About Abrolhos Filmes
Abrolhos produced the short films “Chico Rei em Movimento”, finalist in the Telas Prize and “Idílio“, both directed by André Sobral, founding partner of the company; and “Solidão 22B” (directed by Jaqueline Vargas), which is currently touring national and international festivals.
In the field of international cinema, it is co-producer of the feature films “La Ciambra” by Jonas Carpignano (Italy), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival; “Patti Cakes” (USA) by Jeremy Jasper, selected for Sundance Film Festival; and investor in “Call Me by Your Name” (USA), which competed for 2018 Oscar.
Gratuated in law school and post gratuated in marketing at Getúlio Vargas Foundation and film directing at Maine Media College. Founder of Trilha Tecnologia de Aproximação and one of the members of Handsprint Capital, investors and mentors network that accelerated apps such as iFood. Nowadays, André is an angel investor of Magnopus, special effects, virtual reality and augmented reality company. In 2014, he founded Abrolhos Filmes, where he directed the short films Chico Rei (finalist of Telas prize) Idílo, and also the medium lenght documentary “Heróis do Brasil – Independência da Bahia” exhibited by TV Cultura. After more than three internacional coproductions, amongst which Oscar-winning “Call Me By Your Name”, André is producing his first feature film, the documentary Chico Rei, narrated by rapper EMICIDA and debut forecasted for 2020.
Laura Riolfi Barzotto is finishing her studies in Audiovisual at São Paulo University (USP). She has attended the “Executive Production” course at International Cinema Academy (AIC-Brazil) and has obtained a “Filmmaking Certificate” at London Film Academy (LFA-England). She is specialized in production and screenwriting. In the past years, she participated in more than twenty projects, including the feature film “13 Andares”, directed by Eliana Fonseca; the mockumentary “A Low-Budget Film”, selected for Gramado Film Festival; the videoclip “É o Poder”, by Karol Conka; and the documentary “Infringement”, selected for Kinoforum’s São Paulo Short Film Festival. She has also been selected by chinese program “Looking China Youth Film Project 2019”, where she made a short documentary, “When the Ocean Danced”. She works as an Executive Producer at Abrolhos Filmes, where she takes care of, amongst other things, selecting new projects, giving artistic and technical support to current projects and developing new businesses. There, she is currently finishing the documentary “Chico Rei Amongst Us”, directed by Joyce Prado.
Graduated in Human Resources and specialized in cash management, taxes and contributions, has been working for more than four years and, although her experience is not that vast, knows a lot about finances and administration. Works as financial analyst at Abrolhos Filmes.