Monthly Archives: October 2013

HELLO, GOODBYE

TV Series  |  8 Seasons


Stories of who goes, who comes and who stays in Brazil´s main airports are narrated in thrilling tone, shown by pay-TV channel GNT.

The first season of the show premiered in 2011, with 13 episodes. It quickly became a critical sucess and attracted a large audience. It is currently in the eighth season.

The series won the award of Best APCA (Paulista Association of Art Critics) category Televison/Program.

WELCOME, BABY

TV Series | 9 Seasons


The Cine Group debuted another touching reality show in GNT.

Welcome, Baby portrays the most important day in the life of many women: the birth of their children.

Among the stories of mothers of different ages and social classes, the program also shows the day by day of maternity hospitals, showing details of the preparation and process involving the birth of babies.

The 13 episodes have been shot in a maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

WOMEN OF STEEL

Factual  |  2 Seasons


Being a cop in Rio is risky as hell!
Four officers from the Civil Police in Rio take us on an intimate eye witness journey into how they reconcile their feminine sensibility with their dangerous profession.
Season 1: Covers the homicide unit, female protection and anti-drugs unit.
Season 2: Special operations.
Top ratings – GNT

BRAZIL – A GIANT ON THE MOVE

Documentary


Brazil is frequently described as the sleeping giant, finally awaking to realize its full potential.

Its economic power is growing steadily with its international commitments, with the profile to generate a new respect. This profile will be further illuminated in the coming years, because Brazil will host the two most important global sporting events: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. As Brazil is revealed, demonstrating the giant it is, we must know what assured it’s come back for so long and what in its recent history allowed for its inevitable emergence.

In the center of our narrative lies the Brazilian family, showing its perspective throughout many generations and class divisions.

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LAST STOP

Feature Film  |  Drama


“Last Stop” tells the story of an immigration odyssey from Lebanon to Brazil, which has a twist en route.

In the strange claustrophobia of the journey, two childhood friends end up fighting over a woman and one ends up falling over board.

Picked up by the police and sent to prison for not having documents, decades later, he is re-found and asked for forgiveness. But their disparate routes across life and the irreversible sense of time passed presents them with a huge human challenge.

THE INFILTRATOR

Presenter-Lead Factual  |  2 Seasons


Fred Melo Paiva, ex-punk and journalist plunges himself into a number of different universes where he has has to learn new codes in order to make his mark.

In series one he became an MMA athlete, a preacher in an evangelical church, a  porn actor and a private security guard to name a few of his adventures.

Now shooting season 2. Top ratings History Channel Brazil.

COPA DO CAOS

Serie Drama | 13 Episodes


Pipo and Charly, two argentines packed their bags and are in Brazil with one goal: watch the matches of the World Cup.

The first foreign trip of hermanos promises a series of confusions and scrapes from the moment you disembark. The question is whether they will ultimately do well in the land of football.

BRICS

TV Series  |  5 episodes x 52′


The “BRICS – the new middle class” series tells the impact of the economic and social changes in the lives of middle-class families in each of the five countries of the group.

With 42% of the world population, 20% of global GDP and a workforce of 1.5 billion people, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa modernized their economies, increased trade, employment and the income of their populations.

For a week, we followed the routine of five families to tell the changes in their lives. Interviews with experts in many areas help to explain the phenomenon of globalization and the emergence of a new global middle class.

ANGEL OF HAMBURG

Feature Documentary

Selected for Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2014


Aracy was a amazing woman!

From this phrase the director begins his search for Aracy de Carvalho Guimarães Rosa.
Anonymous heroine, died forgetting and being forgotten, Victim of Alzheimer’s in a country without memory.

The only Brazilian recognized between the nations, lived in the shadow of her husband, the famous writer João Guimarães Rosa.
Her subversive activity in the Brazilian consulate in Hamburg saved lives in Nazi Germany. Starting from a very little documentation available and prevented from speaking about her relationship with her ​​husband for copyright issues, the director throws light on this existence through their own personal motives.

And, what starts as a curiosity,suddenly turns into a deep gratitude

Production

Executive Producer: Mônica Monteiro
Director: Caco Ciocler
Co-direction: Alessandra Paiva
Photographer Direction: Jacob Solitrenick e Geronimo Lessa
Visual programming: Rhamay ime e Renata Amado
Sound track: Felipe Grytz
Montage: Caroline Leone, Mariela Falatycki
Original sound track (compososer): Felipe Grytz
Sound designer: Felipe Grytz

COPA COPS

Factual  |  In Development


Copacabana district police station fights a universe of crime that is generated around tourism, sex workers, and the drugs trade.

 

The neighborhood in Rio is an iconic picture post card. A post card that’s gone wrong, with the highest concentration of population per square meter in latin america. And that includes two favelas.

