Production Design Week

‘Pluft, o fantasminha’ Screening and debate

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 21
11:00 – 13:30 BRT
Cinemateca do MAM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 - Praia do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro
Screening of the feature film “Pluft, o fantasminha”, by Rosane Svartman. Brazil, 2022. With Nicolas Cruz, Juliano Cazarré, Lola Belli, Arthur Aguiar. 88'. Rating: Free

After the screening there will be a debate with members of the team aiming to develop a conversation focusing on the theme of Production Design and Fantasy and the creative power of the Art Department to materialize imaginary worlds. Other topics covered will be the process of creation, planning and execution of the film's project, through reports of the experiences of the guests, professionals from the art crew, who have worked as production designer, art assistant, set designer and prop maker.

The event will be hosted in the cinema library of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, an important institution that has been promoting art and culture in the country since 1948. Through its support for International Production Design Week, the cinema library is entering into a partnership with the Brada Collective - with the aim of safeguarding documents on the creative process of production design and art department, giving a place to the memory of these creative areas of Brazilian cinema in its collection.

The panel discussion will be attended by the professionals in charge of giving materiality to the spaces and objects in Pluft's fantastic world:

- Fabiana Egrejas, 54, from Petropolis, is a film and TV production designer, illustrator and designer in her creative hours. She much of what she uses in her degree design course at PUC, in video courses at Fundição Progresso and the books and extension courses she found along the way. She has been the production designer for feature films such as "Pluft", "De pernas Pro Ar", "Os Farofeiros", "Carnaval", "Vizinhos", "Desenrola", "Meu Passado me Condena", among others. He loves comic strips, painting with gouache and making paper stop motion.

- Renata Richard, screenwriter, production designer and educator, has a postgraduate degree in children's and young people's literature from UCAM-RJ, a degree in journalism and is specialist in visual narratives with an emphasis in cinema, literature and plastic arts. As a scriptwriter, she has collaborated on series and is a member of the 2Dlab development team. As a production designer, art coordinator and art producer, she has participated in more than 40 series and feature films such as "Hoje É Dia de Maria", "Capitu", "Pedra do Reino", "Pendular", the children's series "Valentins", "DPA", "Cinderela", "Júpiter" and "Pluft, o Fantasminha", as well as for music videos and advertising. She has taught courses in art coordination and production for cinema at the International Film Academy, AIC. Since 2018, she has been coordinating courses on creative and literary narratives at UNATI-UERJ.

- Ricardo Ferreira was born in Manaus, Amazonas and has always enjoyed drawing and painting. In Rio de Janeiro he began his artistic career with a degree in set design from UniRio. His set designs for theater were recognized with the Governador do Estado de São Paulo award for the set design of "Pinocchio"; the APCA - Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Arte award for the set design of "A Mandrágora" and the Moliére award for the set designs of "A Mandrágora" and "Solness, o construtor".

He is currently a film set designer, collaborating with great art directors on productions such as: "Pluft", "Se eu fosse você", "Irmã Dulce", "Vermelho Brasil", "Bom dia Verônica" (first season) and others. His art goes beyond stage and screen scenography and explores a wide range of techniques such as acrylic, watercolor, graphite, dry pastel and coffee paintings.

- Alex Grilli is 51 years old, 18 of which have been dedicated to audiovisual work, starting at the Grande Rio Samba School as a carnival sculptor and at Projac (TV Globo) as a prop maker.

Today he develops props, special effects and costumes.

About the Organizer:

Brada is a collective of Women Production Designers of Brazil founded in 2020 and since then has brought together over 150 women from different regions of the country. The desire and need for collaboration and community led to the formation of the group. The members have a common interest in researching, discussing and promoting the importance of production design in the Brazilian and international spheres, with the goal of seeking equity, solidarity and cooperation in the audiovisual industry. In 3 years, Brada has articulated a series of initiatives dedicated to advocating for the recognition, visibility and appreciation of production design in the construction of visual storytelling, such as roundtable discussions, festival awards, as well as educational and research activities.