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About Us

We believe in the power of entertainment to create awareness that can change the way that people think about the world. Whether they are works of Fantasy, Documentaries, TV Series or other forms of media, Maria Farinha strives to tell impactful and inspiring stories that transform lives.

b-corpIn 2013, Maria Farinha Filmes was the first film production and distribution company in Latin America to become certified as a BCorporation, a classification of selected companies that use the power of business to create social impact.

  • Luiz Carlos Merten, O Estado de São Paulo newspaper

    I thought the film was so beautiful, so moving, that I cried. And while I watched I reminisce my readings, my games, and the joy of climbing trees and eating fruits (without washing)… it’s wonderful.

    Luiz Carlos Merten, O Estado de São Paulo newspaper
  • Deni Rubbo, Carta Capital magazine

    So, in Tarja Branca, sometimes one gets the feeling that all it takes for each person is to look to the child within and the playful universe, from which one was suppressed, will bloom spontaneously.

    Deni Rubbo, Carta Capital magazine
  • Mônica Rodrigues da Costa, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper

    Without being aggressive when it raises against the daily rush in the world of consumption, the film makes its intentions clear (…) Who doesn’t play will not have well-being in the adult life.

    Mônica Rodrigues da Costa, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper
  • Eliane Brum, Época magazine

    Documentaries like the ones by Estela Renner and books like the ones by Michael Moss are opportunities to think and understand what is happening, while we are being afflicted by the consumption’s appeals in and out of our homes. They also stimulate breaking down the passivity and taking a stand.

    Eliane Brum, Época magazine
  • Paulo Lima, Istoé magazine

    Estela and Alana’s team offer a service of huge relevance to the country and light up a strong warning yellow light about how we can be unknowingly sponsoring the premature and slow death of our children, which time we go to the supermarket.

    Paulo Lima, Istoé magazine
  • Daniel Vilela, Vida Simples magazine

    Sometimes we try really hard not to lose focus. To keep life on the right track. But we forget that living, deep down, is losing focus of the routine and not being afraid of going with the flow.

    Daniel Vilela, Vida Simples magazine
  • Xandra Stefanel

    The whole piece makes the theme understandable to the viewer through the emotions, more than through reason. Impossible not to identify yourself with the playing and stories presented, and don’t remember the bright colors that should be a part of every child’s life.

    Xandra Stefanel
  • Cine Garimpo, Cine Garimpo

    My memory got full trying to register so many interesting lines and analogies used during the testimonials about how important playing is to an adult’s formation.

    Cine Garimpo, Cine Garimpo
  • Sergio Rizzo, O GLOBO

    Drops of Joy – the revolution that was missing, it makes an eloquent defense of playing – entertaining, casual, inventive – not only for kids but also for grown-ups.

    Sergio Rizzo, O GLOBO
  • Patricia Kogut, O Globo

    Top score – for “Young Inventors”, a new part of Caldeirão do Huck’s TV show. With this sketch, the TV show that always seems to search for new formats, got it right and improve its quality. Far from being a welfare proposal, the production has been finding great, creative and entrepreneurial characters, with positive and touching life stories.

    Patricia Kogut, O Globo
  • Keila Jimenez, Folha de São Paulo newspaper

    “Young Inventors”, one of the best ideas from Caldeirão do Hulk (Globo TV) in 2013, has big chances on getting another season in 2014.

    Keila Jimenez, Folha de São Paulo newspaper
  • Luiz Carlos Merten, O Estado de São Paulo newspaper

    I thought the film was so beautiful, so moving, that I cried. And while I watched I reminisce my readings, my games, and the joy of climbing trees and eating fruits (without washing)… it’s wonderful.

    Luiz Carlos Merten, O Estado de São Paulo newspaper
  • Deni Rubbo, Carta Capital magazine

    So, in Tarja Branca, sometimes one gets the feeling that all it takes for each person is to look to the child within and the playful universe, from which one was suppressed, will bloom spontaneously.

    Deni Rubbo, Carta Capital magazine
  • Mônica Rodrigues da Costa, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper

    Without being aggressive when it raises against the daily rush in the world of consumption, the film makes its intentions clear (…) Who doesn’t play will not have well-being in the adult life.

