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In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents

In the Nest: Drama Series Made by Talents

Feb 18th 2016
Germano de Oliveira, Jessica Luz, Marcio Reolon, Filipe Matzembacher, 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.

Germano de Oliveira

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.

Jessica Luz

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.

Marcio Reolon

Marcio Reolon is a Brazilian director, writer and producer. A film graduate of PUCRS, he is a founding member of Avante Filmes. In 2015 he released his first feature SEASHORE (co-directed with Filipe Matzembacher), which premiered at Berlinale Forum and won Best Film in the Rio International Film Festival’s New Trends section. Their second feature HARD PAINT is premiering at Berlinale Panorama 2018. He is also an actor, having performed in several films and stage plays, and an acting teacher.

Filipe Matzembacher

Filipe Matzembacher graduated in film from PUCRS in Brazil, specialising in directing and writing. In 2010 he founded Avante Filmes. He has directed several shorts and TV content, and is a programmer for two festivals and an acting teacher. His feature debut SEASHORE, co-directed with Marcio Reolon, premiered at Berlinale Forum in 2015 and won Best Film in the Rio International Film Festival’s New Trends section. HARD PAINT, his second feature co-directed with Reolon, is premiering at this year’s Berlinale Panorama.

Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents. Together with Nikola Joetze, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international branches and the alumni network around the globe. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. Florian joined Berlinale Generation in 2002 and served as the co-director and curator of the programme from 2008 to 2014. Between 2012 and 2019, Florian was also a member of the Berlinale Competition Selection Committee. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.
© Alexander Janetzko