showcase buenos aires issue 329 Mar 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest issue of Showcase Buenos Aires, brought to you by Production Paradise. We present the very best of the city's 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 out of Buenos Aires: 7 Seas Productions, Alejandro Mezza Photographer, Avracadavra, Blumencweig + Benitez, Brite Productions Latin America, Jacaranda Films, Los Vocalino, Pose It, Rocket To The Moon, The Thing, Töro, Urko Suaya and Ximena Etchart Photography.
Our cover image was shot by Urko Suaya.
- photo production
7 Seas Productions Buenos Aires photo production
7 Seas recently produced for OTTO subsidiary Schwab in Buenos Aires and Colombia, where the company maintains a small production office in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast.
7 Seas' local producer is a veteran of the Cartagena film festival that is dedicated to modern Latin American cinema. Colombia is a sure bet for 7 Seas, with over 5000 amazing location photos available for layouts and shoot preparation from the company's recently relaunched website.
German people and lifestyle photographer Christoph Siegert recently shot on a hacienda near Buenos Aires, with smooth production provided by Maria. 7 Seas producer Facundo is currently busy in a Buenos Aires film studio with a long duration Walt Disney production for a kids channel.
Brite Productions Latin America Buenos Aires photo production
"Having been a freelance producer for 23 years, I know what it's like to be in the trenches. No matter what the agency threw at Guille & Flor, they answered with a smile and did what was asked of them. Never a defensive word, never a request for more money - Brite Productions stands tall in my book. I look forward to sending more shoots to Brite - often! The dollar goes far, the wines are smooth, and the production is exceptional! Thanks team!" Tim Mitchell, Producer, NYC.
"What can I say about Brite Productions? Here is a company that listened to our photography requests and came back with exceptional locations for us to shoot. From handling our talent needs, to transportation, lodging, dining, locations - it was all taken care of in great fashion. We had a British photographer, a Czech assistant and three New Yorkers, yet somehow we all came together in a seamless way and the end result showed, with spectacular images to present to our client. We truly could not have done this without Guillermo and Florencia leading the way. Many thanks, and we look forward to our next trip back to Argentina!" Marc Pepin, Art Buyer, Rapp, NYC.
Avracadavra Buenos Aires photo production
Avracadavra offers creative production solutions for every market need. Fully dedicated to photography, the company provides support to photographers, advertising agencies and foreign production companies all over the world, with expertise shooting in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and The United States.
Services include casting, location scouting, equipment rental, permits, assistants, acommodation, and everything related to photographic production and post production for advertising and fashion clients.
Renowned for its hard work, the company always strives to deliver the finest final results.
Clients: Coca Cola, Ford Motors, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Moët & Chandon, Diesel, GSK, Canon, Unilever, Playboy…
TÖRO Buenos Aires photo production
TÖRO represents Leninbäk, Hendrik Nennecke, El Negro Pizzorno, Diego Salas, Magalí Polverino, Nicolas Saïd, Sebastián Friedman and Carlos Herrmann; a group of exquisite and unique artists who excel in their respective fields and all share the same commitment to creating work that goes beyond expectation.
Buenos Aires' newest production company also provides full production and post production services for print and video clients across Latin America as well as in Europe through its London-based partners The Production Department.
Managed by Cecilia dos Santos and Ulises da Silva, TÖRO has worked on numerous productions for advertising agencies, brands, photographers, directors, foreign production companies and editorial clients worldwide.
POSE IT Buenos Aires photo production
Pose It is a production service company for photo shoots based in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, providing full production service support across Argentina and Uruguay for still photography.
Pose It recently provided service to Tag Worldwide (UK) with British photographer Nick Georghiou for Range Rover, Atelier Management (USA) with British photographer Lorenzo Agius for Unilever's 'I Can´t Believe It´s Not Butter!', ManaMediaGroup (Europe) with Swiss photographer Gian Paul Lozza for Converse, Movielab (Greece) with Argentine photographer Mauro Alfieri for Vodafone, and Peugeot (France) with French photographer Patrick Sautelet for the Peugeot 207.
- film production companies
Jacaranda Films Buenos Aires commercial production
Jacaranda Films is a Buenos Aires and Montevideo-based production company providing full production service support across Argentina and Uruguay for still photography, commercials, documentaries and feature films.
Jacaranda Films recently provided production service to Lankford Films (USA), Henry de Czar (France) for CNIEL, Paranoid (USA) for Kleenex, Cinelande (Canada) for Air Canada, Moonwalk Films (France) for Credit Agricole, Quad Productions (France) for Peugeot 408, Moxie Pictures (USA) for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Partners Film (Canada) for Lactantia and Robot Films (USA) for Ritz Crackers.
