Thousand Kisses started when the older grandson of Moses and Natalia Waldmann, and a long time amateur photographer, decided to scan and organize a collection of about 15,000 paper pictures. After gaining momentum, he did the same with his mother's photos and documents - including old letters, passports, birth and death certificates - when forgotten family stories started to emerge.
It took about 3 years to narrow the story to a period of time that paradoxically left no images. But did leave a timeless voice thru the original letters written by Moses to Netty in the only period of his life he was far from her.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Richard's feature debut came with the award winning animated documentary Pablo, on the life and times of graphic designer Pablo Ferro - the artist responsible for the look and feel of much of Stanley Kubrick’s and Hal Ashby’s work, and one of the men who first made film title sequences “a thing.”.
His other work includes award-winning shorts such as Blue Rondo (2000) and Tel Aviv (2004), as well as two other feature documentaries - Lost Town (2013) and Gameplay (2014), which also sold internationally. The films cover a wide array of topics, ranging from music and graphic design, anti-semitism, US-Mexican relations, and the dystopian world of technology.
Splitting time between Rio and Los Angeles, Richard is interested in making films that embrace the best of Hollywood's traditions, while bridging diverse cultures with a rich worldly sensibility.
Alan Dunne is an award winning illustrator and motion designer living and working in Dublin who enjoys working on narrative based projects. For the past ten years he has worked on a broad range of documentaries, opening title designs and tv shows for RTÉ television, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He also writes and illustrates short story comics and was twice shortlisted for the Jonathan Cape / Comica / Observer Graphic Short competition.
German born actor Christian Oliver has successfully worked in the entertainment industry for the last 15 years. He has worked with the likes of Steven Soderbergh in The Good German opposite Cate Blanchett and George Clooney, Brian Singer and Tom Cruise in Valkyrie and the Wachowski Brothers in Speed Racer, just to name a few. He has also starred in Europe's Number One action series Alarm for Cobra 11 (RTL) for two years and had numerous other TV appearances in the US and Germany.
German actress. Among her best known films are The Prize (1963), with Paul Newman, A Shot in the Dark (1964), with Peter Sellers; The Art of Love (1965), with James Garner; The Money Trap (1965), with Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth; The Oscar (1966), with Stephen Boyd and The Prisoner of Zenda (1979), with Peter Sellers.
She currently lives between Erlangen, in Germany, and Los Angeles, where she has a carreer as a painter, heavily influenced by Marc Chagall's style.
A Boston native, Darcy Brislin studied Art History and French at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She received an MFA in screenwriting and directing from EICAR, the International Film School of Paris, where she met co-writer Dyana Winkler. Currently based in Los Angeles, Brislin has written screenplays with Sundance award-winning director Ondi Timoner and has a feature film in development entitled Crown Chasers, with Maria Bello attached to produce.
Emanuele Arnone was born and raised in Italy, in the heart of Rome and even after spending half his life in Los Angeles he still possesses that passionate temperament and love for beauty he inherited from the "eternal city".
At an early age he started to display an exceptional love for all forms of music and studied several instruments, music theory and composition both at the conservatory and privately with the very best teachers available.
Being surrounded with musical tradition all his life but also deeply drawn to modern music Emanuele found ... (read more)
As youngest grandchild of the couple Natália & Moses Waldmann, Iaara has a personal affective bond with the project. She works in graphic designs, webdesign, project management, film direction and production.
Graduated in Cinema in the school of arts and communication at USP, university of the state of São Paulo.
Guto Carvalho is a semi-retired animation director who dedicates his time and energy to projects with artistic, social or ecological relevance. Animator and birdwatcher, divides his time between activism for the conservation of Brazilian birds and his artistic production, where he uses the experience accumulated in more than 20 years of work with animation and advertisement production.
Studied graphic design at UTU - Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay from 2007-2008. In 2009, he began a screen printing workshop with professor Oscar Ferrando. Following this, he completed a course in the same discipline at the Pedro Figari School. Gustavo has completed various courses and workshops in post production, digital animation and illustration. In 2008 and 2009 he worked as a designer and animator for the eLearning company Raccoon. From 2010 to early 2012 he was on the art and animation team of the animated feature, Anina by Alfredo Soderguit. Presently, Gustavo works as a freelancer for various production companies in.
In 2017 he started a new Animation and illustration studio with Santiago Germano, called Doble Buho.
Is a storyteller animator and illustrator born in Montevideo, Uruguay. As a child, he was inspired to draw everywhere, imagining stories and brining them to motion. He atended to illustration, character design and animation workshops from an early age, and holds a Digital Animation degree from the ORT University. He has worked on several projects since 2006, including the animated feature film Anina. His illustrations were published in the schoolbook Chest of Colors 3 (Santillana, 2011) and illustrated the children´s books Tales With Moral, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Giant Turtle (EME, 2014), The Little Mouse Santi (Confetti Park, 2014), Zar and the Broken Spaceship (2015). In 2017, he founded with Gustavo Wenzel the animation and illustration studio Doble Buho.
Gorod is a post production creative, motion graphic and title designer. Based in São Paulo, Brazil, he’s graduated in fine arts and has worked on visual ID's and graphic solutions for over 25 years.
From 2005 to 2014, he worked as head of motion graphics and post production art director at O2 Filmes - Latin America’s largest production company - on feature films, TV series, documentary films and advertising spots. Since then Gorod has started his own studio.
Along his career, Gorod has collaborated on 18 features films, 14 TV series, and uncountable advertising films with some of Brazilian most prominent directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Cesar Charlone, Paulo Morelli, Heitor Dahlia, Cao Hamburger, Daniel Filho, Tata Amaral, Estela Renner, Luiz Villaça and Fabrizia Pinto.
CRISTIANO PINHEIRO | Punch audio
Brazilian-born Cristiano is a sound designer and music producer since 2000. Having lived and worked in São Paulo, Los Angeles and Paris, he is now leading his own company PUNCH Audio since 2011 doing music and sound design for advertising and cinema. PUNCH has won several awards in Cannes Lions, Clio, LIA among others. This year has won the first Gold Lion in Sound Design for his country, at Cannes.
Cris likes to play the guitar and eat pasta.
Gastón Pérez | sargentopez
Self-taught animator and illustrator born in Uruguay, Gastón discovered his passion for visual arts early in his life. What started out as a hobby became his livelihood: he's been working professionally in the area for ten years now in different companies and has recently started working as a Freelance Animator and Illustrator.
He's now finishing his four year Bachelor's Degree in Design at the Architecture Faculty of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay.