Urbano Team

Marco Antônio Pereira, business administrator and postgraduate in cultural management, is the founder of Urbano Filmes and the driving force of this urbanity present on the lens of the company and in the artistic-cultural projects done by him since the nineties. Marco migrated to the the cinematographic world in 2013 with the execution of his first long length film, the documentary Paisagem Carioca – Vista do Morro, produced in a completely independent way. Since then he develops projects of series, short and full length brazilian movies and in co-production with countries as Uruguay, Portugal, Cuba and Tunisia.

Majored in Business at PUC-Rio, he started his story in audiovisual as an intern at CINEBRASiLTV channel, where got hired full time. He then became part of the curatorship of the channel during the implementation of changes brought by the Cable’s Law in July 2012. Also while working for CINEBRASiL TV, he participated in several events as Rio Content Market, receiving producers and projects for the channel. Participated in the first public calls released by the channel using resources from the newly-founded PRODAV. In June of 2015, he leaves CINEBRASiLTV and founds the LF Serviços, currently works as a distributor and executive producer in TV programs and movies exhibition in various screens, with the highlight in the partnership with Urbano Filmes through the distribution of the long length film “Paisagem Carioca – Vista do Morro” and the finalization of the long length films “Uruguai” and “Caminho das Pedras”.

Raised in the suburbs of Havana, Rei started producing 3-dollar movies when he was 16, shaping part of the audiovisual collective KLA FILMES, a cooperative where all the integrants produced, act and wrote scripts about the marginality and violence in the suburbs of Havana and, were filmed with formulas of micro budget. His passion for the indie sense of recording stories drove him to study TV and Cinema’s Production at the Instituto Superior de Arte de Havana (ISA), then at Escuela Internacional de Cine e Televisión de San Antonio de los los Baños (EICTV) and finally at the Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro de Rio de Janeiro (ECDR). In 2011 the collective KLA FILMES came to an end and Rei decides to create FILA 20 FILMES, a audiovisual production company dedicated to produce first works from new talents of the cinema area, always with cinema indie formulas, highlighting itself for a special respect for the creative freedom of the authors. In five years, FILA 20 FILMEs produced Alumbrones (2011), Pelo la Noche (2011), Tiempo de Partir (2012), La Corrosión de La Memoria (2013), El Estreno (2014), Molina’s Borealis 2 a.k.a. Sarima (2014), Yusniel (2014), Yunaisy (2015), Crepúsculo (2015), Four Doors (2015) and Rei worked as producer of the movie Numa Escola de Havana (2014). Recently he wrote the book “Como ser um ponte?”, a manual about how to produce with a low budget. He teaches a subject of exercises of 3-minute fiction at EICTV and is General Coordinator of Nuevas Miradas, a platform of Development and Networking for new producers in Latin America.

Editor and director in cinema and television. Video artist. Post graduated in Computer Graphics at COPPE/UFRJ and expertise in cinema at UCLA. Post graduated in Documentary Cinema at FVG Rj under orientation of Eduardo Escorel. Studied Philosophy, Contemporary Photography and History of Art at Escola de Artes Visuais in Parque Lage. Also studied documentary management, cinema and anthropology with Eduardo Coutinho, Eduardo Escorel e João Moreira Salles. Professor of teary and practice of assembly at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro/ RJ. As a video artist she develops authorial works of video installations for museum and galleries, having participated in individual and collective exhibitions in Bienal do Mercosul, Paço Imperial RJ, Oi Futuro RJ, InstitutoTomie Ohtake SP, Arco08-Espanha, SP Arte, Festival Biennal des Arts et de la Culture/ Europalia.brasil, Museu do Futebol and Museu de Arte do Rio. In the past 15 years she has edited for several directors such as Silvio Da-Rin (documentaries Missão 115 and Mamirauá, in 2018), João Jardim (Liberdade de Gênero, in 2017), Betse de Paula (Guardiãs da Floresta and Luz e Sombra, in 2017), Jair de Souza (video installations for the Museu do Futebol and MAR), Murilo Salles (Nome Próprio, És Tu Brasil), José Mariani (documentaries Um Sonho Intenso, in 2014 and Livre Pensar, in 2018), Roberto Mader (Condor, best documentary. FestRio 2017), Victor Lopes (documentary Betinho, in 2016), Sergio Bloch (editing coordinator of the series Sobre Rodas and Na Boca do Povo), with movies screened in the cinema and television (History Channel, GNT, Multishow, RTP, TV Cultura, Canal Futura, TV Globo). Co-directed the documental serie Guardiãs da Floresta (2017), directed by Betse de Paula, screened by Cine Brasil TV. She is co-directing the long length film “Ultima Gravação” (near conclusion), with Isabel Cavalcanti, produced by Modo Operante/Cine Brasil TV. Also directed the short Penélope (with Helena Varvaki, in 2006), exhibited in several national and international festivals.

Created in 1997 by Cavi Borges, the Cavideo rental company specialized itself in movies of art and rare movies and quickly became reference between the film-lovers in Rio. In 1999, the Cavideo starts to organize film festivals and also becomes a cineclub. Starts to organize and support others cineclubs such as of the group Nós do Morro, Cineclube Reperiferia and the Cineclube Plano Geral, and others. At the same time promotes events as exhibitions, meetings, DVDs releases, books and parties and helps the creation of another 22 cineclubs, being one of the responsibles for the return of the film society movement in Rio de Janeiro. In 2005 the rental company segments and also becomes a film production company, making documental and fiction short and feature films, always in partnership with several cultural groups. Keeps sponsoring the culture in general of independent artists, of the theatre, literature, music and festivals. In 2007 launches the project “Curtas na Prateleira”, iniciative which consists on the free distribution or short films. In the first edition made available the collection of the company with 50 short films for their associates. Right after the project takes shape involving various partners all over Brazil. In total they are 50 short films DVDs with approximately 350 movies distributed in 30 sites (rental companies, cineclubs, institutions, universities, ext) to be made available freely for the final public. For this project wins the “JOVEM EMPREENDEDOR DO CINEMA BRASILEIRO” award and participates in the world stage in London. Also creates the stamp Original, which launched 24 classic and new brazilian movies in DVD, from “O Homem que Virou Suco” (1981) to “Do Luto à Luta” (2005).The next in the list are the documentaries “Garapa” (2009), directed by José Padilha and “A Lira do Delírio” (1978), a classic from Walter Lima Jr. From a simple rental movie company and event productions, Cavideo became a cooperative production company, a truly digital movie maker factory of many cinematographers from the new generation, who make movies less expensive, some for only R$50,000 and, always seeking for collectivity and partnerships. In 10 years of existence, the Cavideo Produtora has already produced 92 shorts and 42 feature movies, in a total of 183 awards in national and international festivals. Shorts such as “A distração de Ivan”, chosen in Cannes festival, with more than 10 awards and long length movies as “L.A.P.A” and “Riscado”, chosen in festivals all over the world are part of this collection that has been growing every year. In 2014 participated in 70 national and international festivals with the movie “CIDADE DE DEUS – 10 anos depois”, “DOIS CASAMENTOS”. “FAROESTE” and “UM FILME FRANCÊS”. Organizes the “ROSEMBERG 70” exhibition at Caixa Cultural showing all the 60 extremely rare movies from the illustrious director Luiz Rosemberg Filho, in addition to launch DVDs and books of the director in the same event. Currently has 12 feature length films being finalized that might be released in the cinemas in 2016. And thus Cavideo has been building his history in the market of national cinema, with a independent movie production that never stops.