Born in João Pessoa, Paraíba, in 1964. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. Caldas produced his feature film debut in 1997, when he co-directed Baile Perfumado (1996) with Lírio Ferreira. In 2000, he made the documentary The Little Prince`s Rap Against the Wicked Souls, which he co-directed with Marcelo Luna. He also directed Happy Desert (2007, 32nd Mostra), Land of Desire (2011, 35th Mostra) and Saudade (2018, 41st Mostra). At the 43rd Mostra, in 2019, he presented two documentaries: Prison Flowers, with Bárbara Cunha, and Tropical Abyss.