Carbo Films

Carbo Films Carbo Films is a small but mighty production company that captures audiences for U.S., Latin America, and international brands.
Carbo Films has delivered global creativity and award-winning production expertise to brands and agencies since 1992. Whether it’s dazzling visuals or sidesplitting comedy, Carbo’s directors find new ways to endear the biggest brands in the world to U.S., Latin American and international audiences. Home to veteran and emerging talent alike, the shop’s family feel provides the perfect environment for ideas and filmmakers to grow. Concepts of all scales are executed with artful precision across all media platforms. Time and time again, Carbo proves that powerful storytelling can inspire anybody, anywhere. Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarboFilms Tumblr: http://carbo-films.tumblr.com

05/18/2018

Yep, definitely World Cup time, futbol, the universal language. Take a look at this piece by our director Eivind Holmboe for MasterCard, it's great :)

OK, I can feel it stirring... it's getting to be World Cup time again, bring it! Here's a project we did for Charly spor...
05/17/2018

OK, I can feel it stirring... it's getting to be World Cup time again, bring it! Here's a project we did for Charly sports shoes, directed by our very own Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Siente Tus Colores! Feel Your Colors!!!

10/09/2017

Calling all Maria's and everyone who has ever met a Maria! Let's donate and share in order to help combat that other Maria! Thanks and kudos to The Community for spearheading the effort, good job!

https://mariasvsmaria.com/es/

Check out this new interview with our very own drone wizard, Sergio Abuja! Get the inside scoop on the Drone 500 project...
03/23/2017
A Look Behind The Scenes Of Intel Drone 500: Director Sergio Abuja Talks To Skytango

Check out this new interview with our very own drone wizard, Sergio Abuja! Get the inside scoop on the Drone 500 project for Intel shot in Hamburg, Germany. Magical skies!
https://skytango.com/look-behind-the-scenes-of-intel-drone-500-director-sergio-abuja-talks-to-skytango/

Skytango sat down with award-winning director Sergio Abuja once more, who filmed Intel's Drone 500, to speak about the behind-the-scenes of the show.

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12/24/2016

Timeline Photos

http://www1.produ.com/hispanicpub/noticias/140804We couldn't be prouder! :)
09/03/2016
Ángela Díaz y Roberto Rodríguez de Paradox LA: Nuestros directores son artistas integrales y expertos en usar la tecnología eficientemente

http://www1.produ.com/hispanicpub/noticias/140804
We couldn't be prouder! :)

Con el apoyo de Carbo Films acaba de lanzarse al mercado Paradox LA, que estará enfocada en proyectos digitales, branded content y 360VR. PRODU conversó con Ángela Díaz, jefa de producción, y Roberto Rodríguez, productor, quienes estarán a cargo del nuevo proyecto. “Somos un equipo de realizadores y...

08/29/2016
Gus Carballo de Carbo Films: El trabajo con el actor abre caminos infinitos a la creatividad

Check out our very own Gus Carballo on today's Produ.com
http://www1.produ.com/director/perfiles/1695

Gus Carballo from Carbo Films: Working with actors opens up infinite paths to creativity

Gus Carballo reminisces that when he was 16, he used to work to pay for his expenses and dreamed to be able to do what he liked most: films. A native from the City of Buenos Aires, he would go to the 2pm show when he had the theater all to himself and "the ritual of being alone in the darkness, in absolute silence waiting for the film to start, was magnified."

The Director studied in the Centro de Investigación del Cine in Buenos Aires where his adventure began. "Afterwards, life, music and my interests led me to discover other paths in the audiovisual world, such as advertising, musical videos, TV and video art, enabling me to manifest in the diverse manners of audiovisual narrative" he said. "After the teenage illusion of doing what I liked when I wasn´t working became a job, but a pleasant and motivating job, the kind that makes me want to wake up each morning and that allows me to learn something new every day and return home with a new revelation."

His career as a Director started in Madrid and Barcelona. He currently lives in the U.S. and is part of the Carbo Films team, with whom he works for the Hispanic and Latin American market. He has shot more than 100 films around the world, together with great agencies and brands, including Fanta, Reebok, El Corte Inglés, the Spanish Tourism Office and the Real Madrid. His creativity and narrative sensitivity have been acknowledged in diverse advertising and film festivals.

