What a great pleasure it was to have director, writer, producer Marcelo Galvão on ActingUpRadio.com today. I met Marcelo a couple years back when I was approached to help with weapons on a new feature he was directing in Brazil. The 46 days I spent on this film in Brazil will never leave me and is a hi light of my acting career. Please listen to this great show with Marcelo and I hope you enjoy it!
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Occupation Director , filmmaker , screenwriter and producer
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Marcelo Galvão is a film director , screenwriter , producer and Brazilian film director and the director of the film I shot last year in Brazil for Netflix: The Killer
Marcelo graduated in Advertising and Advertising from FAAP in São Paulo and began his career as an advertising copywriter still in college. He went through the creative department of several major agencies (such as JW Thompson, AlmapBBDO and BBDO / NY), gaining experience and winning many awards as a creative.
In 1999 , he moved to New York where he studied film at the New York Film Academy and became a director and screenwriter . Upon returning to Brazil , he worked as a director in several renowned producers such as Espiral, TV Zero, Movie Art, Republica, Ioiô and O2 (one of the largest producers in Latin America ).
In 2001 , Marcelo Galvão created Gatacine , producer based in São Paulo specialized in cinema, TV content and advertising . Since then, he has made six feature films (among other productions):
The Farewell (2014)
La Riña – Rinha, the Movie (2009)
Bellini and the Demon (2008)
Side B: How to Make a Longer Without Grana in Brazil (2007)
Fourth B (2005)
Inside the cinema , Marcelo Galvão collects more than 50 awards in important national and international festivals.
In the advertising area, he directed commercials for major advertisers such as Unilever , Nike , Procter & Gamble , Fiat , Panasonic , Johnson & Johnson , among many other leading brands, winning numerous awards at film and advertising festivals for his creative approach.
In addition, he produced several viral content for the internet, several of them with more than 1 million views, including the famous #VEMSEANPENN campaign, in which he wrote, directed, produced and assembled a video about the dream of Ariel, a movie actor with Down syndrome who wanted to meet star Sean Penn . The video had more than 1 million views three days after its release on YouTube and was the sixth most shared video in the world at the time.
Awards of Marcelo Galvão (Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Editor)
The Farewell (feature film): Best Director (Gramado Festival), Best Director (The Three Frontiers International Film Festival – Argentina)
Colleagues (feature film): Gramado Film Festival (Best Brazilian Feature Film); São Paulo International Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Brazilian Film, Youth Trophy, Best Brazilian Film); International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers (Best Film – Russia); Latin American Film Festival di Triste (Best Film – Audience Award – Italy); FESTin – Itinerant Cinema Festival of the Portuguese Language (Best Film – Public Prize; Honorable Mention of the Jury – Portugal); Brazilian Film Festival of New York (Best Film – Public Award – USA); Diva Film Festival (Best Direction); Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (Best Director – USA); Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto (Best Director – Canada); Festival de Anápolis (Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Editing); Young Brazilian Prize (Young Brazilian Prize in Entertainment / Cinema category – Brazil); Paulínia Film Festival (Best Screenplay – Brazil)
Ouija (short film): Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Honorable Mention at the Sesi de Cinema Show (Brazil)
Rinha (feature film): Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)
Fourth B : Best Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival – popular jury (Brazil) and Best Film at the Hollyweed International Film Festival (Chile).