Beth Ferreira (producer and director) – Brazilian journalist, TV director and producer working with video and the internet. She started her career as an intern at The Kitchen cultural center in New York City, in the late 80’s. The Kitchen was one of the most important distributors of video art at the time. Back in Brazil she founded Tecnofrutos production company in 1993 and since then she has been producing and directing videos for the comercial and independent markets. In 1994 her documentary “Technodream”, was selected for the “Cyber Letter” program at Locarno Film Festival. The documentary chronicles the electronic music movement in Germany and in Brazil with great shots of legendary Love Parade. Since 1997 she has been working as an online journalist and edits Bitsmag magazine since 2001. “Planeta Exótico” is a travel web series shot in Peru, produced by Tecnofrutos. In 2015 a short version of “Popping Up” was licensed to Arte 1 and Curta! TV channels in Brazil.
Max Basch (editing and camera) is a cinematographer and director, known for “Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide” (2020), “The Jag” (2014) and “Three Brothers” (2012). He is based in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.A in Photography and Philosophy from Bard College and only discovered his love for motion pictures after continuous encounters with magic crystals whose light he captured on emulsions which parlayed in effect, a light unto him.
Sam Falconi (camera) is an actor and cinematographer, known for “High Fidelity” (2020), “Stalag III-C” (2019) and “In New York” (2020). He has over a decade of experience shooting around the world for clients including works for Beyoncé, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Gucci, Vogue, H&M, Tommy Hilfiger, Tidal and Time Magazine. Sam’s fascination with cinema began as a child playing with his father’s old Bolex, and viewing 16mm films projected in the house. He continued to shoot films with his friends throughout school. At 20, he took a position apprenticing with legendary cinematographer Harris Savides (“American Gangster”, “Zodiac”). Since then, Sam has shot award winning documentaries, music videos, films and digital media. He is based in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Starting his creative life as a composer, Stephen Dirkes has migrated from scoring film to directing it over a span of 30 years. Stephen has developed a speciality of frame by frame film making utilizing techniques of stop motion animation, still photo live action, and time-lapse photography. Currently based in New York city, Stephen is active creating his own films and working with other film makers.
Renato Cohen (soundtrack) – Born and raised in São Paulo, DJ and producer Renato Cohen is influenced by this mega city with great effect in his music and DJ sets. He started DJing in 1996 at legendary Hell’s Club and soon his unique collection of different blends of electronic music was heard in many cities around the world. Techno, House and Disco are fundamental elements in his tunes and tracks that have a long life cycle.
VINIL C’IUS – When hyperactivity turns into art. Visual artist, graphic designer and adman, VINIL C’IUS has several styles within his hyperactive profile and seeks to adapt them according to each creative situation. Hence the artistic name, VINIL CIUS, for the plasticity of vinyl and its work and also for the connection with DJs and House Music. He juggles with the hyperactivity that exists within himself, connecting abstraction and reality.
In Popping Up VINIL C’IUS created the logo.