showcase lisbon issue 115 May 2008Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest edition of Showcase Lisbon, brought to you by Production Paradise. We highlight the very best of the Portuguese visual media industry and, as usual, more information can be found in our directory.
Be sure to check out our featured events:
Cirque du Soleil - Passeio Marítimo de Algés, until 25th May. The world-famous performance troupe brings their latest production 'Quidam' to town.
Rock in Rio - from 30th May until 6th June. The second Lisbon edition of South America's biggest music festival includes performances from the likes of James Morisson, Amy Winehouse, and Lenny Kravitz.
Our cover photo was shot by Mário Príncipe for Blend Magazine.
Artists Group Lisbon commercial production
Great weather, superb locations and cost effective rates all help Artists Group to attract international clients. Recent productions include:
- Four film vignettes for Intouch (Russia).
- Fosters beer, with director Allen Martinez (Ukraine).
- HDI-Gerling, with photographer Anotol Kotte
- Kottler Creative, with Capetown Productions.
- Lotus Cars, with Julian Calverly
Currently in production:
- Mercedes, with Ivo Von renner.
- Mitsubishi, with Joris Van Velsen
- Penny Plain, with Sean Knox.
- Swiss Bank, with photographer Jérôme Bischler.
Travelling Films & Productions Lisbon commercial production
Travelling Films is a production company based in Cascais, Lisbon. Founded in 2005, the company has produced commercials, music videos, documentaries and feature films. Amongst its clients are some of the most widely-known global brands.
The combination of expert know-how and Portugal's great situation allows Travelling Films to increasingly appeal to the international market. The amazing light conditions, diversity of locations, great weather, professional staff and low costs are the perfect attraction for many new clients who come from abroad each year.
Travelling Films invests all its efforts in promoting in-house Directors and offering full production services and facilities.
Check the Gate Lisbon commercial production
Check the Gate offers complete production services in Portugal, France, Morrocco, and Italy. The company recently opened an operational base in Oporto in order to explore the potential of northern Portugal and the Douro Valley.
Check the Gate has a portfolio containing over 70,000 location pictures (in Portugal), including 400 high-end houses that are available free of charge. Find out more at the company's website, which will be fully up and running in June.
Jobs featured in this issue of Showcase include Ford Mondeo by Olaf Veltman, and 'Heartango' from Gabrielle Muccino for INTIMISSIMI, with Monica Bellucci.
Old Dogs - Armando Bacelar Lisbon commercial production
Old Dogs provides a 'hassle free' production experience that focuses on keeping things moving smoothly whilst ensuring the needs of the production and crew are fully met, every time.
The company offers to assist clients in selecting only the most promising communications strategy.
Gaby CORRÊA Productions Lisbon commercial production
The year started really well for Gaby Corrêa Productions. Following a season in Uruguay and Brazil, the company has been expanding its network and full production services to other countries.
Gaby Corrêa Productions provides full production services for still and film shoots not only in Portugal, but also worldwide.
As part of one of the biggest campaigns ever produced in Portugal, numerous Portuguese celebrities and the country's magnificent landscape were both shot by photographer Nick Knight to promote the country to a global audience. Client ICEP for BBDO Portugal.
The company also worked on the new Toyota Corolla Verso campaign, shot in Lisbon by Michael Klein for Publicis UK.
Production Portugal Lisbon commercial production
PSP proudly quotes the testimonial of award-winning client ENNEMM:
"We received top honours at the recent Icelandic Advertising Awards and won a gold medal for Best Television Commercial of the Year for 2007 with The Last Supper. Thanks to you all for your outstanding and highly professional work!" Hjörvar Harðarson, Creative Director, ENNEMM.
Production Services Portugal also enjoyed working with Neue Sentimental Austria and Director Shizue on the recent Suzuki Splash car commercial, shot in Lisbon earlier this year.
Visit the website, contact Patricia Lino, or call +351 916 618 020 for more information.
