Mario studied cinema in Portugal and Denmark. Two of his short documentaries, Tio Rui and Maria Sem Pecado, premiered at DocLisboa. The latter won National Grand Prix at FEST 2017. In 2018, he finished his documentary trilogy with A Volta da Revolta. His first fiction short film Terceiro Turno (Skin River) won Best Director award at Curtas Vila do Conde and. He lives between Copenhagen, Zagreb, Berlin and Portugal. He's working on his 1st fiction feature: The Robbery.