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Dear friend, my name is Guenny K. Pires, I`m a director and I have seventeen years of progressive experience planning, shooting, directing, producing and editing compelling stories.
I was born and raised in Mira-Mira, a humble African village with less than ten houses. As many children I grow up on back of my mother Marina Pires, who was a street seller (fruits and vegetable). Until age of ten, she will took me to everywhere around the island of Fogo, Cape Verde.
I believe that we all deserve an opportunity to do something that we really love! To me make films is my first passion. That is why in 2005 I founded Txan Film - a Cape Verdean four-member production company based in Los Angeles, California with the development and exposure of Cape Verdean culture as the core goal.
We are a group of dedicated indie filmmakers ready to produce a feature documentary about unsung heroes, people who make a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Our mission is to tell stories that may not otherwise be heard and to give a voice to those who do not have access to mass media. Our hope is that our films create a bridge to connect people and nations of Africa, Americas, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America by sharing human stories in historical and cultural context in a way that will allow new generations to understand their history and become better-informed citizens of the world.
Recent awards: Europa Film Festival Award Finalist for Best Narrative Short, 2021
National Student Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Short, 2020
Roxbury International Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Short, 2020
Silicon Valley African Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Short, 2020
Pan African Film & Arts Festival, Nominated for Best Short Narrative, 2020
Africa in Motion Film Festival, Nominated for Best Short Narrative, 2020
Kugoma Film Festival, Nominated for Best Short Narrative, 2020
President of the Republic of Cape Verde, Diploma of Merit, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Los Angeles City College, Certificate of Achievement, 2017
Africa House Film Festival, Award for Best Filmmaking, 2016
President of the Republic of Cape Verde Islands, Diploma of Merit, 2015
Guenny K. Pires: Writer, Producer, Director and Cinematographer (IMDb)
Jeremy C. Gredone: Postproduction Supervisor, Editor (IMDb)
Tim Reid: Voice Over and Producer Consulting (IMDb)
Manthia Diawara: Filmmaker’s Mentor (IMDb)
Ike Karnick: Producer Consulting (IMDb)
Ali Sousa: Actor (IMDb)
Cedric Obannon: Editor (IMDb)
Alan: VFX Artists (IMDb)
Djim Job: Music Director and Sound Designer (IMDb)
Al Kyo: Composer (IMDb)
Vasco A. R. Pires: Visual Artist, Sound and Lighting (IMDb)
Elizabete Pires: Producer Manager
Belinda Foster: Marketing and Social Media (IMDb)
Rathael Fambro: Researcher
Check more at www.txanfilm.com