The Cortez Brothers, an LA-based global production company specializing in international productions, has signed Director Fernando Livschitz for US representation. Buenos Aires-based Livschitz joins The Cortez Brothers’ roster on the heels of his two highly successful Web films: “Escalas New York” and “Buenos Aires Inception Park.” Inspired by the design and architecture of great cities, the runaway viral hits combine surreal imagery with the realism of the city. Both films have generated buzz across the world of advertising and visual art.
With the international attention surrounding Livschitz’s short films, The Cortez Brothers Executive Producer Ed Rivero sees promising similarities to fellow roster directors Fede Alvarez and Ricardo de Montreuil, both of whom had short films land the attention of major advertising, film and TV players in the United States. Alvarez is currently working on Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.” Ricardo de Montreuil, with multiple feature films in active development, is currently turning his short film, “The Raven,” into a feature film with Mark Wahlberg attached.
“The addition of Fernando to our roster makes perfect sense and we’re very happy to have him aboard,” remarks Rivero. “Fernando highlights the wealth of talent in Latin America, and we’re confident he’ll make a seamless transition to mainstream media just as we’ve seen with others like Fede and Ricardo.”
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With an early career steeped in mixed-media and multiple post-production disciplines, Livschitz’s filmmaking aesthetic combines his passion for visual art and photography. As a director, he emphasizes lighting, color and composition to capture the beauty of detail.
Livschitz’s eclectic filmmaking career took off at an early age with the debut of his short film “Admisión y Permanencia” (“Admission and Permanence”) at age 17. His second short film, “Atarashii” (2005), screened internationally at film festivals across Europe, North America and South America, garnering several awards and honors along the way. After graduating from film school at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, Livschitz went on to receive extensive post-production training and experience with stints at Encuadre, Illusion Studios and Barraca Post. Here, Livschitz collaborated with some of Buenos Aires’ top producers creating campaigns for Coca Cola, AXE, Bimbo, Hooks, Sony, Bayer and Standard Bank.
Enthralling himself in visual arts and post-production would ultimately define Livschitz’s filmmaking approach as he moved into the director’s chair at Fight Films, Buffalo Films, Barraca Post, Encuadre, and Illusion Studios. His commercial directing credits include spots for Standard Bank, AXE, Bimbo, Hooks, Sony, Bayer, La Salta, Pop Art, Cadbury, The Nation, LAN, Nivea, Petrobras, and the City of Buenos Aires. Most recently, Livschitz directed a web spot for Coca Cola, which tabbed tens of thousands of views in just two weeks.
Livschitz has directed music videos for major Latin American bands Attaque 77, Tipitos, Mancha de Rolando, Kyosko, Adicta, Dmente, Guachass, and Division Urbana. He continues his passion for photography, exhibiting at art galleries worldwide. His recent photography honors include the Itaú Cultural Visual Arts Award (2011), Estímulo de Fotografía Francisco Ayerza (2011) and the 8th Annual Photo Contest: “People of My City” via Bank of America.
“With the tradition of The Cortez Brothers and its breadth of quality projects, I’m excited about the opportunity to create more high-quality work with the company,” concludes Livschitz. “I look forward to bringing my directing aesthetic and eye for detail to the U.S. because these features express my storytelling ability to communicate in a universal language and reach millions of people from all over the world.”
About The Cortez Brothers:
A Los Angeles-based global production company specializing in offshore shooting, 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.
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