showcase brazil issue 313 Dec 2011Featuring 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 feature the very best of the Brazilian visual media industry, with more information available in our dedicated Photo and Film directories.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working from Brazil, including Abá Management, Amaury Simoes, Andre Klotz, Capture Brazil, Cine, Debby Gram, Fernando Mazza Photography, Gabriel Rinaldi, Jorge Lepesteur, Marcel Caram, Oppido Kuwabara Photography, Produtoras, Southside Productions, Utopia Films and Vagalume Animation Studios.
Our cover photo was shot by Gui Paganini.
- film production companies
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.
Utopia Films Rio de Janeiro commercial production
Utopia Films provides competitive cost options for international producers shooting in Brazil, as well as leading still photographers and ad agencies.
The company's expertise allows it to anticipate problems and provide solutions with integrity and professionalism. With 20 years of preparation, speed is a requirement that Utopia Films excels in. Its objectives include being the leading choice, recognising that service is equally as important as production, and providing satisfaction and repeat
The company's speciality is 'making pigs fly'. With a mix of British, Brazilian and American, the company is based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo but has a network of partners extending through Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Columbia, Equador, Miami and Los Angeles.
- post production
Vagalume Animation Studios Sao Paulo CGI & 3D
Vagalume Animation Studios is a Brazilian company specialised in 3D animation and special effects for the advertising, institutional and feature film markets, with international standards and high-quality work that is recognised around the world.
Founded in 2005, Vagalume became one of the most important 3D and post production companies in Brazil. Its highly talented team of awarded artists offers outstanding quality as well as a fresh and artistic approach to clients' needs. Vagalume can assure a commitment to deliver excellence at every step of the creative process without compromising on a project's schedule.
Realising the growth of 3D Stereoscopic applications, Vagalume Animation has applied its expertise in this new field across advertising and cinematic projects. Constantly seeking new challenges, the company is renowned for its strong research and development skills, regularly surprising clients with stunning new techniques.
Fernando Mazza Photography Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Sao Paulo-born fashion photographer Fernando Mazza, graduated in Social Communication from the Methodist University of Sao Paulo and went on to study Photography at the Escola Panamericana de Artes.
Fernando spent much of his time living in and experiencing New York, where he completed a number of workshops at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Specialising in fashion photography, he undertakes all his own post production and finishing work to ensure a complete identity across his images.
Fernando's clients include Reebok, Roca Wear, Carrefour, Zoomp Jeans, Handbook Fashion, Smirnoff, Harald, Itapoa Shoes, Hammerhead, Giacometti Agency, BBN Brazil, Metro, and many others.
Jorge Lepesteur Sao Paulo advertising photographers
After studying photography at Chabot College in San Francisco, California, Jorge Lepesteur assisted the leading fashion and advertising photographer in Brazil before beginning his own career in 2001.
Jorge has shot for clients including Nokia, Fiat, Vogue, Stimuli, Rolling Stone, Joyce Pascowitch, FOLLOW and TRIP.
With a keen eye for detail, he tries to match the fantasy of his images with real life in a simple and provocative way.
Debby Gram Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Debby Gram is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian photographer specialised in fashion and beauty who contributes to both national and international assignments as well as advertising campaigns. She has been shooting professionally since 2000 and has taken part in a number of art exhibitions.
Visit her website for more information.
Oppido Kuwabara Photography Sao Paulo advertising photographers
"Large cities and their emblematic landscapes. Oscar Niemeyer and his Contemporary Art Museum in Niteroi, spaces that transform into installations at Paulista Avenue, houses that dialogue with the urban and the coastal nature, the Louis Vuitton store in São Paulo, ultimately the man building his scenery is what we present in these images"
Gabriel Rinaldi Sao Paulo advertising photographers
With an interest in many areas of photography, Gabriel Rinaldi easily transits from culture to showbiz, business to politics, creating his own vision of dramatic narratives and portraiture.
