Founded in 1981, Coevos is in constant activity. It operates in the cinema, TV and VOD segments.
In the first half of 2022, the company releases the documentaries: A Symphony for a Common Man, Rubens Gerchman: The King of Kitsch and 7 Haircuts in Congo.
Isabel Joffily got her bachelor degree in Social Sciences by UFRJ and in 2015 she graduated as Master of Visual Arts by UERJ. As a director, she made the short documentary “Retrato de Carmem D.” (22’, 2015), who participated in more than 15 national and international festivals, such as Visions du Réel, Janela Internacional do Cinema de Recife and It’s All True. He produced the documentaries "Soldado Estrangeiro" (2019), "Caminho de Volta" (2015), both by José Joffily and Pedro Rossi, and "Prova de Artista" (2011), by José Joffily. In 2021, she finished her first feature documentary as a director, "Depois da Primavera" (76'), made in partnership with Pedro Rossi. The film premiered in Brazil at Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema and was shown at the Première Brasil at Festival do Rio. The international premiere took place at the Rencontres festival in Toulouse, France. He signs the production of the feature Sinfonia de Um Homem Comum (86’, 2022), which received the Honorable Mention and Best Editing awards at It’s All True festival and was selected for the Hot Docs festival; the production and script of “Rubens Gerchman: The King of Kitsch” (70’, 2022), selected for It’s All True festival; and the production and script of “7 Cortes de Cabelo no Congo” (90’, 2022), which will premiere at the Olhar de Cinema festival.
Born in João Pessoa, José Joffily is a filmmaker and Master in Communications by UFRJ. Parallel to his work as a director and producer, he taught during 20 years in the Cinema Department of UFF. In 2000, he was president of the Brazilian Association of Filmmakers. His work as director includes the films: “Soldado Estrangeiro” (with Pedro Rossi, 2019), “Caminho de Volta” (with Pedro Rossi, 2015), “Mão na Luva" (with Roberto Bomtempo, 2014), "Acerto de Contas" (series, 2013), "Prova de Artista" (2011), "Olhos Azuis" (2010), "A Paixão Segundo Callado" (2009), "Achados e Perdidos" (2007), "Vocação do Poder" (with Eduardo Escorel, 2005), "Dois Perdidos Numa Noite Suja" (2002), "O Chamado de Deus" (2000), "Quem Matou Pixote?" (1996), and other titles. In 2022, his documentary “Sinfonia de Um Homem Comum” was shown at It’s All True (Honorable Mention and Best Editing) and Hot Docs festivals.
Joffily’s films have been regularly watched in festivals, in commercial theaters and several online platforms.
Pedro Rossi was producer of the films Romance Policial (Jorge Durán, 100', 2015), Ippon (Cavi Borges, 30', 2013) for ESPN, Noites de Reis (Vinicius Reis, 85', 2012) and Não Se Pode Viver Sem Amor (Jorge Durán, 90', 2010). With José Joffily, he directed the documentary Caminho de Volta (75', 2015), which premiered at the It’s All True festival in 2015. He directed the feature-length documentary Soldado Estrangeiro (86', 2019), another partnership with José Joffily, which participated at It’s All True, DocsMX and Inffinito Film festivals; and the documentary series O Som e O Silêncio (13 episodes, 2018), for the Arte 1 channel. Depois da Primavera (84', 2021), directed with Isabel Joffily, is his third documentary feature film as a director and photographer. The film premiered in Brazil at the festival Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema and was shown at the Première Brasil at the Rio Festival. The international premiere took place at the Rencontres festival in Toulouse, France. In the documentary Sinfonia de Um Homem Comum (86’, 2022), which was selected for the festivals It’s All True (Honorable Mention and Best Editing) and Hot Docs, Pedro Rossi signs the script and cinematography. The documentary feature Rubens Gerchman: The King of Kitsch, where Rossi acts as director, was selected for It’s All True festival. 7 Cortes de Cabelo no Congo (90’, 2022) is a film made in partnership with directors Luciana Bezerra and Gustavo Melo and will have its premiere at Olhar de Cinema.