Production Design Week

Production Design: Transversal Approach

São Paulo, Brazil
October 22
15:00 BRT
Brazilian Cinematheque - São Paulo
Largo Sen. Raul Cardoso, 207 - Vila Clementino, 04021-070 São Paulo
Bringing new voices for the debate on Production Design in audiovisual construction, we have gathered actresses and production designers to discuss the relationship between scene design and the creative process of the character who will inhabit it, in cinematographic movement.

The joint reflection, in transversal directions, seeks a revision of current values that guide the idea of Production Design and the network of specialties that make it up - set design, set decoration, costume design, make-up and special effects among others.
Guests: Brada members Ana Mara Abreu and Vera Hamburguer and Actresses Larissa Nunes and Maeve Jinkings

Ana Mara Abreu
Graduated in Film from ECA-USP and recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for specialization courses at Tisch School of Arts- design dept-NYU. Ana Mara Abreu is a production designer and set designer for feature films, series, advertising, TV shows and theater, among her work, are the series “Mystery World” for Netflix, the feature films “Aunt Virginia” by Fábio Meira, “California” by Marina Person, “Mare Nostrum” and “The 12 Labors’ by Ricardo Elias, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Durval Discos” by Anna Muylaert, “Best Friends”, “The Milky Way and Tonic Dominant” by Lina Chamie and “A Starry Sky” by Tata Amaral and numerous advertising films. Received awards for Best Production Design at the film festivals in Brasilia, Gramado and Recife. She has been recently awarded as Best Production Designer at the 2023 Gramado Film Festival for the feature Aunt Virginia.

Vera Hamburger
Vera Hamburger has been working since 1985 as a production designer and set designer in cinema, theater, and exhibitions, in addition to developing intense research and teaching activities. Architect graduated from FAU-USP, master’s in Performing Arts at ECA-USP and a PhD in Architecture. Author of “Art in Scene, Production Design in Brazilian cinema”, 2014. Contributor in more than thirty cinematographic works as “Castelo Ratimbum”, Cao Hamburger; “Carandirú”, Hector Babenco; “Today”, Tata Amaral and “Black Mirror – Striking Vipers”. Awarded in all areas where she worked, member of Brazilian Association of Cinematography and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Larissa Nunes
Larissa Nunes is a Brazilian actress and singer, graduated from the School of Dramatic Art at the University of São Paulo. She is known by the Netflix Girls from Ipanema, The King of TV on Starplus, Spider on Paramount+ and the lead character Sebastiana from the upcoming Starplus Americana.

Maeve Jinkings
Maeve Jinkings is an actress, graduated from the School of Dramatic Art at the University of São Paulo. She is best known for Neighboring Sounds and Aquarius, by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Love, Plastic, and Noise and Sugar by Renata Pinheiro, Neon Bull by Gabriel Mascaro, Charcoal and Toll by Carolina Markowicz.

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.

Mostra – São Paulo International Film Festival (Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo – in Portuguese) was established in 1977. During the festival’s days, that is held usually in October, hundreds of movies created by filmmakers from different countries, are screened. The films are screened in various halls around the city in cultural centers, cinemas, and museums.