After graduating from RIT and living in NYC for seven years, Gabriel returned to Brazil in 2009 and is now based in Sao Paulo. Since 2006, he has won more than 35 international awards from the likes of Kodak, Addys and Westcott and has received 30 awards from IPA, including four 'Honorable Mentions' in the International Photography Awards 2011.
His ability to translate artistic vision to commercial assignments has brought him major clients in advertising, such as Coca-Cola, Itaú and Johnson & Johnson, as well as editorial assignments including Forbes, Bloomberg, Exame, Bravo, Trip, Estilo, Playboy and Crescer, among many others.Visit Gabriel's website to see more of his work.
andre klotz Sao Paulo advertising photographers
André Klotz was born in São Paulo in 1977. He has spent most of his childhood in his home city, and most of his adult life abroad.
Back living in his home country for a couple of years now, he specialises in photographing people. He has been published by Casa Vogue, Rolling Stone, Trip, Tpm, Men's Health, Época, Red Report, National Geographic Traveler and others, and has completed commercial work for clients including Kimberly-Clark, Meio & Mensagem, Singenta and Votorantim.
When not shooting, André can be found at the cinema or cooking for family and friends.
Amaury Simoes Sao Paulo advertising photographers
Amaury Simões is a Sao Paulo-based photographer who has been working in the market since 1988 specialising in fashion and advertising photography.
With an adventurous yet perfectionist eye, Amaury believes that only by overseeing the entire creative process - from capture to post production - is it possible to achieve the desired results.
Both rational and a dreamer, Amaury's work is distinguished by his remarkable use of contrasting lighting as well as the clarity of his images that define his own unique style.
- photo production
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.
Capture Brazil Rio de Janeiro location service and scouts
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with its sexy hot beaches, lush forests, exotic culture, diverse architecture and sunny blue sky. Capture Brazil can take care of every production need with total dedication and professionalism to make shooting in Rio the ultimate experience.
The company has worked with clients including H&M, Avon, Mercedes, Volvo, Audi, Shell, Phonak, Syngenta, Carlsberg, Playboy, Marie Claire, Vogue, Otto, Freundin Magazine, Maxim, Visoo, Renner, Levis, VIX Swimwear and Azaleia Footwear.
Capture Brazil is already looking forward to next season and welcoming old and new clients alike to experience the pleasure and amazement of Rio and the many other fantastic regions Brazil has to offer. The company thanks everyone who helped make this season such a successful one.
- models, actors, casting
Produtoras Sao Paulo casting directors
Annik Buzian is a casting director and stylist working for clients across the advertising market. Streamlining and simplifying casting solutions, she specialises in uncovering exciting new faces.
"The pleasure I have in my life and work are responsible for the motivation and eagerness I have to discover and study the profile and scope of every new person I meet. This makes my work specific and qualitative so I can make every campaign more real and unique to each individual client. It is part of the routine of my job and of my team to find new faces from different tribes that don't usually fall under the traditional casting system."
Annik does casting in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, London and Germany. Visit her website for more information.
- styling, hair, makeup
Abá Management Sao Paulo styling, hair, makeup agents
Created and managed by ex-booker Hemerson Fabiano (IMG, Ford, Elite), ABÁ Management specialises in managing the careers of photographers, stylists, make-up artists, executive producers, casting and art directors, illustrators and scenographers.
The agency's aim is to gather under one roof the best national and international backstage professionals to efficiently help the advertising and fashion markets. The ABÁ team can also advise fashion brands looking to change the way they communicate with their public, and its professionals are at clients' disposal to produce exclusive ad campaigns. ABÁ's executive producers give clients personalised treatment and match tailormade teams to specific requirements.
- post production
Marcel Caram Belo Horizonte creative post production
Marel Caram is based in Belo Horizonte and produces digital art and illustrations.
He focuses on producing posters printed on photographic paper and licensing images for commercial purposes.
Visit his website for more information.