    Mônica Rodrigues da Costa, Folha de S.Paulo newspaper
  • Eliane Brum, Época magazine

    Documentaries like the ones by Estela Renner and books like the ones by Michael Moss are opportunities to think and understand what is happening, while we are being afflicted by the consumption’s appeals in and out of our homes. They also stimulate breaking down the passivity and taking a stand.

    Eliane Brum, Época magazine
  • Paulo Lima, Istoé magazine

    Estela and Alana’s team offer a service of huge relevance to the country and light up a strong warning yellow light about how we can be unknowingly sponsoring the premature and slow death of our children, which time we go to the supermarket.

    Paulo Lima, Istoé magazine
  • Daniel Vilela, Vida Simples magazine

    Sometimes we try really hard not to lose focus. To keep life on the right track. But we forget that living, deep down, is losing focus of the routine and not being afraid of going with the flow.

    Daniel Vilela, Vida Simples magazine
  • Xandra Stefanel

    The whole piece makes the theme understandable to the viewer through the emotions, more than through reason. Impossible not to identify yourself with the playing and stories presented, and don’t remember the bright colors that should be a part of every child’s life.

    Xandra Stefanel
  • Cine Garimpo, Cine Garimpo

    My memory got full trying to register so many interesting lines and analogies used during the testimonials about how important playing is to an adult’s formation.

    Cine Garimpo, Cine Garimpo
  • Sergio Rizzo, O GLOBO

    Drops of Joy – the revolution that was missing, it makes an eloquent defense of playing – entertaining, casual, inventive – not only for kids but also for grown-ups.

    Sergio Rizzo, O GLOBO
  • Patricia Kogut, O Globo

    Top score – for “Young Inventors”, a new part of Caldeirão do Huck’s TV show. With this sketch, the TV show that always seems to search for new formats, got it right and improve its quality. Far from being a welfare proposal, the production has been finding great, creative and entrepreneurial characters, with positive and touching life stories.

    Patricia Kogut, O Globo
  • Keila Jimenez, Folha de São Paulo newspaper

    “Young Inventors”, one of the best ideas from Caldeirão do Hulk (Globo TV) in 2013, has big chances on getting another season in 2014.

    Keila Jimenez, Folha de São Paulo newspaper

Films

Clients


Nextel
Greenpeace
Globo
Volkswagen
Plan
Alana
Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal
Bernard van Leer Foundation

  • Jamie Oliver, Way Beyond Weight

    Instead of shipping guns and tanks they are shipping us junk food, sugary drinks

    Jamie Oliver, Way Beyond Weight
  • Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace

    We are running out of time. There is no planet B 

    Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace
  • Andrea Jabor

    Playing is urgent 

    Andrea Jabor
  • James Heckman, A Thousand Days

    On human capital, there is not a single element more important than the mother 

    James Heckman, A Thousand Days
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Are We Doing Right?

    …this is the new world, this is your world! 

    Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Are We Doing Right?
  • Amit Goshwami, Way Beyond Weight

    …nobody would need snacks if entertainment was solid 

    Amit Goshwami, Way Beyond Weight
  • José Simão, Drops of Joy

    The image I have of myself in my childhood is me, standing in a henhouse wearing a Tyrolean outfit… And this is me today! 

    José Simão, Drops of Joy
  • Jamie Oliver, Way Beyond Weight

    Instead of shipping guns and tanks they are shipping us junk food, sugary drinks

    Jamie Oliver, Way Beyond Weight
  • Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace

    We are running out of time. There is no planet B 

    Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace
  • Andrea Jabor

    Playing is urgent 

    Andrea Jabor
  • James Heckman, A Thousand Days

    On human capital, there is not a single element more important than the mother 

    James Heckman, A Thousand Days
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Are We Doing Right?

    …this is the new world, this is your world! 

    Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Are We Doing Right?
  • Amit Goshwami, Way Beyond Weight

    …nobody would need snacks if entertainment was solid 

    Amit Goshwami, Way Beyond Weight
  • José Simão, Drops of Joy

    The image I have of myself in my childhood is me, standing in a henhouse wearing a Tyrolean outfit… And this is me today! 

    José Simão, Drops of Joy

Impact

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