TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Michael Wahrmann

Michael Wahrmann


Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2019


Michael was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, grew up in Israel and lives in Brazil since 2004. In 2007 he graduated the FAAP Film Dep. in Sao Paulo. His short films AVÓS (2009), OMA (2011), THE BEAST (2016) and his feature film AVANTI POPOLO (2012) were shown in many international and national festivals, as the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, Berlinale, Rotterdam and Brasília and received more than 60 awards over the years. As producer, he funded SANCHO&PUNTA and produced feature films such as LOS TERRITORIOS (The Territories), by Ivan Granovsky (Rotterdam 2017); INVISIBLE, by Pablo Giorgelli (Venice, Orizzonti 2017); ELON NÃO ACREDITA NA MORTE (Elon Doesn't Believe in Death) by Ricardo Alves Jr (Rotterdam 2017) and is associate producer of ZAMA by Lucrécia Martel (Venice 2017), among others.
He is currently developing his new feature film project as director, PAINLESS, co-written with Alejandro Fadel and Diego Lerer. The project got the Ibermedia fund for development and is participating in the Ikusmira Berriak program of the San Sebastian Film Festival.

company profile

SANCHO & PUNTA was established in São Paulo in 2016, through the partnership between Sancho Filmes and Punta Colorada de Cinema, with the objective of sharing a production platform destined to the realization of independent projects by Brazilian and international directors.
Sancho Filmes was created in 2009 by filmmakers Michael Wahrmann, Bruno Risas and Diogo Hayashi, with the aim of developing and producing their own authorial projects.
Punta Colorada de Cinema was created in 2014 by producer Julia Alves and distributor Silvia Cruz in order to produce authorial brazilian films and co-produce promising international directors.
By combining the experience of the two companies in the process of creation, production and distribution of independent films and the presence in the international market, SANCHO & PUNTA expands the diversity of its projects and opens space for new cinematographic encounters.