showcase brazil issue 243 Nov 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Brazil, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the latest news form the Brazilian visual media scene, with more information available in our dedicated Film and Photo directories.
We have recently launched our marketplace for industry professionals to post ads, job offers, sell equipment and much more. Our members automatically get a prioritised position on the list.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
- Sao Paulo international film festival, 22nd October - 4th November
- Curta Cinema 2010, 28th October - 7th November
Our featured photographer is Daniel Klajmic with an editorial from Vogue.
- film production companies
Dinamo Filmes Sao Paulo commercial production
Created in 1997 by Eduardo Cama, Dinamo Filmes was the first element in the Dinamo Group that now incorporates Dinamo Digital and Dinamo Entertainment. Ricardo Carelli is responsible for the creative section of Dinamo Digital, Dinamo Filmes' computer graphics and finishing company.
In 1998, Dinamo began working with some of the leading agencies and biggest advertisers. Its crew includes six directors; three in Dinamo Filmes and three in Dinamo Digital.
The group stands as one of the most active production companies in the Brazilian publicity market, with at least six productions per month. As a result, Dinamo Filmes is amongst the 10 leading production companies in Brazil.
Cine Sao Paulo commercial production
CINE is a commercial film production company founded 15 years ago by director, Clovis Mello, and executive producer, Raul Doria.
The CINE group, which includes special effects and computer graphics division Digital21, is based between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Half of its 100 employees have been working with CINE since its foundation, and the company is recognised within the industry for keeping a modern human resources policy that ensures a low turnover.
Throughout 15 years of activity the company's focus has been on producing commercial films, serving the leading Brazilian agencies and advertisers. CINE plays not only a creative and economic leadership role in the Brazilian market, but has also helped to improve the international standing of the sector.
Movie&Art Sao Paulo commercial production
Founded in 1982 and led by producer Paulo Dantas, Movie&Art has completed over 3,600 productions following its strict criteria of excellence and uniqueness that has made the company a benchmark in the Brazilian advertising and feature film markets. With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, Movie&Art has produced and provided production services for countless commercials, documentaries, short films, feature films and TV Shows. Over the last few years, the company has intensified its work in feature films and television content.
Headquartered in Sao Paulo and with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, Venezuela, Movie&Art is comprised of a wide web of partners in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, the UK, the USA, Portugal and France.
Movie&Art has a solid roster of both Brazilian and Argentinean directors and features an international label with both American and European-based directors in order to better serve agencies in Brazil and abroad.
BossaNovaFilms Sao Paulo commercial production
BossaNovaFilms is one of the five largest production companies in Brazil, specialising in advertising, entertainment, branded content and interactive projects. Recently, the international advertising area produced several campaigns. One of them was shot in Brazil for Mexico Ades/Unilever and the other was shot in Venezuela for Sempre Livre/Johnson & Johnson. Both campaigns are being aired in the Brazilian and Latin American markets.
Gonzo, one of the international directors represented by BossaNovaFilms, also shot Kuat/Coca-Cola and Tang/Kraft Foods commercials, two important production projects for the Latin American and Brazilian markets.
The advertising area developed two projects for the local market. For Chevrolet/GM, Luiz Ferré directed a very innovative retailer campaign containing over 20 commercials, fully inspired by traditional fairy tales, while Ivy Abujamra directed a polemic campaign for the Mix Brazil Film and Video Sexual Diversity Festival.
In the branded content area, director Georgia Guerra-Peixe shot 10 web videos for the launch of the new Ford Fiesta. The company's cinema area has just launched its first feature film, 'The Samba Within Me', also directed by Georgia Guerra-Peixe. The documentary won the Special Jury Prize at the 34th São Paulo International Film Festival.
Paulo Vainer Sao Paulo fashion photographers
Paulo Vainer began his career in 1978 as an assistant to photographer Bob Wolfenson. In 1981 he went to New York City to work with Steve Bronstein, and upon returning to Brazil he assisted photographer Andreas Heiniger before starting his own career as a photographer at Abril Publishing House Studios. In 1990, Paulo set up his own studio and has since worked to become one of the leading fashion and advertising photographers in Brazil.
Simultaneously, in 1991 he began working as a DOP with directors Ricardo Van Steen, Walter Salles and Andrucha Waddington. With this valuable experience, Paulo quickly began his career as a film director, working for major ad agencies throughout Brazil.
