Where do you write?
I can’t deny it... I am a cliché writer: a giant cup of caramel macchiato at a nice and busy, but not crowded café, with a notebook of thoughts and my laptop, writing… It’s the best scenario. Every so often a cliché is a good thing and there’s no way to make it better. Also, it is very nice in the writing process to walk around with no course, just putting ideas in place.
Which screenwriters are you most inspired by?
At the moment I’m having a good time reading Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Greta Gerwig. I also enjoy the creativity of Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, Guillermo Del Toro, Callie Khouri, Richard Curtis and Wes Anderson.
What’s your proudest moment as a writer?
Once a guy sent me an e-mail saying he cried and travelled in the middle of the night when he finished reading my book to see his grandmothers. What I wrote, according to him, made him realize what was important in life. That kind of thing you never forget.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I’m focused on two works: one for Triality and the other one a screenplay about a woman that wants to get pregnant while she has to deal with her father suffering from cancer.
What made you want to write in the first place?
I was never expected to become a writer: living in the countryside, son of farmers, no artists in the family, no one that even enjoyed reading in my social group. Despite that, I discovered I wanted to be a writer when I was 12. At the age of 14, I was already writing my first novel.
What are your favourite films/tv series?
I love Downton Abbey. It just fulfills all the requirements: screenplay, cinematography, design, cast… As for movies, I like: Billy Eliot, Still Alice, Thelma & Louise, Brooklyn, Citizen Kane, Stella Dallas, About Time.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I think that to be a good writer, you have to live the most… So, I try to travel as much as I can, meet new people and enjoy time with my partner. Also, I like spending time alone, going to pubs, restaurants, parks to watch people, think about philosophical questions. I like to read and watch series and films too.
What sort of characters interest you?
I like the misfit ones, mostly. Characters who are unsatisfied with the world as it is, or life as it is. The ones who fight for a cause also catch my attention.
Where’s your favourite place in the world?
The Lake District in England. We have amazing places in Brazil, but none of them gets close to what the lakes mean to me.
Where can we see your work?
You can check everything I do on my website www.jorgevinicio.com
What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?
Alongside writing, I have had to find other jobs: video editor, graphics designer, marketing manager. Even though I learned a lot, none of this made me satisfied. I can do other things but writing, I just don’t want to.