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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 Photo and Film directories.

In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working in Brazil, including Abá Management, Claudia Secaf - Casting Director - Retrato Falado, Fernanda Preto, Fernando Mazza Photography, Jorge Lepesteur, Litmedia Productions, Southside Productions and Utopia Films.

Take a look at our recommended events held in the upcoming months:

  • Paraisópolis, Photo exhibition by Renata Castello Branco at Sesc Pompeia - Sao Paulo, from 6 June to 29 July
  • Anima Mundi – International Animation Festiva heldl in Rio de Janeiro from 13 July to 22 July, and in São Paulo from 25 July to 29 July.

Our cover photo was shot by Paulo Vainer for Harper's Bazaar Brasil.

film production companies

Utopia Films Rio de Janeiro commercial production

Utopia Films provides competitive cost options for international producers, leading still photographers and ad agencies shooting in Brazil.

Recent projects include:

  • Cisco Print, Achille Bigliardi, San Franciscol/USA.
  • Dream Hotel, Lisa Film, Germany/Austria.
  • Panasonic with Neymar, Dentsu Japan.
  • TENA DLKW Lowe/onesix7 Prods, London/UK.
  • Fear Factor, Endemol, Mumbai/India.
  • Mastercard print campaign, Raina + Wilson, Montreal/Canada.
  • Pripps Beer, Carlsberg/Colony, Stockholm/Sweden.

British, Brazilian and American, the company is based in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Its network of partners extends through Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Columbia, Equador, Miami and Los Angeles.

photo agents

Abá Management Sao Paulo photo 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 tailor-made teams to specific requirements. 

full photo production

Litmedia Productions Rio de Janeiro full photo production

Litmedia Productions offers professional full service photo shoot and event production all over Brazil with a distinct New York City style.  

The company's experienced and dedicated production team, fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish, provides all the elements required to make clients feel as if they are working at home. Litmedia provides on-set management, art buying, location scouting, set design, casting, catering, local bookings, transportation, equipment rental, travel, visa and customs sssistance.

Litmedia's clients Include Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, L'Oréal, Neiman Marcus and Vogue

Litmedia Productions offers full service production all over Brazil, Argentina and New York.

Email the company or contact Sharon direct for more information.


Southside Productions Brazil PHOTO & FILM PRODUCTION

Southside provides photo and film production services throughout Brazil and worldwide for foreign and local clients.

With an enormous multi-ethnic variety for casting, a wide range of locations and 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:

  • Corporate film production for Deloitte Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Fashion shoot for Fabulous Magazine UK shot by Barnaby Wilshier.
  • Casting production for P&G / Grey Dorland GmbH.
  • Photo essay production for Tomasz Gudzowaty in Sao Paulo.
  • Corporate film production for P&G USA in Sao Paulo.

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, MetroKaltblut Mag, UCE Mag, Unit Mag, Armani Exchange Brazil and many others.


Jorge Lepesteur Sao Paulo advertising photographers

After studying photography at Chabot College in San Francisco, California, Jorge Lepesteur assisted leading fashion and advertising photographers 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.


Fernanda Preto Sao Paulo advertising photographers

Fernanda Preto was born in Brazil in 1978. She received an associated degree in Photography and Graphic Design from the Panamericana School of Arts in São Paulo in 2000, and graduated from Tuiuti University of Paraná in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts.

Her work has been selected by several important photo exhibitions including Itaú Cultural Art Institution for the Mezanino Project of Emerging Photographers, Erotica - the senses in art, at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, and a solo exhibition at Diana Lowenstein Fine Art Gallery in Miami, entitled 'The Lesser Sight Exhaled'.

Fernanda has lived in the Amazon for three years where she has worked on environmental and social issues for clients including Nestlé, Getty Images Latin, The Nature Conservancy and Moore Foundation. She is currently based in São Paulo and is available for assignments worldwide. She also has a project entitled 'Ensaio Pitanga', in which she photographs women's sensuality.

Fernanda mostly works on reportage and travel assignments such as portraiture and editorials. She is represented by Novus Select agency in New York.

models, actors, casting

Claudia Secaf - Casting Director - Retrato Falado Sao Paulo people models

Under the supervision and direction of Claudia Secaf, Retrato Falado produces and directs castings with an analytical and innovative approach to searching for new faces and talents.

The company offers a service open to directors, photographers, producers and creative agencies by continually researching and launching ideas, learning and teaching with the experience it gains.

Producing castings for more than 15 years, Claudia and the Retrato Falado  crew offer more than just the traditional image bank of actors, actresses and models. The company also posses 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 provide greater flexibility and lend a more natural feel to the final product.

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