In 2004 he launched his first feature as a DOP, 'Noel - O Poeta da Vila' (Ricardo Van Steen). Alongside his commercial work, Paulo has taken part in several collective and solo exhibitions at MASP, Galeria Luiza Strina and Galeria Vermelho.
Manolo Moran Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Manolo Moran is a Brazilian photographer based in Sao Paulo. His work privileges portraiture, beauty and 'awkward' characters. He has a special gift for directing models and supervising staff through every stage of a production.
Manolo started his career in Barcelona in 1985. After returning to Brazil, he worked at the advertising agency DPZ where he decided to focus on advertising photography. He has won several Cannes Lions at the International Advertising Festival and was elected 'Best Ad Photographer' from 1995 to 2000 by the Brazilian magazine Meio & Mensagem.
Since 2008, he has been a member of the jury board of the CCSP (Clube de Criação de São Paulo), a Brazilian organisation that annually discusses and selects the most creative work in Brazilian advertising.
Manolo's images have been published in Luerzer's Archive '200 Best Ad Photographers'.
Gustavo Zylbersztajn Sao Paulo fashion photographers
Brazilian-born Gustavo Zylbersztajn put his degree in engineering and future career as an architect aside as he began the search for something more dynamic.
Self-taught, Gustavo began shooting in the early 2000s and has since contributed to both the editorial and advertising worlds.
He loves his family, his friends and his dog, but adores taking photographs.
Visit his website for more information.
Andre Faccioli Sao Paulo advertising photographers
During his 10-year career, photographer André Faccioli has been a constant in both the editorial market and the advertising industry. Head of J.W. Thompson’s photography studio for four years, André’s work has attained many important awards. Since 2008 he has been running his own studio from where he works for some of the most important advertising agencies in Brazil.
Visit his website for more information.
Alvaro Povoa Photography Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Álvaro Povoa is a São Paulo-based photographer who has a professional and sophisticated eye when it comes to working across advertising, fashion and architectural photography.
He personally oversees all the details and different phases of the work he produces, from casting, styling and production to location and post production. He offers total support to all his national and international clients amassed over a 30-year career behind the lens.
Visit his website for more information.
Paulo Mancini Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Paulo Mancini was born in São Paulo in 1961. He began shooting for magazines and fashion catalogues in 1985, and lived in Milan from 1989 to 1993 from where he developed the same line of work.
Upon returning to Brazil, he devoted special attention to advertising photography. Paulo has participated in several collective exhibitions and one solo show, entitled 'Miracle', that was exhibited at Pinacoteca do Estado. He has won a selection of advertising awards and published two books: 'Avon: Make-up Across the Ages' in 1996, and 'Cosmos: Three Views on Russia' in 2007, that was also exhibited at Pinacoteca.
He has recently worked with some of the leading advertising agencies and is currently developing personal essays in preparation for a book about China, due to be launched later this year.
Eduardo Rezende Sao Paulo fashion photographers
Fashion photographer Eduardo Rezende was born in Rio de Janeiro and is now based in São Paulo. He became interested in photography after visiting galleries and art exhibitions as a young boy with his mother.
With a dream of becoming a photographer for National Geographic, Edu - as he is known to his colleagues - embarked on a career in the fashion industry after photographing books for a selection of agencies. From this point on he fell in love with the profession and has not looked back.
Over the past 10 years, his flawless work has appeared in major magazines including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and L’Officiel. In addition, he has been linked to clients such as Mara Mac, Agua de Côco, Dress To, Blue Man, Antonio Bernardo, and many others.
Allard van Wielink Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Sao Paulo-based photographer Allard van Wielink specialises in fashion and advertising assignments.
Allard is a dedicated photographer who works a lot with 'normal' people - usually people who are not used to being in front of the lens. His work for the Dove 'Campaign for Real Beauty' testifies to that effect.
His latest clients include advertising agencies Ogilvy (Brazil, Argentina and Mexico), Young and Rubicam (Brazil and Dubai), Leo Burnett (Colombia), McCann (Brazil), TBWA (Brazil), Age (Brazil), and many among others.
Featured in this Showcase is a selection of work shot over the past few years.
Guto Seixas Photography Sao Paulo advertising photographers
The work of São Paulo-based photographer Guto Seixas ranges from editorial and commercial portraiture to still life and fashion.
Guto uses the latest technology and keeps himself up-to-date with current market trends, offering a personalised approach that sets him apart form the competition. Adept at capturing spontaneous inspiration, Guto is personable and attentive to detail and can provide solutions to any type of shooting dilemma.
