We are a group of committed film directors, camera operators, sound and lighting technicians, editors, and producers who work together to make documentary films on socio-economic, cultural and environmental issues.
We dive deep into the heart of the topic, taking unique and varied approaches. We submerge ourselves in the making of films that impart memorable, exquisite emotional, artistic and aesthetic experiences - films that offer new insights and understandings, promote compassion, cross-cultural awareness, justice, and environmental stewardship. We direct our films to ensure complex issues are communicated clearly, and subject matter is explored, revealed and critiqued in engaging and gripping ways that inspire positive outlooks for local communities, the human race and the living environment.
NICOLETTE BURFORD DE OLIVEIRA
Nicolette worked for over 10 years in community forestry and rural development in different parts of the world. With a deep love for ethnic dance and theatrical arts, she was a dancer before becoming a social forester. In 2008, she decided to use her knowledge and experience to create documentary films on environmental, cultural and social issues and support others with similar aspirations. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science, a Masters in Forestry and It's Relation to Land-use and a BSc in Agroforestry.
Nicolette takes part in all manner of undertakings including identifying film projects, carrying out research, film directing and contributing to the design and delivery of community film projects. She works closely with others to hone visions and creativity into compelling films that bring the hidden to view and inspire new ways of looking and thinking.
Jorg has directed and produced art and documentary films for art galleries, non-governmental organizations and museums. filmography includes Invisible Community, a short documentary commissioned by the Museum of London in conjunction with the Brazilian Embassy. Naz Project London, a short documentary which explores HIV/AIDS prevention amongst communities of South Asians, Muslims, and Africans living in London. This project includes interviews with several authorities on the subject including BBC presenter George Alagiah. His most recent feature documentary film Akong A Remarkable Life tells the story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, an important Tibetan lama who pioneered Tibetan Buddhism in the West. This film won six international awards and is being screened in more than 30 countries.
He has a BSc in Photographic and Electronic Imaging Sciences, and a Masters in Film and Television Studies from the University of Westminster. He currently teaches film-related courses at Morley College and at the University of Westminster.
Massi, a gifted video editor with expertise in colour grading and video enhancement, has over 10 years professional experience in these crafts, building upon a strong photography & cinematography background. He has edited feature films, short films, documentaries and high-end corporate videos in the UK and Europe (Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Honolulu Film Awards, Angaelica Film Festival and the AOF International Film Festival). He has worked as a post-production supervisor and consultant. He truly believes in Picasso's saying that 'Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.'
Production / Post-production Team
- George Russell
Born and raised in Staffordshire, I have recently graduated from a History BA at University College London and have also completed an MA in Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Nottingham. During my studies, I have specialised in gender history and US race relations. This work mainly focused on social constructions and how they have been historically formed and manipulated. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the Remembering Ada Salter project that focuses on a pioneering woman, who challenged contemporary notions whilst simultaneously adhering strongly to her own beliefs.
- Rui silveira
Since graduating in Audio & Music Tech at Anglia Ruskin in 2012 in Cambridge, Rui has worked in various productions in a variety of roles ranging from sound recordist, editor, mixing engineer, sound designer to sound restoration. From an early age, he has been fascinated by the way sound travels and by how it can be recorded and manipulated to achieve certain ends. He enjoys working in a pressured environment where there is no room for mistakes and deadlines need to be met. It raises his awareness, creativity, and attention to detail to a level where he finds it very enjoyable and lively to work.
His keen interest in TV and film has led to his broadening his knowledge and skills in roles such as vision mixing and camera assistant. In the last couple of years he has branched out into video editing.
- Raphael Pereira
After graduating with a first class BA honours in Television Production, Raphael gained a lot of experience working voluntarily as a producer/director, and freelancing in production and postproduction houses. These opportunities have enabled him to gain practical experience and technical understanding in all three different stages involved in the creation of a project; pre-production, production and post-production. One of his short 10-minute documentaries about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was screened at Moving Picture Company (MPC) and nominated for the Royal Television Society (RTS) student awards in 2013.
Until recently, he worked as an Editor for a TV Programme which goes live three days a week on My Channel (Sky 203) and as a Vision Mixer (making live cuts) for 4 programmes (some weekly and others daily). He has a Masters degree in film editing from the National Film and Television School.