Hamilton R. Pereira Lisbon photo production
Hamilton R. Pereira has been working as a freelance producer since 1999.
Hamilton R. Pereira Production Management supports international photo productions at every stage of preparation and implementation, and also provides full production services. With widespread expertise and a good network of contacts, the company operates worldwide with particular focus on Brazil, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira), and Germany.
Being fluent native speakers of German and Portuguese is also an advantage.
MÁrio PrÍncipe Photographer Lisbon advertising photographers
The latest production from photographer Mário Príncipe was shot for Blend Magazine, the first screen magazine in Portugal.
The project attempts to distinguish fashion and photography in an eclectic, international context.
Alexander Koch Lisbon advertising photographers
Alexander Koch began working in photography at the age of 15, and was assistant to Will McBride, Clive Davis, Josef Moran and Dilip Meta, among others. Since opening his first studio in 1983, he has worked in advertising, architecture, fashion, industrial photography and reportage, as well as for Reuters and Magnum.
In 1994 he moved to Portugal, first to Porto and then four years later to Lisbon where he set up a high-powered studio and led a production, art direction and postproduction team. His CV includes illustrious names such as Absolut Vodka, Mercedes, Levis, and Hugo Boss, along with various solo and collective exhibitions in England, Germany, Israel and Portugal.
In recent months he has focused on fashion and editorial work, seeking to show new forms of light and capture in the advertising sector. Some of his most recent clients include the magazines Zoot, N-Style, V-Magazine, Vogue and UP (TAP), as well as agents such as McCann, BBDO and Young & Rubicam. At the start of 2008 he created Megabox, an agency to represent athletes for cinema and advertising work, and an official partner of the Olympic Committee.
Simon Frederick Lisbon advertising photographers
Simon Frederick and his production company Seven Visual are now entering a crucial chapter, redefining their philosophy whilst enhancing and reinforcing the strengths of the 'Simon Frederick Photography' brand.
Simon's philosophy is about "providing high quality images to clients that actually sell their products and raise awareness of the brand".
His goal is for final results to completely exceed every client's expectation. With many new clients joining his roster, his latest campaigns include Decenio, Aguas Luso, Hotel Penha Longa and M.A.C.
ANTÓNIA Rosa - Atelier Lisbon styling, hair, makeup agents
Antonia Rosa is one of the most successful make-up artists in Lisbon. Her career has so far been non-stop, and she is always accepting exciting new projects.
Antonia just returned from a shoot in Ibiza for a big budget catalogue, but it is always difficult to know which city she'll be working in next.
Some of her work can be seen in the latest editions of Maxim Magazine, Zoot Magazine, and the Body and Soul Project.
Light Models Lisbon fashion models
Light Models is one of the most established fashion management companies in Portugal, a modelling agency dedicated to the professional management of talents across all categories: men, women, celebrities, special bookings, future faces, brand models, actors, and kids.
Providing a benchmark in terms of management systems and procedures, the agency aims to ensure that both clients and its models maximise their potential by matching project needs with career goals. Light Models combines superior customer service with a dedicated advisory service for each assignment.
The agency's models appear in fashion shows, editorials, cover shoots, TV, and advertising in Europe, America and Asia. The agency is strongly committed to its professional partners, with a dedicated team who share a long-term vision for the industry.
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Spot Lighting Service Lisbon lighting/ electrical material
Spot Professional Lightservice Lisbon has moved to a new central location. In addition to supplying high quality lighting equipment from the likes of Briese and Profoto, Spot offers a range of digital cameras for hire along with everything required for a professional photo shoot.
Spot's usual 100% reliable, 24-hour service can of course be expected, a reputation earned after over 11 years of operation in Spain.
International news: California Sunbounce is now available at Spot Professional Lightservice in both Barcelona and Lisbon. The light reflector and diffuser system is becoming essential equipment for fashion and portrait photographers worldwide.