Olé Produções


Olé Produções was founded in 2007 by the executive producer Gal Buitoni and producer and director Luiz Ferraz. Our main speciality is create documentaries and nonfiction formats, and over that time we have had several films screened and awarded at important festivals such as It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival, Karlovy Vary IFF(Czech Rep.), Rio Festival, Gramado Festival, DocsMX (Mexico), Cine Ceará, among others. We have also established important partners such as Globo Filmes, Globonews, Globosat, National Geographic Channel, Itaú Cultural, Canal Curta!, among others.

In addition to developing our own stories, directors, producers, screenwriters and researchers bring us several projects at different stages of development. Our collaboration happens by thinking and shaping these projects so that they become viable. Sometimes a project needs an executive production consultancy to take off; in others the project needs to mature a concept and an argument. We are currently looking for co-productions and partners for more than 20 projects under development at the house.

Olé Produções believes in good stories, access to great characters and great situations. We think every day how to make them. New films, documentaries and series will be made by us, join us.


• "A Partner to Call my Own"; awarded as the best documentary at the Gramado Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in Latin America and now available at AppleTV, Youtube Films, Claro TV and Vivo Play. 

• Concrete Landscpe: screened in several festivals, produced with Arte1 Channel, the documentary about the Prtizker winner, the portugues architect Alvaro Siza now is available at Apple TV, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand;

• “It’s All a Plan”, awarded as the best documentary by the audience at the São Paulo IFF, produced with brazilian federal funds (FSA) nad Portuguese partners and avaliabe at platforms such as Now and Vimeo on Demand. Screened at importante festivals such as Habana Film Festival, BAFICI, Milano Design Film Festival, Architecture & Desing Film Festval and others;

• "A Different Spin", premiered at 38th Bogocine, at Colombia, about the cicloativism and the urban plan of São Paulo. Available at SpCine Play.

• “Miller & Fried”, coproduction with Globo Filmes, screened at São Paulo and Rio theaters and during the Prime Time at Globonews, with more than 3 million people as an auidence.Now s available on Now, DAZN, TV Brasil and Vimeo on Demand;

• “Vilanova Artigas: The Architect and the Light” which is a large multi-platform and cultural project, involving dozens of professionals in partnership with Itaú Cultural. We were recognized with the award for best Lusophone film at the 3rd Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa and the architect’s centennial project won the APCA award for the set of cultural actions in 2015. In addition, we were on display for 11 weeks in cinemas and in 7 capitals all over Brazil. Today O2 Play distributes in VOD on, Now, iTunes, Google Play and Vimeo On Demand.

• “Tapajós Treasures”, a 13 documental-episode series produced with FSA resources in the middle of Amazon Rainforest;

Gal Buitoni


Producer and Executive Producer, owner of Olé Produções. Graduated in Communications – bachelor in Radio and TV, at FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – finished in 2005), worked with major production companies in Brazil with different formats, such as feature films, TV series, realities, documentaries and content.

She was also a producer of It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival for 3 years. At O2 Filmes, she was clearance coordinator of the feature “Blindness”, among other projects. On TV and streaming, she worked for several channels and produced formats such as the reality show “Dating Around” and the documentary series “The Camargos - the family that sings together” (both to Netflix). At Spray Filmes, she was executive producer of the entertainment department for a year, being responsible for productions such as “Jailers” (TV Globo) and “Abe”, a feature film selected for Sundance in 2019 and available on Netflix.

At Olé Produções she was the executive producer of documentary feature films such as “Vilanova Artigas: the architect and the light”, “Miller and Fried: the birth of football's nation” and “It's All a Plan”, a documentary about the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of the audience award at the São Paulo International Film Festival. Recently, she was executive production coordinator at Conspiração Filmes and executive producer at Busca Vida Films, of which Petra Costa (Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker) is a partner.



Luiz Ferraz


Director specialized in nonfiction projects, always looking for different formats of documentary language as a device to tell his stories. 

His most recent work as a director were "Chapecoense Tragedy", for WBD/HBO by Pacha Films, nominated for The Best Documentary at the International Emmy, "To Win or To Win" (7x50') for MBC/Shahid, the biggest arab media group about the season of The Al Nassr FC at Saudi Arabia and the docuseries “All or Nothing: Brazilian Football Team” (5 × 52 ′) first documentary series of Amazon Prime Video in Brazil by Big Bonsai and Pitch Productions, which he directed Episode 4 and the second unit.

Also he did several projects for National Geographic Channel, such as “The Brazilian National Museum Fire” (48 ′) by Duo2.tv and 2 episodes – LGBTphobia and Religious Intolerance – from the “Explorer Investigation” series (6 × 26 ′) also for Natgeo by Vice Media. He also directed 2 seasons of the series “Wild World” (9 × 48 ′ and 4 × 44 ′) and “Extraordinary Stories” (8 × 44 ′).

He was also the director of the documentary "Concrete Landscape" (70') about the portuguese architect and Prtizker winner Alvaro Siza, “Miller & Fried” (70 ′) in co-production with Globo Filmes, screened in theaters in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and during prime time at Globonews and the docuseries “Tapajós Treasures” (13 × 24 ′), shot at the Amazon Rain Forest. 

He directed the documentaries “Barbeiros” (20 ′) screened at It’s All True Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Rep.) and Festival do Rio, “Samba from Quadra” (17 ′) screened in more than 20 festivals such as It’s All True Festival and DocsMX (Mexico) and winner of 7 awards and “O Pai do Gol” (20 ′), screened at Cine Ceará, New York Brazilian Film Festival and at Festival do Rio.

As a producer he did the documentaries “It’s All a Plan” (74), about the architect and Pritzker winner Paulo Mendes da Rocha and awarded as the best documentary by the audience at the São Paulo IFF in 2017 and screened at Havana IFF and BAFICI, “Vilanova Artigas: The Architect and the Light” (90 ′) sponsored by Itaú Cultural, screened for 11 weeks in cinemas in Brazil and winner of the APCA award for the set of cultural actions made by the centenary.

Also at Olé Produções he produced the documentaries “Outro Rolê” (70′) which had the world premiere at 38th Bogocine, Colombia IFF, “A Partner to Call my Own” (80 ′) awared at best documentary at Gramado Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals at Latin America and the series “Wooden soul” (8 × 26 ′) and now availabe at Curta! and at the architect and design australian streaming Shelter.

Director Reel: https://vimeo.com/lferraz