and the National Film & Television School, Cassiano began his career directing music videos in London, which got him shortlisted amongst the five to watch in Britain’s Channel 4 Talent Awards. 

Back in Brazil, he joined O2 Filmes, where he co-directed commercials alongside Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and where he shot his first fictional project, a TV series called Edgar’s Dark Tales (Fox), an adaptation of Edgar Alan Poe’s stories set in São Paulo. 

Cassiano’s work has been awarded at the Reanimacja Film Festival in Poland, at the BBC Radio 6, the London International Awards and the D&AD Awards.