35mm, HD, DCP - 2012 - Brazilian - 87 Min - Color / Black & White


Tropicalia (original title)

A film by Marcelo Machado

Many years after the “explosion” of the Tropicalia movement in 1967, 1968 and 1969, it still influences the cultural production both domestically and internationally. 
“Tropicalia” is a feature length documentary that revisits this important Brazilian cultural movement through the recovery of valuable archives and exclusive encounters with renowned foreign artists and Brazilian “Tropicalia” icons such as Gaetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, among others.

Marcelo Machado


Marcelo Machado began his career in 1981 when he launched the “Electronic Video Look” (Olhar Eletrônico Vídeo), a pioneer producer at the independent productions. He co-directed "Marly Normal" with Fernando Meirelles, an experimental video that awarded the 1st Brazil’s Video Festival, and "The Other Side of Your Home" contemplated in 1985 for Best Documentary at FestRio, along with other works. With the “Electronic Video Look”, he collaborated on TV Gazeta SP, at the programs "23rd Hour", "Aerials", "Crig-Ra" and "Magic Eye" epoch-making innovations in the language and creativity in a different form of making television.

Seven years later became head of production at TV Gazeta, where he launched the TV MIX and the first generation of Brazilian video-reporters. In the earlier 1990, was also invited to launch the channel MTV in Brazil. In 1992, he directed the documentary "Sato" (Encouragement Award from the Department of Culture). Marcelo went to television advertising as head of the agency DPZ RTVC, where produced national and international commercials and directed his first advertising films, besides the two documentaries "In Limits "and" Around The World ", presented at MTV Brazil and HBO.

In 2000, Marcelo left the agency to specialize in direction and production of audiovisual projects. He starred with the direction of a TV Serie "Brazilian Music" for Multishow; produced the documentary "Drum in Braz" for MTV Brazil and directed "Claudio Zoli na pista" and "Brazilian Music" both released on DVD by Trama Music. In 2003, won the Prize MTV Brazil with the Best Electronic Music Video "Samba Yes", from Fernanda Porto and DJ Rascal. In 2004, co-directed the documentary "Ginga - the soul of Brazilian football," released in theaters and distributed by Paramount. In 2006, he directed the documentary "Pure Spirit of Brazil", produced by O2 International. In 2007 he directed the documentary "Oscar Niemeyer - The Architect of Invention", distributed on newsstands and showed at the TV Channel GNT. In 2008 he was responsible for directing the documentary "Journey to the Anhui - China", a co-production with BossaNovaFilms for the channel TV Cultura. In 2009, wrote and directed the documentary "The Train Whistle", released and distributed in Araraquara (SP) and showed on TV Cultura, also directed the DVD "300 Years of Piano" for the Seal SESC.

Since 2007 Marcelo had been dedicated to research and survey of the conditions for the production of the feature film" Tropicalia ", held in 2010-2011. During this period he co-directed the documentary "Verse," both produced by BossaNovaFilms and with release planned for 2012.

Marcelo Machado


2012 Tropicália (documentary) 
2005 Ginga (documentary) 
1986 Olhar Eletrônico (video documentary) 
1983 Marly Normal (documentary short) 

Original language: Brazilian
Produced by: Bossa Nova Films


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