We work with participatory methodologies in communities and organizations; we develop creative communication concepts and solutions; we create content and empower those who want to be heard; we make a difference through video and storytelling. Our privileged access to the talent market in this field allows us to build unique teams tailored to each project.


Meet us at info@mediashots.org – tm 962981277


Helena Lopes

Founder / Director

 “I have always sought to listen to people and their stories, which I have documented through writing, documentary filmmaking, photography, production, and research. Now, in a changing world, I co-criate content with people and help communities and organizations tell and share their own stories.”


In her work with Media Shots, she develops concepts, coordinates and implements storytelling projects in social, business, cultural and educational contexts. Recently, she has dedicated herself to projects that map heritage, memories and identity through the stories of people and communities.

She is the author and co-author of documentary films. Her film “A Companha do João da Murtosa”  won four awards and two honorable mentions at international festivals. She is also co-author of the documentary book “A Safra” and the traveling exhibition “Arte Xávega, a pesca do grande areal” (Arte Xávega, the fishing of the vast shore).

As a journalist, she was a writer for the newspaper “O Independente”, a correspondent for “Visão” in the USA and a freelance contributor to various publications. She has written and photographed extensively in different countries and was awarded the 1st Revelation Reporting Prize by the Portuguese Press Club. Experienced in film and event production such as the 2007 Visão BES Photojournalism Award, for which she also served as a press officer in 2007 and 2008.

At ISCTE she wrote a master’s dissertation in Communication, “Estórias da Vida” (Life Stories), on digital storytelling, internet social networks and literacy.

Tricia Jenkins


Tricia is an academic and researcher, specializing in Digital Storytelling and Participatory Video. She is co-Director of digital storytelling consultancy DigiTales, established in 2008. She is joint author/editor of the book Digital Storytelling: Form and Content, with Mark Dunford her fellow DigiTales director.

She is also a Senior Associate with Participatory Video (PV) company InsightShare. Recent projects include leading the Living Cultures Indigenous Fellowship programme, training groups of young people from the Sengwer and Ogiek indigenous communities in Kenya online. In 2020-2022 she managed a project for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, managing workshops in Togo and Canada and facilitating a workshop with older people in Jordan. In 2022-23 she has facilitated 3 participatory video workshops in Uganda for Opportunity International, using the Participatory Video and Most Significant Change (PVMSC) method to evaluate financial inclusion projects with refugees and with people with disabilities. In summer 2023 she facilitated a PV process with fishing communities on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, on drowning prevention.

Tricia is also a Lecturer on the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds a PhD focusing on Digital Storytelling with older people.

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Rui Carvalheira


Since 2010 he has been working in the fields of directing, editing and screenwriting, collaborating with various production companies and creators in areas ranging from fiction to documentary. He combines these roles with teaching, particularly in the field of documentary filmmaking.

He holds a degree in Advertising and Screenwriting for Cinema and worked for over ten years as an advertising creative and later as a theatrical producer.

His foray into writing began in 2005 with the authorship of a screenplay, followed by several works in fiction and documentary, both for television and cinema. He also combines his professional career, always linked to his area of expertise, with historical research. He is the author of the books ‘Reis Como Nós’ (Kings Like Us), ‘Os Inventores do Mundo’ (The Inventors of the World), ‘Entre a Espada e a Parede – 20 Acontecimentos que Construíram Portugal’ (Between a Rock and a Hard Place – 20 Events that Shaped Portugal), and ‘As Duas Faces de Salazar’ (The Two Faces of Salazar).”