film & commercial production Apr 2010Featuring creative talent and services from the most interesting industry sectors
Wilderness Films India
Artists Group completed another great two day production for the Russian market and client Tonus Juice. Styled on the film Mamma Mia, the campaign featured an international cast dancing in locations all over Portugal. Wardrobe by Joanne Gatefield, choreography by Marco de Camillis. Directed by Ryan McFaul with Okey Dokey, Moscow. Produced by James Dubec. Release date November.
10 years ago, Artists Group Portugal's promotional material stated the country to be Europe's "best kept secret". Today, this is no longer the case, with Portugal having overtaken every southern European country to become the place to shoot.
Over the last five years, productions involving international clients have grown by a staggering 500%, and the country welcomes new clients from Europe, China, Russia, CIS, The USA, South Africa, and many other destinations on an annual basis.
CheckTheGate continues to work tirelessly in collaboration with many of the leading international companies and brands.
CheckTheGate has a reputation of working seamlessly with clients and taking their projects and ideas to the next level. As a full-service production company, CheckTheGate becomes a true production partner, following every project from concept to completion.
Working with small crews or large-scale projects and providing comprehensive solutions for any type of shoot, the company's production team and technical talents have the capability of bringing a wealth of knowledge to every assignment.
DONE! is a fully integrated production house with a unique business model that positions it as an efficient and effective worldwide partner, both for advertising agencies and direct clients.
The company offers top quality at the most attractive pricing thanks to its worldwide production sites. From offices in Italy (Milan), UK (London), Germany (Munich), Lebanon (Beirut), India (Mumbai) and the Emirates (Abu Dhabi), DONE! provides TV commercials, corporate and product videos, new media video and feature film productions
Clients include Adidas Group, Reebok, Geox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Epta Refrigeration, Maserati, Bellron Group and many other leading international agencies.
Film Planet has a 20-year history in the highly competitive Brazilian filmmaking industry. The company has made more than 3,000 spots, short films, DVDs, documentaries, music videos and live concerts for clients in Brazil, Latin America and overseas.
The quality delivered to each project and the expertise of its teams has driven Film Planet to be the very first Brazilian production company to expand internationally. Its offices in Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro share multilingual crews, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and combine the best features of each market.
Each location offers people who love their work and believe that collaboration and intelligence are the best way to transform ideas into great films.
Katapult Film specialises in high-class music videos, virals and commercials, as well as live recording of concerts and events. Its directors include Philipp Stoelzl, Joern Heitmann, Daniel Lwowski, Hinrich Pflug, Sandra Marscher, Johannes Grebert, Mike Harris, Marc Helfers and Martin Schmitt.
Katapult Film also provides full production services for foreign companies. Its experience allows it to shoot an average of 50 high quality productions per-year. The company produced one of Germany's most popular web series, 'Halt die Klappe', that has so far attracted over 1.2 million viewers.
Clients and artists include Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, EMI, TUI, MTV, DFB, Microsoft, ERGO Versicherungsgruppe, Rammstein, Silbermond, Mando Diao, Herbert Groenemeyer, Tokio Hotel, The Rasmus, Rosenstolz, Bushido, Toten Hosen, Marit Larsen, Stefanie Heinzmann, Jan Delay, and many more.
Awards include: ECHO 2008 and 2009 'Best Video', Designpreis 2007, COMET 2002 and 2005 'Best Video', MTV EMAs Nomination 2005, Eyes and Ears 2002, ADC 2001.
MinusGreen is a new production company based in Istanbul. Formed in 2009 by a young, creative and experienced multilingual crew, the company offers feature film, TV commercial, music video and photography production, line production services and artist management.
MinusGreen collaborates with and represents talented directors, DOPs and photographers, including Miguel Gaudencio, Noaz Deshe, Andy Liew, Renato Novakovic, Jose Pedro Torrez, Emir Khalilzadeh and Atakan Azaplar.
The company has just finished shooting a feature film entitled 'Kar Beyaz'. Previous work included post production for the Volkswagen Caddy TV commercial with the Kangaroo Agency, line production with Vessel Productions for a film and photo book project entitled 'Threads of Compassion' shot in Istanbul by American documentary filmmaker Randi Vaughn, and DOP for still photography by Tarun Chopra and Dustin Kueepler.
The company also provides rental services for Profoto lighting.
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.
Wilderness Films India can scout locations right across the length and breadth of India, Nepal and Bhutan for feature films, TV commercials and documentaries. The company has a database of over 275 locations with pictures and local details to provide clients with instant information. Specialising in outdoor, urban, historical (forts and palaces), wilderness and offbeat locations, especially in the Himalaya and the central Indian heartland, Wilderness Films can provide the highest level of governmental facilitation and clearances, if required.
The company has its own 'Wilderness Mountain Quail field station', a haunted house dating from 1804 and replete with stories, history (the Amir of Afghanistan was kept hostage here and a leopard was shot from the sitting room window), and lots of local anecdotes. It is located a seven-hour drive away from New Delhi, in the hills of Mussoorie, Uttaranchal, at an altitude of 7400 feet. Ideal for location shooting, the house is surrounded by 900 acres of virgin forest, with a variety of quality hotels only 20 minutes drive away.