Born in 1991, Rúben Gonçalves graduated in 2013 from the Lisbon Theater and Cinema School, with specialization in screenwriting. He worked at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as part of the production team of the Harvard film cycle - Dialogues Portuguese and World Cinema, which ran from 2013 to 2015 and established correspondences aesthetic, formal, thematic, and production systems, between Portuguese and foreign filmmakers. This cycle emerges as a partnership between the Calouste Foundation Gulbenkian, the Harvard Film Archive and the producer Rosa Filmes.
He works as a scriptwriter, director and editor. Monta Visita, short film by Rui Esperança (DocLisboa 2015), Vigília, a short film directed by Ana Ana Mariz and supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (IndieLisboa 2016), Verão Danado, feature film by Pedro Cabeleira (submission for Locarno Festival 2017).
In 2016, Rúben integrates the team of writers responsible for the TV series Three Women, produced by David & Golias, aired on RTP1.
Between 2014 and 2018 Rúben directed Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, a documentary about the School of Dance of the National Conservatory, produced by himself and David & Golias, which premiered at IndieLisboa 2018.
In 2018 Rúben started writing Silvestre, a short film project of fiction. The filming is currently under way.