After graduating with honours from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in the UK, Guto established his studio in his native São Paulo in 1999. He has since worked with major advertising agencies and editorial houses in Brazil and abroad, and also works directly with industrial, fashion and jewellery clients.
Ricardo Barcellos Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Ricardo Barcellos is based in São Paulo, from where he enjoys an extensive and successful career as an advertising photographer. He is incredibly versatile, moving comfortably between still life and portraiture for advertising clients, magazines, beauty editorials and conceptual art work.
Alongside his professional work, Ricardo has developed a series of conceptual projects that are inspired by philosophical and anthropological ideas. His images are technically and aesthetically impeccable.
As an advertising photographer he has won two Silver Lions as well as several prestigious awards in his native Brazil. In 2006, he was one of 30 photographers selected worldwide to contribute to the exhibition 'New Photographers 2007' promoted by Getty Images.
With his personal work Ricardo has staged one individual and two collective exhibitions at the Pinacoteca do Estado, one of the most prestigious venues in Brazil. 2010 brought invitations for him to hold two more major exhibitions in São Paulo.
Paula Klien Rio de Janeiro portrait photographers
Paula Klien was born in Rio de Janeiro, the city in which she has always lived. Specialised in fashion, beauty and portraiture, she has photographed some of Brazil's most important models as well as more than 80 top celebrities.
Paula's aesthetic eye was developed during visual arts studies and in her previous career. Her technical skills go beyond camera and lights, handling her own post production image work - usually preferring to maintain the image as natural as possible. She enjoys successful partnerships with renowned stylists, beauty artists, casting directors and location producers.
Publications and campaigns include Vogue Brasil, Isto É Platinum, Isto É Gente, Contigo, Polo Life, Drops Magazine, Caffè Magazine, Botafogo Praia Shopping, Eclectic and Juliana Faro. Paula has also taken part in numerous exhibitions and is featured in many professional fashion books. She is regularly involved in her own special projects.
Stela Morato Sao Paulo food & drink photographers
With a degree in architecture from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Stela Morato's proximity to photography comes from four generations of Italian-Brazilian filmmakers. Her passion for gastronomy was born in her Tuscan grandparents' kitchen and fed by constant trips to open markets in search of the perfect ingredients.
Specialised in studio photography and cinema lighting, Stela has worked with large and medium scale productions, leading her to fund her own studio in 1985. The installations were built with cooking facilities in mind.
When she is not taking photos, she coordinates production of food for advertising films and writes about gastronomy and travel for a range of magazines. Kids and animals are a favourite subject of her work.
Clients include: Nestle, Nissin Ajinomoto, Pão de Açucar, McDonald's, Perdigão and Mistral.
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Southside Productions Sao Paulo photo production
Southside Productions provides photo and film production services throughout Brazil. Its main goal is to facilitate the work of clients, agencies and artists by offering production services with a professional, straightforward and transparent approach.
With an enormous multi-ethnic variety for casting, a wide range of locations and extremely competitive costs, Southside Productions can guarantee a smooth process and great results for any type of film or photo production.
The company has worked on prestigious local and international productions for clients including Embraer, GM Motors, Ford Motors, Chrysler Motors, Samsung and Smirnoff, as well as agencies such as McCann Erickson Brazil, MBA London, DDB London, JWT Dubai, Leo Burnett Colombia and Neonred Group GMBH Germany.
Recent productions include:
- 'Chevrolet and Você' campaign for GM Motors photographed by Allard van Wielink.
- Samsung 'Diva' photographed by Allard van Wielink with casting and styling by Annik/Produtoras.
- On-location fashion shoot for Barbara Magazine by Allard van Wielink.
- models, actors, casting
Retrato Falado Sao Paulo casting agencies
Under the supervision of Claudia Secaf, Retrato Falado produces and directs castings with an analytical and innovative approach to searching for new faces and talents. It offers a service open to directors, photographers, producers and creative agencies by continually researching and launching ideas, learning and teaching with the experiences it has gained.
Offering more than simple coordination, the company's acting agency has been producing castings for more than 10 years.
Retrato Falado offers more than just the traditional image bank of actors, actresses and models. The company also possesses an exclusive archive of alternative research (street casting), where it has captured the natural beauty of people of all ages and styles. Its low operational costs offer greater agility and lend a more natural feel to the final product.