“The main challenge of my work is to communicate, translating emotions into a language that everybody can understand and receive. That is why I think how it is portrayed is essential. Regardless of the end or the means, every message is loaded with an emotion and it is fundamental for it to be delivered without distortions to the viewer, the consumer, fan or general audience" confessed Carballo. "My greatest satisfaction comes when I manage to get my job to awaken feelings in people, touch some fiber that generates a smile, a tear, an illusion."

Carballo finds inspiration “in the street, in people, in reality and in the fantasy about reality." He enjoys all the genres and their challenges, but finds himself very comfortable with advertising and musical videos. "In these cases, as Directors, we must act as agencies, because we are generating creativity from scratch and together with the record company´s marketing department. Along with the enormous creative experience that these type of projects offer, they also render an extra in terms of production. Adapting to lower budgets than the ones in big campaigns, achieving optimal results, gives us a plus when facing commercial projects, of the so-called 'digital' type. It is time for the agencies to also adapt to this type of work" he explained.

He is also very interested in theater and the actor´s work, since he considers that working with actors in theater labs opens up infinite paths that lead to creativity. "I have the aim and wish to develop a theater project as soon as I have the time. I have been working and learning for years with one of the best directors and acting teachers in Latin America and Spain" he highlighted.

The films that have accompanied him on this journey are It´s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra and Café de Floré by Jean-Marc Vallée. “I have seen them so many times, I can't count them anymore. These films open up new paths each time you see them".

In the last year, he made campaigns for Reebok, MTV, Buckler beer, Coppadis and the Parkinson Research Foundation. In record projects he directed Diego Torres´ most recent launch together with Rubén Blades with the single Hoy es domingo; Tu enemigo by Juanes with Pablo López, and the video Say yay which represented Spain in the Eurovision Festival, that is held each year with an audience of 400 million people.

The filmmaker would love to work with Coca-Cola. “I think their campaigns go straight to people's hearts. They are usually based on wishes, and dreams to be pursued or something that can be shared. I see lots of things in common with my job and my way of communicating. I think we could form a good synergy if the opportunity arose."

Carballo aims at a future where he continues to discover things each day, learning in each project, finding a challenge in each film and enjoying his work the way he imagined it when he was 16.

Production Company:
Carbo Films, USA
Contact: Dora Medrano
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Gus Carballo recuerda que cuando tenía 16 años trabajaba para pagarse sus gastos y soñaba con ser mayor y poder dedicarse a lo que más le gustaba: el cine. Originario de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, se escapaba cada vez que podía a la función de las 2 de la tarde, cuando la sala estaba sola para él y…

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08/09/2016

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Our director,  Diego Hurtado de Mendoza  checking out the new VR gear at VRLA convention this past weekend
08/09/2016

Our director, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza checking out the new VR gear at VRLA convention this past weekend

We are loving Sir Ben Kingsley's perspective on working with female directors, and in particular with our very own Isabe...
06/05/2016
Ben Kingsley: why I now know that women make the best directors of men

We are loving Sir Ben Kingsley's perspective on working with female directors, and in particular with our very own Isabel Coixet, who has directed him in two films, wise and insightful.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/04/ben-kingsley-women-best-directors--learning-to-drive?CMP=share_btn_fb

The veteran actor’s new film, Learning to Drive, is directed, written and produced by women. He explains why it’s an experience he’s keen to repeat

06/02/2016
Fútbol - Copa América

Take a look at a new Coca Cola spot directed by Facundo Españón for the Copa America, go Facundo!

Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, King of the Camera Car Hill! Having a blast shooting Ford F150 in Dallas for Zubi, thanks Zubi...
05/04/2016

Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, King of the Camera Car Hill! Having a blast shooting Ford F150 in Dallas for Zubi, thanks Zubi! Always a pleasure!

05/04/2016
Amigas- VODAFONE

Take a look at our Agustin Berruezo's latest spot for VODAFONE.

