EH! FILMES WAS FOUNDED IN 1994 BY ELISA TOLOMELLI.
Graduated in Advertising, Elisa Tolomelli’s experience within the film industry has surpassed 25 years. During this time she had the opportunity to work in many different areas of cinema and television production including script writing, direction, production and distribution. As a line producer, she was responsible for major international box offices such as “Central Station” and “City of God”, which was nominated for the Oscar in 4 categories (Best Director, Photography, Editing and Screenplay).
EH! Filmes was established in 1994. It has produced “Dead in the Water”, “So Hard to Forget”, “Margaret Mee and the Moon Flower”, “The Moving Forest” and “Bernice”. EH! Filmes has also produced television programs for Futura Channel, such as “Urban Feature” and “The Art of being a Musician”.
Between 1992 and 1996, Elisa worked as a Commercial Director for Riofilme and was responsible for the distribution of over 30 films. This experience led to the creation of EH! Filmes Distribution, and since 2013 many films have been distributed.
Upcoming productions: “Maria do Caritó, by João Paulo Jabur, ”Luna Clara” by Flávia Lacerda, Lifeglass by Caio Soh and “the Open Door” by Bruno Murtinho.
Graduated in Social Communication, with majors in Advertising and Journalism, since 2000 Thais Mello has been involved in a variety of functions related to audio-visual productions.
As an executive producer she was responsible for films such as ‘Women of Brazil’ by Malu de Martino, ‘Stolen Dreams’ by Sandra Werneck, ‘The Lord of the Labyrinth’ by Geraldo Motta, ‘The Moving Forest’ by Vinicius Coimbra and the awarded short film “Viva Volta’ by Heloisa Passos.
On TV Thais has been involved in the production of advertising campaigns of major brands such as OMO, Dove, Bradesco as well as the television talk and interview show ‘Vai e Vem’ – ‘Come and Go’ screened at GNT Channel directed by Tiago Worcman.
She has also been responsible for the production and executive production of major Brazilian singers such as Alcione, Emílio Santiago, Ivan Lins, Seu Cuca and Celebrare amongst many others.
In Distribution, she was the Production Manager at H2O Films, and also played a major role launching Lumiere Distributor as a Marketing and Media Assessor.
A MÚSICA DA CASA 7
Série para TV
A singing teacher and her granddaughter move to a residential compound in Rio de Janeiro, changing, with the help of music, the lives of 6 children and their families.
SCREENWRITING: Alessandra Pinho e Douglas Tourinho
EPISODE’S DURATION: 26 min
AUDIENCE: Children / Teens
TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Duda, close to her 30th birthday, sees herself struggling between coming out and face her mother conservative attitudes, or lose her true love. Set in Rio de Janeiro, “To Be or not to Be” depicts conflicts, questionings and current social idiosyncrasies that are common to our cosmopolitan urban society. Raised in a traditional Italian background, the protagonist is passionate by her work, a mix of writing and football, which also goes against her sexual orientation. But her character helps her adapt to both work and family environment. She keeps moving on with life, without realising she has created a prison – a wardrobe – where she hides.
SCREENWRITING: Milly Lacombe, Flávia Guimarães, Ana Durães
EPISODE’S DURATION: 26 min
JORGE AND ZÉLIA – A STORY
OF LOVE AND EXILE
This series will tell part of Jorge Amado e Zélia Gattai’s story, both writers, who have lived for almost 60 years a rare love story. Zélia Gattai’s “Um chapéu para viagem” e “Senhora dona do baile”; both her autobiographies, have been used as a background to set the series. As a woman, she was ahead of her time, and her narrative was full of spirit. The series is set between 1942 and 1948, during Dutra’s Government, well known for their hatred towards the Brazilian Communist Party. Part drama, part romance, Jorge e Zelia, - a history of love and exile, combines history , the couple’s romance, a touch of an ironic sense of humour while depicting reality.
SCREENWRITING: Douglas Tourinho
EPISODE’S DURATION: 52 min
DOLORES DURAN – THE HAPPY DAME OF THE SAD SOONGS
To recreate Dolores Duran trajectory is to recover a foundation block of Brazil’s cultural history, specially in regards to the popular Brazilian music. It is to redeem a period in our city’s history in a time that preceded Bossa Nova and an opportunity to maintain our musical memory, which is a crucial step to understand the Brazilian history. Dolores Duran has received very little acknowledgement towards her music but her voice crossed boundaries and generations. “Because of You’ ( Por Causa de Você) with Tom Jobim, was sung by Frank Sinatra. Dolores Duran has inspired singers such as Lúcio Alves, Nara Leão, Maysa, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Carlos, Nana Caymmi, Gal Costa, Ângela Rô Rô, Carlos Lyra e tantos outros.
SCREENWRITING: Douglas Tourinho
EPISODE LENGTH: 52 min
HUMOR - BRAZIL
We travel to Ceará to find out why the state is the biggest producer of humor in Brazil . And the data confirms it: Ceará is the birthplace of Chico Anysio, Renato Aragão, Tom Cavalcante, Tiririca, Falcão amongst hundreds of houmorists. In the capital there are tenths of daily shows and presentations. Ceará hosts the Humor Festival (12th edition), there is the Humor Theatre, Thursdays Humor Nights, humor on the streets, at the beach, even on the bus. The series will trace back the origins of humor in the state of Ceará, where a mixture of circus, ‘vaudeville’, silent movie, and many other styles coexist . The story of the famous humorists mentioned earlier, through interviews with family members and work colleagues, as well as the new generation of comedians Zé Modesto, Ery Soares, Adamastor Pitaco, Scolástica, Rossicléia, Mastrogilda, Lailtinho Brega, Bené Barbosa, Wellington Muniz, o Ceará will be introduced.
SCREENWRITING: Flávia Guimarães
EPISODE LENGTH’: 52 min
“Luna Clara” is a fantastic adventure, an absurd tale, a tragic comedy and most of all, a beautiful love story.
An adaptation of Adriana Falcão´s novel “Luna Clara e Apolo onze”.
SCREENWRITER: Adriana Falcão
SCREENPLAY COLLABORATION: Clarice Falcão e Célio Porto
DURATION: 90 min
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