David Reeks, a D.C area native, started his career in video in 2001 with an invite from his wife-to-be, Renata Meirelles, to spend six months in the Amazon researching children’s play and culture. He purchased a prosumer handicam, 50 tapes, and a decent mic, and learned the “do’s and don’ts” of documentary filmmaking along the way. The expedition resulted in 6 short documentaries, a love for the Amazon Basin and its people, and a profound interest in filming children. After doing a year-long internship at a production house that produced broadcast animation and video, David opened his own video production company with his wife: Ludus Videos e Cultura. The couple currently lives in São Paulo, and, amongst a variety of professional projects they carry out all over Brazil, they continue producing documentaries about children’s culture.