NOSTRO is a young production company based in Rio de Janeiro with the purpose of sharing and living from the collective art, producing content for cinema and TV. Created in 2016 by Carlos Eduardo Valinoti who, after going through different companies in Rio de Janeiro and producing different projects, wanted to create his own production house to carry out sustainable and plural projects, representing narratives still in growth as themes related to minority causes to be discussed in society.
Nostro has 8 award-winning short films that have gone through national and international festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Vancouver Film Festival, Frameline, Warsaw Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro Int’l Film Festival, and also exhibited at Canal Brasil, a producer’s partner in projects. The highlights include “Auto Copa Park” by João Atala (Best Director - Curta Cinema Int’l Short Film Festival) and “I Do”, by Felipe Cabral (Top3 Frameline LGBT Film Festival and Best Short at the MIX Brasil Festival), selected for more than 52 festivals.
Carlos Eduardo Valinoti
Cadu Valinoti is a producer graduated in Cinema at PUC-Rio and executive formation in the UK. With experience in documentaries, shorts and feature films, he has worked for important production companies in Brazil, having produced for Canal Brasil, OFF, Multishow and ESPN. In the advertising market he has produced for Google, Nike, Corona, Coca-Cola, Heineken and Yahoo UK. He was production coordinator of "The Great Mystical Circus", by Carlos Diegues (Festival de Cannes 2018). He was also executive producer of the award-winning films "Favela Gay" by Rodrigo Felha and "Fala Comigo" by Felipe Sholl, both Best Film Awards at the Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival. His last productions were "Sem Seu Sangue" by Alice Furtado (Directors' Fortnight at Festival de Cannes 2019); and the still unreleased productions "Los Abismos" by Agustina San Martin and "Gilda" by Gustavo Pizzi. Cadu also takes care of projects under the seal of his production company Nostro, where he develops arthouse projects and it's in post-production of its first feature, "Planta Baixa" by Miwa Yanagizawa and Igor Angelkorte. He also attends international markets such as Ventana Sur, European Film Market, Marché du Film and was an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus in 2017.
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Roberta Rocha is a journalist and producer graduated in Social Communication/Journalism at PUC-Rio. She moves between production coordination and executive production assistance. She have passed through different production companies such as Gaia Filmes and Raccord Produções, where, respectively, she was on the team of "O Rio de Benjamin Costallat" by Vicente Ferraz and "Madalena" by Madiano Marchetti, both still unreleased. Roberta also works with advertising, videoclips and TV, having produced for Shopping Leblon (Winter Campaign 2019) and Itaú; the videoclips "Baseado na Paixão" by the band Onze20 and "Teatrão do Amor" by George Sauma. She was also production coordinator for NBA Freestyle, a sports program shown on TV Bandeirantes. Roberta currently makes part of Nostro's team as project coordinator where she simultaneously develops several arthouse projects.
Faiza Zaidi is a producer and director graduated in the University for the Creative Arts (London), who has been working in production for more than 10 years. She owns 42video, passionate about working with brands, businesses, online channels, ad agencies and providing them with creative video content solution. She also executes foreign projects and develops film projects under the seal of 42films. Together with Nostro, Faiza makes the strategic bridge between Europe, through the Londoner hub, and Latin America, seeking new projects, international partnerships and production services.