Otavio Juliano is the director of The Music Tree, winner of the first annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Juliano began his career acting in a variety of plays, ranging from classic to contemporary titles. After moving from Brazil to the US, he graduated from the UCLA’s program of Film, TV and New Media. In 2001 Juliano co-founded InterFace Films along with producer Luciana Ferraz. Since then, he has directed the documentaries Drive & Roll about rock bands in Hollywood and Third World California about Latino labor exploitation in Southern California. He is currently directing the documentary Diving for Life about the dangerous lives of free-diving lobster fishermen. Juliano is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the International Documentary Association (IDA).