Baco Exu Do Blues 'Bluesman' by Douglas Bernardt
Brazil-based director Douglas Bernhardt has directed a beautiful, discursive portrait of Rio life through the eyes of a gregarious young man, for the Brazilian artist Baco.
With breathtaking cinematography, the narrative cuts back and forth from past to present - his happy-go-lucky, joy-filled progress through his day counterpointed with his dramatic sprint through the streets, as if being chased. On all sorts of levels, this is a thrilling experience, and an illuminating insight into Rio culture, as well as a riveting promo for Baco's track Bluesman.
"What is being a “Bluesman”? It’s been the opposite of what 'others' think. It’s going against the current, being your own strength, your own roots. It’s knowing we were never an automatic reproduction of a submissive image created by them.
"I am the first rhythm to make black people rich
I am the first rhythm to set black people free
Ring on the finger, on each of the five
Wind on my face, I feel alive
From now on I consider everything blues
Samba is blues, Rock is blues, Jazz is blues
Funk is blues, Soul is blues
I am “Exu do Blues”
Everything that when black was considered devilish
And then became white and was accepted, I will call it blues
Jesus is blues"
|1st AD||Tiago Cavalcanti|
|Director of Photography||Lucas Oliveira|
|Focus Puller||Peterson Lomovtov, Vinicius Rodrigues Da Silva|
|Art Director||Lauren Ferreira|
|Post Producer||Danilo Abraham|
|Lead actor||Kelson Succi, Hilton Cobra|
|Director's Representation||Hands London|
|Other credits||Supporting Cast: Cauandê Dos Santos, Caio Pio De Silva, Vitor Machado, Florança Antonio Lucas, Adriano Almeida, Iseoluwa, Moyinoluwa Adesanya, Orebe, Tunde Chicago, Caique, Adriana Menezes, Milhe Makuiza, Pimenta, Ikinya Kani, Jordan Costa, Flavia Paixão, Enzo Gabriel Campos, Pietro Bautz, Izaac Russel Bartholomeu Cunha, Aricia Domênica, Gaby Viana, Raoni Raoos, Agrício Costa, Mateus Macedo, Bárbara Lourenço Escaranaro, Clarissa Bonvent, Lucas Antônio, Caio Oiak, Helia Albani, Heline Albani, Gui Albani, Lidiane Angelo, Ananda Pires Realization - AKQA: Ajaz Ahmed, Hugo Veiga, Luiza Baffa, Diego Machado, Paula Santana, Renato Zandoná, Beatriz Durlo, Lidiane Angelo, Ananda Pires, Marcela Santos Realization - Coala Festival: Christiano Vellutini, Gabriel Junqueira De Andrade, Thiago Custódio, Guilherme Marconi, Fernanda Pereira Executive Production - 999: Leonardo Duque Script: Baco Exu Do Blues, Douglas Ratzlaff Bernardt, Christiano Vellutini, Lucas Andrade, Hugo Veiga, Diego Machado, Renato Zandoná, Paula Santana, Beatriz Durlo Executive Producers: Ingrid Raszl, Guilherme Passos, Marcella Feo, Tico Cruz Second Unit Director: Vitor Duarte Still Photography: Alexandre Takaki, Helen Salomão Post Production Supervisor: Danilo Abraham Post Production Company: Dopo Sound Editing And Mixing: Satélite Áudio Production Coordinator: Marcella Feo Production Director: Rafa Pinto Production Assistant - Tathi Ariosa Production Coordinator Assitants - Mariana Kerche, Amanda Grell Production Intern - Stefanie Costa Rio De Janeiro Production - Cosmo Cine: Guilherme Bolo, Bernardo Portella Costume Designer - Ana Wainer Assistent Costume Designer - Tulio Melles Makeup - Aline Mathias, Regiane Santos Camareira - Madleine Cristina Ferreira De Carvalho Object Producer - Cibele Nogueira Assistant Object Producer - Indjaah Casting Producer - Bruno Felsmann Assistant Casting Producer - Raoni Raoos Location Producers - Alexandre Neiva De Lima Rocha, Kleber Pereira, Bruno Felsmann Head Electrician - Arnaldo Shoyama Steadycam Operator - Sandro Galvão, Bernardo Negri Boom Operator - Cláudio Bueno Special Effects - Martão, Rambo Machinist - José Carlos Da Silva Fist Camera Assistant - Peterson Lomovtov, Vinicius Rodrigues Da Silva Second Camera Assistant - Hassan Shahateet, Rodrigo Cesar Dos Reis Soares Logger - Mariana Perin, Vitor Lima First Electrician Assistant - José Batista Da Cruz (Inho), Paulo De Santana Oliveira Second Electrician Assistant - Afonso Lima, Anderson Azevedo, Eurico Dos Santos First Machinist Assistant - Jonatas Bispo Second Machinist Assistant - Valter Carrasco, Vinicius De Almeida Overall Assistants - Edson "Tesouro" Aparecido Nunes Da Silva, Fabio Marques Vitalino, Jackson Francisco Oliveira, Jefferson "Zangão" Eduardo Rosa, Luiz "Chocolate" Eduardo De Queiroz Bretas, Hiago Skarff Andrade Lopes A Special Thanks To Ocupação 9 De Julho Parque Burle Marx Paróquia Nossa Senhora Da Paz Joalheria - Kid E Lula Eduardo Carvalho Preta Ferreira Priscila Pamela Dos Santos Claudenete Lindoso Pereira Pará Movimentos Monster Cam Locall Cosmo Cine EAEO|
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