I was the cinematographer for most of this really well succeed documentary and also a producer of a few of the segments. This doc premiered at the MoMa Museum in New York and was screened in more than fifty film festivals around the world(among them SXSW, HOT DOCS, IN edit, Chicago International Film festival and Rio Cine Festival). It tells the story of Brazilian Music out side Brazil, most in the USA, covering a story that begins in the 40′s till today. We used multiple formats as Mini DV, HD, super 8 and 16mm to accomplish a very unique and eclectic look . It shows my skills as a stage/music performance cameraman, my sit down interview style and creative approach and my cinematography documentary style. We also shot reenactments, so it also showcase my narrative style. I am really interested in getting involved in different and ambitious documentary projects like this one.Let me know about your project.I probably can bring a lot of visual input to it and help you to fine tuning your narrative.
When Carmen Miranda first set foot in New York City for her Broadway debut in 1939, Americans experienced love-at-first-sight with Brazilian culture. The profound fascination of Americans with Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian-Jazz and Brazilectro has been the subject of many compilations, but now for the first time, the story is being told in detail by its main players in the documentary “Beyond Ipanema – America’s Love Affair with Brazilian Music”. Featuring interviews, new performances and classic archival footage, the film will revisit milestones such as Carmen Miranda’s Hollywood heyday, the obsession with the Girl from Ipanema, the timeless Bossa Nova recordings by Frank Sinatra, the commercial success of Sergio Mendes, Caetano Veloso’s acclaimed American performances, the rediscovery of Tropicália and Os Mutantes by college kids, the current seduction of Bebel Gilberto, and much more