Services

The company

DOCSFilms is a company made by journalists and documentarians. Its scope is to produce documentaries from the script, passing by the research, development, shooting, editing, sound-designing until finalization. DOCSFilms is focused in international documentaries. We can add narration in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Arabic. We can deliver the rough-cut material or the filme concluded. We can also deliver ready to receive the client’s original narration. The customer defines the shape of every step.

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The Excommunicated
“The excommunicated” tells the story of Father Beto, a priest in the interior of Brazil, who was excommunicated by the Vatican in 2014 for preaching unconditional love for all, the first one to be excommunicated by the Catholic Church since Giordano Bruno, there are 414 years. RNA is an organization with 66 years made by journalists. 

 

 
 

Awards

Docfilms in its first year was finalist in the Screenwriters Lab contest 2015, in the prestigious Sundance Festival, in the US. In its second year Docsfilms won 1º Place as BEST FILM in the 2015 RNA Documentaries contest, the traditional organization of journalists in its 66th version.

 

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Heart Radio
Heart Radio is a feature script that tells the story of Abasin, an Afghan boy 13 y.o. who has his life completely altered by a war mistake, and is sent to live in a small and conservative rural township in the middle of the USA where he helps the townspeople to face their own fears and to achieve their dreams, but he pays a high price for this.
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TECHNOLOGY

We use Canon cameras XF305m, XF105 e XA 10, among others. These cameras utilize file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensuring the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image. Incorporates industry-standard HD-SDI output. 

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AGILITY

The ergonomic design of these equipments allows we shooting in a different range of scenarios and conditions giving agility to crew and dynamic to the film.

 

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MOBILITY

These philosophy of work, with these devices and accessories, allow mobility to our teams, and enable we go further afield shooting in high definition in inhospitable places to tell rare stories.

 
 
SERVICES:

Script (feature and short)

Research

Development

Shooting

Editing

Narration in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Arabic

Sound-designing

Finalization

 

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EDITING

Our workstation is a non-linear editing and file based workflows unit with Vidcom technology. This allows us a very fast H.264 encoding. Supports surround sound monitoring 5.1 and 7.1 on HDMI output. Our unit has a intelligent matrix, appropriate for high quality work, as well as for working with higher resolutions, such as from the RED cameras. 

EXPERIENCED TEAM

Our team consists for experienced professionals who worked on large productions in TV, video and the cinema. 

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Alex Ferreira

DIRECTOR: An award-winning filmmaker with over 20 years of experience, winner of best documentary prize at 2015 RNA Documentaries Contest, in Philadelphia, and finalist at Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2015, Alex Ferreira journalist and sociologist, started his journalistic career in Paris (France), at Radio France International – RFI -, worked 7 years as TV Reporter for top four broadcasters in Brazil, in São Paulo city, worked as filmmaker in the “World Forum on Sustainable Development” with representatives of the UN, UNESCO, National Geographic Society, Rainforest Alliance, WWWFund, among others, and, since 2012, has been working as international freelance filmmaker/documentarian with jobs for StoryHunter TV (U.S.), El País (Spain), The New Daily (Australia), Yahoo!! (U.S.), among others.

 
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DOCFILMS & ALEX FERREIRA

Alex Ferreira heads the Docsfilms. Its focus is to produce universal documentaries that meet the demands of the exhibitor as well as arouse curiosity in the audience in several countries of different cultures, taking knowledge and information.

 

EDITORIAL ABOUT CINEMA

Perhaps the cinema is the “total art” intended by Wagner, the German composer. The cinema would not exist without painting, without literature, without dance, without music, without sound and without the image. alones, none of them simulates life as cinema. It has been said that “cinema is the most direct way to enter into competition with God” (Fellini). I fully agree. I would add the following sentence: the light that projects the film in people’s minds is the emotion.

Alex Ferreira

 

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ABOUT BE A DOCUMENTARIAN

However, it is not the simulation of real life on the screen that interests me, but alter reality so that we can extract understandings of our human condition that we had not imagined yet.

Alex Ferreira.

 

We can make a bad movie with a good content.
                      But we can’t make a good movie with a bad content.