Why is this even still a thing? Yes, let's indeed do something about it, like our very own Isabel Coixet who is producin...
03/16/2016
Here’s What The Film Industry Thinks About Hollywood’s Gender Problem

Why is this even still a thing? Yes, let's indeed do something about it, like our very own Isabel Coixet who is producing a slate of five feature films, all directed by women, through her company, Miss Wasabi, not to mention the fact that she's an amazing and prolific director herself. We at Carbo pride ourselves in always having female directors on our roster, we represent five wonderful ones now and have done so since we opened our doors 24 years ago.

http://video.glamour.com/watch/heres-what-the-film-industry-thinks-about-hollywoods-gender-problem

Women directed only 4 percent of the top movies over the past 13 years—and it’s time to change that. Watch to hear what major film industry players have to say about the issue. Watch the full series when it premieres on EPIX on March 8th.

Happy International Women's Day from Carbo Films! even though around here every day is women's day :). We invite you to ...
03/08/2016
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Happy International Women's Day from Carbo Films! even though around here every day is women's day :). We invite you to check out this amazing project called "Half the Sky Movement".
http://www.halftheskymovement.org

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02/05/2016
jennifer & cat

Carbo Films welcomes its new director: Jennifer Cox. Stay tuned for her wondrous work, coming up!

The Carbo Films team wishes you all a wonderful Christmas time, and a 2016 full of great projects and exciting new endea...
12/22/2015

The Carbo Films team wishes you all a wonderful Christmas time, and a 2016 full of great projects and exciting new endeavors 😀

We're very proud of the amazing work Isabel Coixet does, not only for women in entertainment, but for women in general!
11/24/2015
Coixet’s Wasabi Films Presents New Femme Slate

We're very proud of the amazing work Isabel Coixet does, not only for women in entertainment, but for women in general!

BARCELONA-- Elena Trape’s “Waiting for Time to Stand Still,” Julia Solomonoff’s “Nobody’s Watching” and Liliana Torres’ “What Have We Done Wrong?” are some of the titles in the lineup of Miss Wasab...

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11/16/2015

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Happy Monday! Don't miss out on Carbo Films' latest thing: 360 videos! https://t.co/WSSVDmYqTu
11/02/2015
Carbo Films 360 video

Happy Monday! Don't miss out on Carbo Films' latest thing: 360 videos! https://t.co/WSSVDmYqTu

Carbo Films located in Venice, California. Carbo Films has delivered global creativity and award-winning production expertise to brands and agencies since 1992. Whether it's kaleidoscopic visuals or sidesplitting comedy, Carbo's directors find new ways to endear the biggest brands in the world to U.…

11/02/2015

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Hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween. Hard to come back to work today after all the weekend silliness!

10/30/2015

We got our Spain #TryTheWorld box! In an office full of Spaniards, this is a fun treat to receive ;)

Have you heard? Carbo Films is making VR/360 videos now! Check it out on our special 360VR page, and on the latest artic...
10/27/2015
Carbo Films 360 video

Have you heard? Carbo Films is making VR/360 videos now! Check it out on our special 360VR page, and on the latest article from SourceEcreative:
http://sourceecreative.com/news-or-feature-story.php?type=sf&ID=94&a=i
http://carbofilms.com/360video/

Carbo Films located in Venice, California. Carbo Films has delivered global creativity and award-winning production expertise to brands and agencies since 1992. Whether it's kaleidoscopic visuals or sidesplitting comedy, Carbo's directors find new ways to endear the biggest brands in the world to U.…

09/14/2015
SABRITAS - Enrique Iglesias

Check out the latest commercial we shot with Metro Producciones, directed by Jorge Malpica.

Client/Product: Sabritas Mexico

Team Carbo at DisneyWorld! (Part 2)
09/01/2015

Team Carbo at DisneyWorld! (Part 2)

Team Carbo at DisneyWorld!
08/31/2015

Team Carbo at DisneyWorld!

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Directors: Agustín Berruezo Alauda Alex Julià Beleén Gayán Félix Fernaández de Castro Gonzo Llorente Isabel Coixet Javier Garrido Juan Taratuto Nico Puenzo Pedro Ávila Rogelio Sikander Rennie Solis Sebastián Alfie Sebastián Valiño Associates: Traffic CO2 Films La Panda

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