Marão graduated at the School of Fine Arts at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. He wrote, directed and animated fourteen animated shorts, including “ONIONS ARE BLUE” (1996), “THE DWARF THAT BECAME A GIANT” (2008) and “SHEELITON” (2015). Marão worked with animation for over 300 TV and cinema films. His films were selected for over 600 international film festivals and received 120 prizes. This is the first feature film of the director.