 

We follow key bi lingual officers, as they make attempts to clean up the city prior to the world cup and the Olympic Games. And deal with the eccentric cases that wind up in their station.

 

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DRUMS

Documentary


The sound and rhythm of drums in different musical styles are the central themes of this documentary, produced by Cine Group in 2011, and launched in the Film Festival of Maputo, Mozambique.

The film shows images recorded in Brazil, Qatar, China, Portugal and several African countries. More than just music, ‘’Drums’’ portrays the culture of these nations, with all their differences.

In Brazil, the documentary recorded the vibration of the drums in the ‘’Tambor da Criola’’, typical movement of Maranhão, and listed as intangible heritage of the country.

‘’Drums’’ was screened at the Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, in Qatar.

SEX, LOVE AND THE CLINK

Factual  |  In Development


We follow the transformation of Brazil’s most dangerous women as they are brought into the tough routine of a maximum security prison in Espirito Santo. These are women who have  often murdered their husbands and burnt their houses down.
However, their first contact with routine and discipline is often a life changing experience and quite often as well as habilitating their capacity for social integration, also changes their sexual preference.

In this breathtaking demystification of extreme criminality, the series offers a very surprising portrait of human transformation the prooves that women are capable of re inventing their world outlook and grab a second chance at life.

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ORIENTE-SE

Factual  |  In Development


Oriente-se is an adventure in which Brazilians with roots in the Middle East are invited to visit the homeland and find their ancestors for the first time, whether they speak the local language or not.

 

A blogger, expert on the Middle East, will be the virtual friend of our guests as they encounter their orgins that are very different form Brazil and yet strangely familiar.

 

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BRAZILIAN FAUNA

Wild Life Series  |  In Development


Brazilian Fauna is a series of nature documentaries, with five episodes of 52 minutes.
Each episode has as narrative guide a specific animal. Through it, we wil unravel the wonders and challenges of its relations with other animals and the environment where it lives.

In nature, animals relate in diverse ways: through the struggle between predator and prey, through symbiotic relationships or by sharing the same space – even if in different ways.
By registering these dynamics, we will approach, besides the protagonist species, other representative species of each biome.

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NEXT DOOR

Drama Series | 13 Episodes x 52′ | In Development


From the same creators of the movie “The Man Next Door”, Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, “Next Door” brings up the controversial relationship between neighbors: people with absolute nothing in common but a simple thin wall. As in life, the format also dances through the genres, one day is drama, the next comedy, the other a triller…always with a handy smile, a neighbor courtesy.

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VALUES OF GUINEA

Documentary


Africa crossed the Atlantic and spread to the four corners of Brazil. It left its mark on religion, skin color and gastronomy. Even so, the relationship between the continent and our country is not confined to the past. Over the past eight years, 16 new Brazilian embassies were opened on the continent and our interests there, only increases. Our neighbors are developing and rebuilding. Many of its countries have an accelerated growth rate, averaging 12% per year. The world opens its eyes to Africa, but it lacks information about its diversity, its people and its prospects.

Values of Guinea will gather knowledge about a part of the continent that is becoming more prominent. The documentary will feature natural beauty, typical cuisine and the Guinean culture. It will be a tool to bring Brazil closer to its new business partner. From first-person accounts, we get to know the country through the eyes of its children.

FACES OF MALAWI

Documentary


For the first time, Brazilians will have the chance to know Malawi from the eyes of their people.

Century-old tales will be told on-screen. The documentary seeks to discover the customs and cultural features of Malawi, the dances and traditions that permeate the cheerful and welcoming population, depicting an immaterial heritage of the African continent.

MAMA AFRICA

Documentary


Emergent Africa: not of poverty, war and loss, but of optimism and new horizons.

The series is a portrait of a new vision shared by Africans in Mozambique, South Africa, Senegal, Malaui, Marroco, Suazilinand, New Guinea, Cape Verde and Ghana.

AFRICAN PRESIDENTS

Factual  |  15 episodes x 52′


From Egypt to South Africa. From Ivory Coast to Mozambique.

In each episode, the series brings great stories about the countries and an exclusive interview with their head of state. The proposal is to face the barrier of misinformation and provide a balanced, comprehensive and modern view about the African continent. The film shows historical aspects, characteristics, potential, problems and local culture. Further, it presents the life and career respective Presidents.

GOAL: EDUCATION

Documentary


Goal: Education

Different countries, different answers
The series talks about the educational system of PISA’s (International Program of Students Evaluation, in portuguese) most successful countries, which is organized and coordinated by OCDE (Organization to Cooperation and Economic Development, in portuguese).
The show presents experiences that can stimulate innovations in Brazilian schools. In order to comprehend the position of education in such different countries as Finland, Korea, Chile, China, Canada and Brazil, the Futura channel went into the classrooms and spoke to students, their parents, their teachers and specialists that articulate the connections between educational politics and daily practices.