"We don't make movies to make money. We make money to make more movies."
With an unwavering passion for the audiovisual world, Ernani Silveira has been carving a path of success for over 13 years in the realm of filmmaking and audiovisual content production. His journey began in 2007, when he joined as an intern at the Núcleo de Cinema e Vídeo UNP and simultaneously took on the role of a monitor for the Production and TV Direction discipline during his studies in Communication Science.
Eager to broaden his horizons and immerse himself in the nuances of Latin American audiovisual production, Ernani embarked on a learning journey to Chile and Argentina in 2009. This experience provided him with a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures and cinematic styles of the region.
Determined to refine his skills, Ernani sought knowledge in Cuba, where he studied screenplay at the prestigious International School of Film and Television (EICTV) in 2012. This intensive experience enriched his ability to create engaging and emotional narratives.
Over the years, Ernani has built an impressive portfolio of approximately 30 films, many of which were realized in diverse locations such as Latin America, Africa, and Asia. His dedication to the cinematic art and his unique vision led him to explore different genres, formats, and styles, always keeping the creative flame burning.
Black and white photography has always captivated Ernani, showcasing his appreciation for timeless and expressive aesthetics. Additionally, he ventured into the world of documentaries and music videos, demonstrating his versatility as a visual creator.
Ernani is an advocate for new technologies, and his trajectory reflects this. From drone operation to underwater image capture, he is always ready to explore new technical and narrative possibilities. His quest for innovation led him to investigate the potential of virtual reality in three-dimensional cinema, using virtual reality cameras to create immersive and engaging cinematic experiences.
Beyond his accomplishments as a filmmaker, Ernani is an education enthusiast and shares his knowledge by conducting cinema workshops and classes. His commitment to inspiring and empowering future generations of filmmakers is evident in his dedication to imparting his skills and insights.
The national and international awards Ernani has garnered are a testament to his talent and impact in the cinematic landscape. Renowned festivals worldwide have recognized his unique contribution to the art of cinema, honoring him with awards that celebrate his screenplay, direction, photography, and documentary skills.
With a trajectory rich in achievements, Ernani Silveira continues to inspire and astonish, showcasing his unwavering commitment to audiovisual creation and his dedication to pushing the boundaries of cinematic expression.
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July 31, 1985
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Priscila Costa
"We don't make movies to make money. We make money to make more movies."
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