Born in 1971, in Mozambique, Miguel Gaudencio directed more than two-hundred music videos in Portugal before reaching the age of 30. His sharp, snappy directorial style earned him many awards: "Try Again", for example, won the SOL TV Music Video award for the best music video of the year 2000. By 2001 advertising agencies were lining up to utilize Miguel's talent and he began shooting commercials for leading multi-national clients such as Macdonalds, Coca-Cola and Mercedes. By 2003 Miguel was working right across Europe; he has now directed commercials for a stable agency's across the continent and beyond, including Poland, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and North of Africa. In 2004 directed his first short feature, "The Hole", a 30-minute film that was the standout work in a ten-part Christmas-story special aired on Portuguese television followed by "Same Room, Same Time" in 2006. In 2008 Miguel directed his first full-length feature film, "Second Life" with an all-star cast and one of the biggest production budgets in Portuguese cinema. An eight week shoot on location in Portugal and Italy. The film was on the Top 10 chart of Portuguese production of that year, having earned more than EUR500.000 at the Portuguese box-office. In 2010 Miguel directed the first ever Polish feature documentary, "Desire for Beauty", on the issues of beauty and self-perception. The making of the film attracted a number of renowned members of Polish social scene, and found solid support in the professional opinions of the country's top experts in various fields.