2020 marked the fifth edition of CICLOPE Latino, and we love seeing the growing network of creative talent defining the region.
Ciclope was created to celebrate and unite the best talent working in advertising and moving image around the world. While the current health crisis forced the cancellation of the awards ceremony, we are still excited to recognize the most well-crafted work in Africa.
Vellas is an award winning cinematographer working at the forefront of the film and advertising spaces in Brazil. He is the recipient of dozens of awards and he currently runs his own production company Saigon Films, based in São Paulo. We talked to the longtime Ciclope friend about the production opportunities throughout South America, the pros and cons of shooting in Brazil, and the top three things that keep him inspired.
If passion, creativity, open-mindedness, and ambition to push boundaries were bottled up as a scent, it would be called Eau du Pepe Marais. Pepe is a co-founder and Group Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public United, a purpose-driven brand and communications group in South Africa, whose clients include Chicken Licken, NedBank, Converse and more.