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In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents

18.02.2016 - Jessica Luz, Filipe Matzembacher, Germano de Oliveira, Marcio Reolon, moderated by Florian Weghorn

Brazilian co-directors Filipe Matzembacher (BT 2016) and Marcio Reolon (Talents Buenos Aires 2014) charmed Berlinale audiences last year with their first feature film Seashore, which premiered in the Forum section. Their newest work, The Nest, is a melancholic and captivating miniseries that follows a young man, who while searching for his long-missed brother, finds a home amongst his brother’s friends and memories. The Nest was produced by the couple’s company with the contributions of their frequent collaborators, including producer Jessica Luz (TPM 2016), sound designer Tiago Bello (BT 2013) and editor Germano de Oliveira (BT 2016). The crew reunites for this screening of two episodes and to talk about how behind-the-scenes teamwork is a recipe for onscreen success.



Experts of this programme event:

Jessica Luz


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Brazilian producer who graduated from UNISINOS with a degree in Journalism and Filmmaking. Since 2015, she teaches film production at UNISINOS. As a creative producer Jessica is focused on development, script editing, as well as production. Based in Porto Alegre, she is partner at Besouro Filmes since 2006, where she has produced several shorts, feature films and TV programs. As a free-lance, Jessica works with Jorge Furtado’s Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre and other companies, where she deals with the role of planning large scale shoots. She currently develops the next feature film projects NEONBOY by Filipe Matzembacher and Marcio Reolon supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and the documentary 5 HOUSES, by Bruno Gularte Barreto with the IDFA Bertha Fund.


Filipe Matzembacher


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Brazilian writer, producer and director and a Talent in 2016. After several short films his autobiographical feature debut SEASHORE, co-directed with Marcio Reolon, premiered at last year's Berlinale Forum section and won the Special Jury Prize at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.


Germano de Oliveira


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Graduated in cinema at the Universidade do Rio dos Sinos. Master degree in communication in course, at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul. In 2011, he did an internship as assistant editor in the production company Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre, where he got to edit two short films, and a feature film. Partner at the production company Avante Filmes since 2013. Curator and producer of the film festival Diálogo de Cinema (Cinema Dialogue), that occurs in the city of Porto Alegre. Director of two short films. Editor of three feature films, more than ten short films, and two TV series, and assistant editor of several film and TV productions. Assistant director of one feature film and four short films.


Marcio Reolon


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Having started his career as an actor, Marcio later graduated from film school specializing in directing and writing. In 2010, he started a production company, Avante Filmes. He directed several shorts and 2 TV series and is producer and programmer of two film festivals: CLOSE - International LGBT Film Festival (in its fifth edition) and Diálogo de Cinema (in its third edition). In 2015, he released his first feature film, SEASHORE, that premiered at last year's Berlinale Forum, and is currently in development of his second feature film NEONBOY.



Moderated by

Florian Weghorn


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Florian has been the programme manager of Berlinale Talents since 2014. Together with Christine Tröstrum he is responsible for the yearly summit in Berlin and the further development of the six offshoots of Berlinale Talents worldwide. Florian studied theatre, film and television studies at the University of Cologne, and gained a master’s degree majoring in the ‘Visual Language of Melancholy in Film’. Florian joined the Berlin International Film Festival in 2002, initially working for the Generation section. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the section’s co-director and as a curator of its short and feature-length film programmes. He is also a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. Apart from the Berlinale, Florian worked for other international film festivals and cultural institutions. He is an author and editor of several publications addressing film and youth culture.