Early in his career, Adriano worked with MTV
Brazil, where he directed the inaugural acoustic program
Unplugged as well as
Sepultura's rendition of Orgasmatron, which took home the International Viewer's Choice
Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Adriano's musical cinematography includes the live
concert films for acclaimed female vocalist Marisa Monte, and Kaya N'Gan Daya for Brazilian
superstar Gilberto Gil.
He shot four seasons of the hit television series City of Men as well as the movie version by Paulo Morelli.
Adriano's film credits include Sin Nombre, for which he won the Excellence in
Cinematography Award at Sundance, Jane Eyre, Conviction, and Robert Redford's film, The Company You Keep.
More recently, Adriano worked on the films
Xingu, Closed Circuit, and August: Osage County.