Simão Cayatte was born in Lisbon in 1984. He studied theater at Goldsmiths University London and film at Columbia University in New York. As an actor he has worked with directors such as Werner Schroeter, Stan Douglas, Cristele Alves-Meira and Ivo Ferreira. He has written and directed several short films including The Trip (Festival de Cannes, Cinéfondation 2011) Miami (MotelX best short 2015) and Young Lady (Portuguese Academy Award for best short film 2017).
He recently co-produced the Richard Stanley feature Color Out of Space and directed the TV Series Vanda, produced by SPi, La Panda and Legendary Pictures, which premiered at the Berlinale Series Market in 2022. He also teaches screenwriting through various lab programmes across Europe. Vadio, his first feature film, is produced by Ukbar and co-produced by Good Fortune (France) and Krakow Film Klaster (Poland).
The Blind Voyeur (2007, short), Out of the Blue (2008, short), Love Is in the Air (2009, short), A Viagem (2011, short), Miami (2014, short), Menina (2016, short), Vanda (2022, TV), Drifter (2022)