Barbara Cunha holds a BA in Design (Brazil) and studied short courses at Central Saint Martins (London). She is currently studying a postgraduate course Image & Contemporary Culture

In 2007 she founded the company 99 Produções with the aim of producing audiovisual works and art visual work that have technical and artistic quality for the national and international markets. 

The documentary Butterflies and Mermaids marks her debut as a screenwriter and director.

Girl Bride is her first feature film.

In visual arts, she uses the photography as her main platform. 

Most of her personal projects are concerned with the feminine, the body image and its transformations, achievements, limitations, fears, scars.