Flavio is a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and to then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. His debut full-length feature film, THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND (2019), premiered at SXSW, where it won the Audience Award. In 2018, Alves received The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Artist Academy fellowship, and in 2019, he was selected to Ryan Murphy’s HALF Initiative Directing Program, aimed at creating equal opportunities for minorities behind the camera. Flavio is the co-founder of Rakoom, a PR company that specializes in promoting independent films.