Directors

Bruno Pinhal

Producer and Film Director
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Bruno has directed advertising films for major Portuguese and global brands such as Vodafone, MTV, Portugal Telecom, Santander, Sonae, NOS, or Carlsberg Beer. Collaborating with producers such as Ozono, Blue Tangerine, Semba, Garage, Mercurio production, Academy (Brazil), Mixer (Brazil), Home (Brazil / USA).

 

Bruno have an international career, which has led him to shoot in countries like Spain, Greece, South Africa, France, Germany, Angola, and Brazil where he lived between 2009 and 2014.

 

He was distinguished with several prizes of international prestige like: Epica, Eurobest, Cannes Lions, Fiap or Mobius. in 2006 he was nominated for Director of the Year by CCP ( Portugal Creatives Club), in 2007 he was nominated for director of the year, by the “El Ojo Ibero-American festival”.

 

In 2013 he was nominated for the Emmy international awards, for the opening of soap opera Windek.

Sérgio Henriques

Film Director

Sérgio’s work is both energized and cutting edge.

 

His filmes are often visually complex and highly imaginative, employing multilayered special effects combined with live action. This talented director has also shown an additional affinity for classical performance driven work.

 

Over the years Sérgio has developed a remarkable individualized style that has made his work popular with advertising agencies around the world. He is one of the most highly respected directors in Portugal and has host of awards to show for it.

 

Sérgio grew up and was educated in South Africa before settling in Lisbon in the 1990’s. He frequently visits South Africa to see his family or to film a new commercial.

 

Awards: GOLD MEDAL New York Film & TV Advertising awards; BRONZE LION – Cannes Internacional Advertising Festival; BEST DIRECTOR (for 3 consecutive years) Festival Of Portuguese Creatives; GOLD MEDAL (x2) Prisma Awards; SILVER MEDAL Prisma Awards; SILVER MEDAL FIAP; EUROBEST Best TV Commercial; Lampada de Ouro – International Festival of Rio de Janeiro.

David Alcalde

Film Director

Born in Barcelona in June 1970. In 1991 creates DDT Special Effects Company, specialized in Make Up FX and Animatronics construction and design, which leads him to work in over 150 shootings for commercials, features and short films as special effects supervisor and designer for 8 years. His former company won an Oscar Academy Award for Pan’s Labyrinth’s Make Up.

 

His director career begins shooting music videos and works with some of the most important Latin artists -Miguel Bosé, La Mala Rodriguez, Christina Rosenvinge, M-Clan, Luz Casal, Carlos Santana or Alejandro Sanz, between many others- getting a Premio de la Música Award to Best Music Video of the Year. His music videos all together got more than 20 million views only in Youtube.

 

In 1997 he focuses his work on directing commercials. From that moment until now he has worked for clients as Sony Playstation, The Coca Cola Co., Pepsico, Renault, Toyota, Volswagen and Peugeot cars, Canal+, Fuji, Cadbury, Mitsubishi, Sony-Ericsson, Ferrari or Santander Bank on more than 250 commercial jobs.

 

From small boutique agencies to global brands as BBDO, Saatchi&Saatchi, Publicis or EuroRscg, he has been shooting worldwide for countries as Germany, Japan, Italy, the US, Dubai, England and of course Spain for the last 20 years.

 

In 2017 wins the Pantalla de Cristal Awards in Mexico to Best Director and Best Commercial of the Year for his Macronet Infinitum job. In 2018 his on line campaign for Santander Bank “Formula Rock Contest” is awarded with a Bronze Lion in Cannes Festival, and as well with a Golden Sun at the El Sol Latin-American Festival.

Cric

Film Directors

Born and raised in Italy. In the last few years had won three Cannes Lions. They studied literature, philosophy and art, the basis of their style. They like to say that “aesthetic realism is our trademark”. What they mean is the continuous search for the perfect balance between aesthetic harmony and sincere realism of narration.

 

“We love to observe reality and just be inspired, using almost always natural light, asking the most from the actors, spending the right amount of time in preparation and being surrounded by great professionals. Generally we have a simple and basic rule: No fancy tricks”.