In 2002, Portuguese filmmaker Claudia Varejao began her studies in cinema at Restart School in Lisbon. She studied fictional cinema directing at the International Cinema Academy of Sao Paulo, Brazil and at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation + Deutsche Film - und Fernsehakademie Berlin. She directed the documentary Wanting, a special mention at the DocLisboa05 Festival and at It's All True Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She worked as a cinematographer in several documentaries. She regularly works as a filmmaker in dance and theatre projects. Weekend is her first short film.