With director Karina Insausti, Jacaranda Films produced work this year for Danone Actimel and Activia, as well as most recently for Villa del Sur and insurance company Sancor Seguros.
Jacaranda produced six Movicel commercials with director Pablo Casacuberta, and is currently finishing the post production of a new Movicel campaign of eight commercials shot in Angola, South Africa, Portugal and Brazil.
ROCKET TO THE MOON Buenos Aires commercial production
Rocket to the Moon is an advertising production company based in Buenos Aires. Covering both film and photography, its international department has first-class experience in production service.
With production teams in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile the company offers a wide range of amazing locations and is the ideal local partner for productions in South America.
Clients include Coca-Cola, Quilmes, Unilever, Sedal, Orange, Carlsberg, Knorr, Motorola, Volvo, Kellogg's, Ford, Cadbury's, Pinesol, Pritt and many others.
Look out for Rocket USA coming this year.
The Thing Buenos Aires commercial production
The Thing is a creative production company based in Buenos Aires, creating and developing content for TV and web and executing ideas and producing to the highest international standards.
With more than 10 years of experience working with major broadcasters around the world, the company specialises in producing broadcast and digital content for kids, teens and young adults.
Clients include MTV Networks, Discovery Networks, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon and more.
Visit the website or contact The Thing direct for more information.
Blumencweig + Benitez Buenos Aires advertising photographers
Blumencweig + Benitez has been working on several projects over the past few months. Recent work includes:
- La Vuelta, launch of a new brand from the Coca-Cola Company for Del Campo Nazca/Saatchi&Saatchi.
- Atma ’11 campaign, TBWA Buenos Aires.
- Sidra 'La Victoria', LADO-C.
- Publirevistas 'Living', LADO-C.
- Bago Lab for Fischer America.
- Personal work for TBWA Buenos Aires.
- Bols Neggo for Liebre Amotinada.
- Luxaflex, Hunter Douglas for TBWA Buenos Aires.
- Primera Huella S/S'12 campaign.
- Comissioned editorial portraits for Rolling Stone, Bacanal and La Petite Mag from the USA.
Lucila has also been exhibiting her personal work at Buenos Aires Photo 2011. Blumencweig + Benitez is currently in pre-production on a special image bank for Cruceros Costas that will be shot in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Los Vocalino Buenos Aires advertising photographers
It's all been good news for Los Vocalino over the last six months.
The company produced the integral Samsung campaign for the Rugby World Cup with celebrity “Puma” Juani Hernández. Leo Burnett also chose Los Vocalino for an Arcor launch campaign, while Ogilvy did the same for their latest campaign with AmEx.
BBDO selected the company to launch their campaign for Valentine's Day with one of Pepsico's hottest brands, Paso de los Toros.
At El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Los Vocalino won two Golds with a campaign for Diesel Mexico, a Bronze at Diente awards, a Gold and a Bronze in Victoria Alada Mexico, and a Bronze at Círculo de Creativos Mexico.
Alejandro Mezza Photographer Buenos Aires advertising photographers
Buenos Aires-based conceptual still life photographer Alejandro Mezza is available for international editorial and commercial assignments.
Specialising in interior, product, food and catologue photography, he works comfortably in the studio or out on location.
Alejandro regulary collaborates with some of the leading international interior magazines, including Whondesign (Germany), Elle Deco (Spain), Elle Decoration (UK edition), Elle Dekop (Russia), Whonen (Austria), Residence (Holland), and many more.
His work is represented by agencies in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark and Italy.
Urko Suaya Buenos Aires fashion photographers
Urko Suaya is based in Buenos Aires and specialises in fashion, advertising and beauty photography for clients such as Paula Cahen D'anvers, Ayres, Paruolo and Prüne as well as many other leading Argentinean fashion brands.
Featured in this Showcase:
- Paruolo Fall/Winter 2012.
- Ayres Fall/Winter 2012.
- Prüne Fall/Winter 2012.
- Paula Cahen D'anvers Fall/Winter 2012.
- Naomi: Osea 3.0.
- Calu Rivera for Galera Magazine.
- Kermesse: Regia Magazine.
- Sofia: BAPhoto.
Visit the website for more information.
Ximena Etchart Photography Buenos Aires advertising photographers
Freelance photographer Ximena Etchart was born and raised in Buenos Aires.
Always curious and looking for new opportunities to expand her experience as a photojournalist and documentary photographer, Ximena currently lives and works in the Argentine capital from where she is developing her career in the fields of photojournalism, documentary, editorial and advertising photography.
Her recent awards include recognition in the IPA Awards and WPA, where she was awarded an honorable mention in the 'Landscape' category for her series 'Storms'.
Ximena is available to work both nationally and internationally.