Announcing the Solutions Storytelling Project: Latin America filmmakers!

Sandro Kakabadze

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Documentary Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Editor and Drone Pilote
Sao Paulo, SP BR
An experienced documentary filmmaker with a full kit based in Brazil.

About

I am a documentary filmmaker based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I graduated in Journalism at Moscow State University and obtained a Master's degree in Documentary filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London. I worked as a TV reporter for many years, but for the last decade, I have been focusing on documentary filmmaking. I regularly film in the Amazonian forest and other remote regions of the country. So far, I have worked in 23 of the 26 states of Brazil, as well as in Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador. My first feature documentary film, "On the Edge of Gold", which tells the story of illegal gold miners in the Brazilian Amazon forest, won the critic's prize at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival - Mostra. I typically operate with a lean team of just one assistant or sometimes even alone. This approach significantly reduces costs and allows me to maintain tight control over expenses. I film using a Canon C70 camera, pilot the DJI Air2s drone, and edit using Premier. My clients include important Brazilian and international organizations and companies such as MapBiomas, UNHCR Brazil, Skoll Foundation, Imazon, Freethink, Ipsos Mori, Coalizão Brasil, Arayau, HCor, and others.

Featured Work

Trailer, Drought in Amazon

I wrote, filmed and edited this video

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Trailer, Drought and fires in Pantanal

I wrote, filmed and edited this video

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