Founded in 2016 by the filmmaker Larissa Figueiredo, Cazumbá Filmes is an independent production company focused on the innovation and experimentation in the production of content for cinema, television and new media. Cazumbá is a typical character from the Brazilian popular culture; a creature of multiple shapes and colours, which is neither man nor woman, neither an animal nor a human, and that moves between the real and the imaginary.

The proposal of Cazumbá Filmes is rooted on the character that gives it its name. Our goal is the production and distribution of works that run through cultural, educational and social boundaries, both in form and content.

Our projects deal with the borders that dwell us – gender, ethnic background, social class, culture – while overflowiong the formal boundaries that extend between documentary and fiction, between film and other media, between popular culture and contemporary art. Besides the desire to present elements of Brazilian culture, Cazumbá Filmes is particularly interested in the dialogue between Brazil and the world, having as one of its main objectives the international co-productions. 



Founding Partner, Producer and Director

Larissa Figueiredo is a filmmaker and an educator. She studied Literature at the Universidade de Brasília, Film Theory at the Université Lumière Lyon 2Université Lumière Lyon 2 in France, Film Directing at Univesidad del Cine, in Argentina, and Visual Arts/Cinema at the Haute Ecole D’Art et Design de Genève in Switzerland, where she took classes with artists such as Miguel GomesAlbert Serra and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The Bull, her first feature documentary film, received the Visions Sud Est Award, had its world premiere at the 44th Rotterdam IFF and was screened in dozens of international events.  Larissa acted as screenwriter, director, producer and editor in many different projects, from shortfilms shown in international festivals, till tv series for channels such as HBOCanal Curta!, CinebrasilTv and Canal Brasil. She also worked as a writer and producer in the development of the tv series Inara, awarded by the Brazilian PRODAV 5/2014 development fund and in the Creative Incubator of the producing company Sto Lat Filmes, which counted with the consultancy of Lucrecia Martel, Karim Aïnouz, Rodrigo Moreno, Gema Juarez and Zsuzsanna Kiràly. As an educator, Larissa gave many workshops and taught in universities on Brazil and abroad, such as the Cuba International School of Film and Television. She also cordinated the film school AIC, in São Paulo. Currently she dedicates herself to the postproduction of two projects written and directed by her, both of them produced by Cazumbá Filmes, and she develops her first fictional feature project To Kill a Dragon in Cappadocia