Griot is an African word for storyteller, the keeper of the traditions that, through stories, perpetuates knowledge, adding his worldview to it. By doing so, he creats a movement in culture, through the look of the speaker. In our case, through the view of the filmmaker.
Founded in 2012 to act in creation, production and post-production of audiovisual projects, Griot Filmes launched in this very year the documentary "Hereros Angola" and, in the following year, "Learn to Read to Teach my Fellows", filmed in Angola and Brazil. Both feature filmes, which were produced in partnership with Maianga Filmes, had an extensive career in festivals in Brazil and abroad, and now are going to have a commercial launch.
In 2014, Griot Filmes signed its first contract to produce a TV Show: Connections. Created, written, produced and colored by the company, the Show presents the African heritage in Brazil. With 30 minutes of runnig time per episode, it was aired in prime time at Globo International. In the same year the company was invited to produce the Web Campaign videos for the Rio de Janeiro congress candidate Jean Wyllys .
Griot Filmes was born of a view of Cinema and Audiovisual as a creative, colaborative and collective process, and by cultivating special encouters it has become stronger along with its partners, made coproduction projects possible, and goes on, believing in amplifying this network as personal and company ideology.
João Guerra - Director and Executive Producer
Diego Ribeiro - Video editor
Tito Oliveira - Color grading and DIT
Caio Requião -