Olaf Van Gerwen
Olaf Van Gerwen is a Director and Cinematographer from the Netherlands. As of now, he has 15 years of experience shooting television commercials. Van Gerwen's major interests are cinematography and photography. He is passionate about lighting and lenses, and his work is compelling. He gravitates among food and dairy, tabletop, lifestyle imagery and visual storytelling. Van Gerwen specializes in creating images that please the eye.
Luigi Dias began as an Art Director and Creative Director for Film at DDB Brazil before launching his career exclusively as a Film Director. He then produced hundreds of commercials for several clients such as Honda, Land Rover, C&A, Derimod and Colorama. Dias also directed short films and music videos shooting in Brazil, USA, Turkey and Russia. In addition, he is a still photographer, and has great knowledge of music composition, post-production and editing. Winner of a Gold CLIO, a Silver Cannes Lion, a YoungGuns Award, Best Photography Award at 'Creatives Behind the Lens' - Corbis. Luigi currently resides in São Paulo, but plans to move to Cambodia someday.
Lorenzo Bassano, who currently lives in Milan, is a Director whose career began in advertising. He worked for international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R, McCann, and Leo Burnett. As a Director he has worked in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Karachi, Budapest, Bucharest, Qatar, Kiev, Moscow, Malaysia, Thailand, China, and Singapore shooting for Coca-Cola, Swatch, Fiat, Peugeot, BMW, Toyota AX (the Middle East campaign launch), WaySingle.net, 2 commercials launching the Al Jazeera Sport channel, and so on.
Vardis Marinakis, a native of Greece, studied at London’s National Film School under the wing of Stephen Frears. His feature film debut won several awards: Best First Feature Award at Toronto's Inside Out 2011 - Second Best Film Award at Seville European Film Festival 2010 - Best Actress for Sofia Georgovassili at Seville European Film Festival 2010 - Special Jury Award for Technical Excellence at Mumbai Film Festival 2010 - Young Audience Award at Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans 2010 - Cinematography Award from Greek Filmmakers Academy 2010 - International Premiere in official selection Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2010 - World Premiere in FoG Film Festival as part of a radical movement of Greek Filmmakers to change the cinema law in Greece - Official Competition in Chicago, Palm Springs, Mill Valley, Montpellier Film Festival, etc. As for television commercials, Marinakis has directed for Peugeot, Vodafone, Elite, and Lanitis, to name a few.
Dario Sabina is an Argentine-born Director and Cinematographer. He has directed commercials for brands such as L'Oréal, Garnier, TRESemmé,Chevrolet, Johnson & Johnson, and Telefónica. He always undertakes the role of Cinematographer for his works. As a result of Sabina's passion and dedication, combined with his creative sensibility and vast knowledge of film craft, each of his projects is truly unique. At present, he has been Director of Photography on 5 feature films. The indie film Mi Memoria Carmesí is Sabina's first feature film as Director/Producer & Cinematographer.
Ivan Vaccaro is Passionated about science and music which brings to each project his particular image understanding, supported by interdisciplinary and teamwork. Today his reel features recognized pieces in major festivals. He won a Lion in Cannes with a campaign for VOLKSWAGEN, and shoots commercials all over the world.