Carlos Gerbase

Born in Porto Alegre, where he has always lived, is a writer, screenwriter, film director and teacher.

Founder of Invideo Cinematographic Productions in 1984, with producer Luciana Tomasi. In 1987, he founded the production company Casa de Cinema in Porto Alegre, and was his associate until 2011. In October 2011 created Prana Films, of which he’s a partner-director with Luciana Tomasi.

Gerbase graduated in Journalism from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (1980), has a doctorate in Social Communication also by PUCRS (2003) and Post-Doctorate in Cinema by Sorbonne-Nouvelle University – Paris V (2010). Currently, he’s teaching Audiovisual Production on PUCRS.

He began his cinematographic career in the late 1970s, with the feature film “Inverno” (Winter, 1983), shot in Super-8, which won the Gramado Festival in its category.

He also directed several works in 35 mm, such as feature film “Verdes Anos” (Greens Years, 1984) and the short film “Deus Ex-Machina” (1996), winner of 11 prizes in Gramado and an honorable mention at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, in France.

More recently, he wrote and directed the feature films “Tolerância” (Tolerance, 2000), “Sal de Prata” (Silver Salt, 2005), “3 Efes” (3 F’s, 2007), “Menos que Nada” (Less Than Nothing, 2012) and “Bio”, besides the documentary “1983 – O Ano Azul” (1983 – The Blue Year, 2009).

In television, he wrote several scripts for Rede Globo, like miniseries “Memorial de Maria Moura”, “Engraçadinha” and “Luna Caliente”. He wrote and directed material for TV Globo (such as the short film “O Comprador de Fazendas / The Buyer of Farms for the series “Brava Gente”) and for RBS-TV (“O Amante Amador / The Loving Lover and “Faustina” for the series “Contos de Inverno / Winter Stories).

As a writer, he has five works of fiction (two volumes of short stories, two novels and aanthology of chronicles) and three essays in the field of cinema.
From 2013, he participated actively in the First Film Project, providing training workshops for elementary and middle school teachers, based on his textbook “First Film: Discovering, Doing, Thinking”.

In the second half of 2014, he was curator of the exhibition “Moacyr Scliar, O Centauro do Bom Fim”, which took more than 100 thousand visitors to Santander Cultural, in Porto Alegre, and was highlighted by the press as one of the main cultural events of that year.

Between 1983 and 2002, he was also a member – as a drummer and later vocalist – of the iconic rock band from Rio Grande do Sul, OsReplicantes, with which he released six albums in the period.

Photo by: Davi Campana

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