With previous international experience in filmmaking, design and post-production, the directing duo was formed in 2011. They create unique films using photorealistic special effects and skillful set direction, extracting great performances from actors, celebrities and non-actors alike. The duo won a Bronze Lion at Cannes for their work on “Cat-Toast” for energy drink Flying Horse. That same year they won the prestigious Young Director Awards hosted by Shots magazine.
Tomas Salles comes from a 3D background, having worked for 8 years in New York for various companies, including PSYOP/Massmarket, NY BUCK, Artjail and The Mill NY. At the The Mill Tomas was 3D supervisor and won the First Boards award. Tomas has a bachelor’s degree in graphic Design and is a skilled illustrator. He graduated with honors from NYU’s Digital Imaging and Design and was the first student selected for the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater and Stash Magazine for his work on the short film “Equilibrio”. The film went on to win the Create and Summershort awards hosted by Student Filmmaker Magazine.
Mateus Araujo is a compositing artist and post-production supervisor. He has a Masters degree in Design and Technology from Parsons University in New York, having won a scholarship for that course based in his portfolio’s excellence upon admission. Still in New York, he freelanced for design companies such as FDG, Interspectacular, BET, USA Channel, and Comedy Central. Mateus went on to win the MTV Video Music Awards for best pop music video as director in 2006.