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Grifa Filmes

Grifa Filmes

Twice nominated for the International Emmy Awards, Grifa Filmes is a high quality Brazilian producing company focused on great documentaries and series for the international market. Specializes in national and international co-productions, for over 20 years Grifa Filmes has been creating awarded productions for television and Theaters.

Main Activities: Production

Content Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Knowledge, Current Affairs e History & Civilization

Previous Partners: Gedeon Programmes (FRA), Pimiento (CAN), YAP Films (CAN), ZED (FRA), Gebrueder Beetz (GER)

Content Broadcasted In: ARTE/ZDF (France/Germany), NHK (Japan), Discovery, NATGEO, HBO, France 3, France 5, CBC (Canada),BBC

Contact

Fernando Dias
Fernando Dias Fernando Dias +55 11 99451-0066 fernando@grifafilmes.com
Mauricio Dias
Mauricio Dias Mauricio Dias +55 (11) 9 9239 4354 mauricio@grifafilmes.com

Rua General Furtado do Nascimento 740 cj 74 - Alto de Pinheiros
São Paulo / SP
+55 (11) 3021-8330

LULA - President or Prisoner

Current Affairs / Feature Film / 4K

Format: 1 x 90'

Target: Adult

Project status: In Production

Looking for: Broadcaster e Pre-sales

Synopsis: LULA - President or Prisoner is a character-driven documentary feature about the corruption system in Brazil told through the trajectory of former president Luiz Ina?cio Lula da Silva. The film will present the events and characters that led to the current huge political crisis in Brazil, which will culminate in the events of October 2018, during the most tense presidential elections in decades.

To be completed in: 2019

Co-production: Gebrueder Beetz (Germany)

Highlights: Exclusive Access

Isabella - A true history of child trafficking

Crime / Docs & Factual / Miniseries / 4K

Format: 5 x 60'

Target: Adult

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Co-production Partner e Pre-sales

Synopsis: Isabella was stolen from her Brazilian mother and sold to a French couple when she was a baby. As a young woman, she started to investigate her origins and uncovered a bleak tale of murder and child trafficking.

To be completed in: 2020

Broadcasted: Canal Brasil


Flying Rivers

Current Affairs / Science & Knowledge / Docs & Factual / Telefilm / Non-Scripted Format / 4K

Format: 1 X 80' / 1 X 52'

Target: All ages

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Broadcaster e Pre-sales

Synopsis: This scientific-factual documentary will show how the incredible “Flying Rivers” come about and of their vital importance to the planet. Forming in the Amazon and often have a greater volume of water than the Amazon River itself, they are right above our heads! Due to deforestation, they are diminishing with dramatic consequences for economic and environmental conditions throughout the world.

To be completed in: 2019

Co-production: ZED (France)

Broadcasted: In negociation

Teaser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1f6-ku_C61uUzRsTXZnWno5elU/view

OPERATION PEDRO PAN

History & Civilization / Feature Film / 4K

Format: 1x70’/ 1 x 52’

Target: Adult

Project status: In Post Production

Looking for: Pre-sales

Synopsis: This documentary tells the story of one of the Cold War’s lesser known and most tragic events: the dispatch of over 14,000 Cuban children to the United States between 1960 and 1962. Through archival footage and interviews with historians and the children who participated in Operation Pedro Pan, the film examines that episode from both Cuban and American perspectives.

To be completed in: 2018

Broadcasted: Canal CURTA! (Brazil)

Highlights: Selected to the History Pitch at Sunny Side of the Doc 2017.

Teaser: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1f6-ku_C61uOUdDd2ladlNEalU/view


ZAATARI - The Desert That Became Home

Current Affairs / Feature Film / Full HD

Format: 1 x 90'/ 1 x 52'/ 1 x 30'

Target: Adult

Project status: In Post Production

Looking for: Broadcaster , Pre-sales e Distribution

Synopsis: Built in the middle of the desert, Zaatari was to be a temporary home for the Syrians who fled the horrors of war. But as the conflict deepened and the refugees lost all hope of returning home, they turned the camp into a permanent settlement and a bustling economic centre. This film is an attempt to let them be heard far beyond the barbed wire fences that encircle the camp.

To be completed in: 2017

Co-production: Gebrueder-Beetz Filmproduktion, ZDF/Arte (DE), Globo Filmes, GloboNews, Canal Brasil and Nós! (BR)

Broadcasted: ZDF/Arte (Germany/France); GloboNews and Canal Brasil (Brazil)

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/214889996

Invaders

Format: 6 x 52'

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Co-production Partner

Synopsis: As a consequence of human activity on Earth, animals are domesticated, transported or forced to invade new environments. This documentary series will show how these exotic species cause the impoverishment of ecosystems and the extinction of native species, threatening the planet’s biodiversity.

To be completed in: 2017


In Search of the Giants of the Americas

Science & Knowledge / Telefilm / 4K

Format: 1 x 90'

Target: All ages

Project status: In Development

Looking for: Pre-sales

Synopsis: Constructed both to inform and to entertain, this scientific doc will weave new science, past discovery, exotic locations and 3D animation in a suspenseful narrative. It will take the viewer on a journey through pre-historic times and dramatic and incredibly beautiful landscapes, as we re-create a lost world once dominated by these little known but awesome creatures!

To be completed in: 2020

Co-production: Gebrueder Beetz (Germany)

Highlights: With the renowned Canadian paleontologist, prof Gerry De Iuliis

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/113911949

New Species

Science & Knowledge / Feature Film / Full HD

Format: 2 x 43'/ 1 x 90'

Target: All ages

Project status: In Post Production

Looking for: Broadcaster

Synopsis: Last January, 60 renowned scientists spent 25 days in Serra da Mocidade, a never yet explored region in the Amazon rainforest. The place, an extensive field of mountains isolated by lower lands in its surroundings, has a very unique biodiversity. The expedition was a success beyond all expectations: so far the researchers have confirmed 80 new species of animals, plants and insects.

To be completed in: 2016

Co-production: Gebrueder-Beetz Filmproduktion and ZDF/Arte (DE); Globo Filmes, GloboNews and Filmland (BR)

Broadcasted: GloboNews (Brazil); ZDF/Arte (Germany)

Highlights: Sales Agent: Elo Company

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/169532361