Prana Filmes

Class 5B

(TV Series in 13 episodes, 2018)

5B is the most chaotic, smart and rebellious class that General Coelho School has ever seen. Desperate, Principal Adelaide hires a new educational advisor to try and fix the situation. But his battle will not be easy.


Directed by: Iuli Gerbase
Screenplay: Iuli Gerbase, Tatiana Nequete and Luis Mario Fontoura
Producer: Luciana Tomasi
Editing: Bruno Carboni
Cinematography: Bruno Polidoro
Art Direction: Ana Júlia Fortes
Production Manager: Marilia Garske
Soundtrack and Sound Design: Augusto Stern and Fernando Efron

Main Cast
Felipe Kannenberg (Ricardo)
Nadya Mendes (Adelaide)
Juh Vargas (Rita)
Helena Becker (Lisa)
Francisco Fleck (Fabinho)


Episode 9 of the series (“Nations Day”) was edited as a short film and screened at the following festivals::

  • 17ª Mostra de Cinema Infantil de Florianópolis (Brazil, 2018)
  • 19º Festivalzinho de Cinema de Vitória (Brazil, 2018)
  • 20º Fest Curtas BH – Mostra Infantil (Brazil, 2018)


In the Press
“Starts in January the filming of the television series Class 5B, directed by Iuli Gerbase and produced by Prana Films. Intended for children, the series tells the story of a fifth-grade elementary school class, the 5B, who is really clever as messy (as you can see in the photo below, where all the kids appears mocking director Iuli).”
(Roger Lerina, GAÚCHA-ZH, 12/25/2016)

“Produced by Prana Films, the series presents a fifth grade class that drives the fictional Scholl General Coelho crazy. (…) For the series, 185 young actors were tested, until the main nine were found, besides the supporting ones. There are those who have already studied theater (like Helena Becker and Ana Júlia Vargas) and those who had already appeared in advertising (Ezequias), but most of the young actors had no experience with the cameras.”
(William Mansque, GAÚCHA-ZH, 02/13/2017)

“Three classes, crazy teachers, rebellious and rowdy students, and a school on the verge of madness. This is the background of Class 5B, TV series directed by Iuli Gerbase and produced by Prana Films. (…) Fleeing from the aspect of educational program, Iuli explains that the intention was to make the small spectators learn something in each episode, but that this happened in a fun way, not didactically.”
(Luiza Fritzen, JORNAL DO COMÉRCIO, 02/14/2017)