Mariana Youssef is the new director of Saigon Filmes

The former Paranoid will be repped by the producer’s Brazilian and Mexican offices

Saigon Filmes announced the arrival of Mariana Youssef as the new director. The former Paranoid will be repped by the producer’s Brazilian and Mexican offices.

After graduating from the International Academy of Cinema, Mariana studied acting for directors at the Judith Weston Studio in Los Angeles and screenwriting techniques from Guillermo Arriaga in Chile. In his recent works, the professional was responsible for three episodes of the series “Lov3” for Amazon Prime Video and the main director of the series “As Seguidoras” for Paramount+ in 2021. In 2022, he also directed and produced O Beijo Teenager. ” for HBO Max and “Desejos SA” for Star+.

“Marie, apart from being an incredible person, has a great social conscience, being one of the most important faces of Free the Work, she is a super versatile and very experienced director, she is a force and faces any kind of challenge. After 4 entertaining series in a row, it arrives in Saigon at an ideal time, perfectly in line with what the market is experiencing with the strong impact of storytelling in any format,” said Victoria Scaf, Head of Sales and Strategy, Saigon Filmes. From September 2022.

Awarded at festivals such as Cannes Lions, New York Film Festival, Clio Awards and Ciclope, in addition to being a juror at D&A and Ciclope, Mariana Youssef also debuted in the world of feature films with Os Viúvos ” with the film released in 2011. in 2022

The advertising professional has in his portfolio films for brands such as Ford, J&J, Rolling Stone, Fiat, Sky, Natura, Samsung, Coca-Cola and others. In addition, Mariana is actively working for gender equality as an ambassador for Free The Work, an international initiative that seeks to change the scenario of inequality in the audiovisual industry.

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