Roberto Gervitz: The Restoration of “Happy Old Year”

With a thirty-year plus career, writer and director Roberto Gervitz – born in New York City in 1957 – has alternated himself between the documentaries shot in the 1970s, which would show the political and working classes of Brazil at the time, and fiction films that would finally give him recognition by the end of the 1980s,(…) Leia mais

The Aesthetics of Subjectivity

By José Geraldo Couto The book Happy Old Year, by Marcelo Rubens Paiva, originally published in 1982 and an immediate best-seller, already used fictional narrative techniques to tell the very personal story of its author, having as its dramatic core the accident which left him quadriplegic at 20 years of age. So much so that(…) Leia mais

Understanding A Product: Design for DVD

In one of the many conversations we’ve had so far with product designer Jake Meier – from Estúdio Nômada, and the responsible for the entire layout and graphism conception for Sincronia Filmes –, one thing became clear from the very beginning: design is something serious and needs to be thought of having a whole bunch(…) Leia mais

We Never Forget Our First DVD

As part of the process for the creation of a distribution label for Sincronia Filmes – which will be responsible both for the projects produced inside the production company as well as the acquisition of other films, series and third parties content –, it is our pleasure to announce the arrival of the first DVD(…) Leia mais

Sincronia Distributor!

It was a dream nourished by the Sincronia Filmes director and founder, filmmaker Emanuel Mendes, since the company’s inception: being an audiovisual production company as well as a distribution company for the cinema and other media. “In one word: independence”, sumarizes producer Janaina Zambotti. “We know there’s no one better to take care of their(…) Leia mais

Making Technology

During the production of The Social Technology, many were the instants where the crew saw opportunities to take photos on the shooting and on the places. Check out some of the best clicks of the making of:

The Sublime Sound of Julianna Barwick

When one hears her sound for the very first time, there’s a feeling of awe and astonishment – where does such a sublime and full of enchantment music come from? From another world? The unique sound of Julianna Barwick – an American singer/songwriter born in Louisiana – first formed by her participation in church choir(…) Leia mais

Mamma Africa

“Do you know what a Hackathon is?” was the first question everybody heard when they wanted to know what was the documentary feature film The Social Technology about – especially after the film had been officially contemplated to start production, with an international support from the United States. “That was the question both me and(…) Leia mais

Official Trailer for “The Social Technology”

After some months finishing and fine-tuning the cinema version of The Social Technology – Sincronia Filmes first feature film –, here it is also the official trailer of the movie, edited right after the film itself. At four minutes, “a little longer than usual for this kind of film”, says producer Janaina Zambotti, the piece(…) Leia mais

Film Poster as Art

It’s no recent event that the cinema poster has been widely regarded as a form of art in itself – an indelible and flawless tool in order to help (and sometimes destroy) the career of a movie. But posters in general must be conceived, in all their form, with the concept and ideas of the(…) Leia mais