– Company’s Up-and-Coming Filmmakers Bring Home cfp-e/shots Young Director Award and Cannes Lions For Their Work –
The Cortez Brothers, an LA-based company specializing in international productions, has returned from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a number of awards for its young directorial talent.
“We had another great showing at Cannes, but this time is special because all our winners are up-and-coming directors who are just about to take off,” says Ed Rivero, Executive Producer of The Cortez Brothers. “It shows the market is opening up to new talent, which is amazing for all of us.”
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Ricardo Maldonado, the company’s most recent addition, won two Bronze Lions in the PR Lions and Outdoor Lions categories for his 15-minute “To Peru from Perú” documentary. The film was also on the Short List in the Branded Content competition.
Ale Damiani, who hails from Uruguay, earned a Silver Media Lions in the “Best Use of Screens” category for his Pilsen “Papelitos” spot.
JP Irizarry directed the music video for salsa band El Gran Combo’s rewritten version of its hit song “No Hago Más Ná,” with new lyrics that conveyed an inspirational message. The video is part of the PR Lions Grand Prix-winning JWT San Juan, Puerto Rico campaign for Banco Popular.
Argentinian director Fernando Livschitz was honored as one of the 14th annual cfp-e/shots Young Director Award, which showcases young filmmaking talent from across the globe, for his “Inception Park” film in the Video Art Non-Europe category.
About The Cortez Brothers:
A Los Angeles-based company specializing in international productions, The Cortez Brothers has become a lightning rod for the worlds of entertainment and advertising, melding Hispanic/Latino culture and mainstream American sensibilities.
Founded in 2006, it brings bilingual, international talent under one roof, combining the forces of directors, writers and producers who are equally at home speaking English or Spanish. The Cortez Brothers produces a wide range of projects from feature films and television series to webisodes and commercials.
Recent clients include AT&T, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Dodge, Ford, Home Depot, McDonald’s, Pontiac, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Verizon and Allstate. The Cortez Brothers is one of the only woman- and minority-owned production companies in the entire US.