Tatiana Issa is an Award Winner director & producer with more than 30 International awards for the feature film Dzi Croquettes, featuring Liza Minnelli. The film became the most awarded documentary in Brazilian History and had its US premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, followed by a theatrical release at IFC and Sunset cinemas, as well as in Europe and Brazil. It was shown at prestigious film festivals in more than 60 countries, receiving outstanding reviews on major media outlets such as The New York Times, LA Times, Time Out NY, LA Weekly, Village Voice, among many others. Issa studied internationally with concentrations in language, Cinema, theatre, art & literature in institutions such as La Sorbonne University, France; Institute Lorenzo di Medici, Italy; along with other renowned institutions in England & Germany. Polyglot, Issa speaks 6 languages fluently. Issa is the Executive Producer and Director of acclaimed feature documentaries like “AGENOR”, a portrait of Cazuza, one of the most important singer/songwriters of his generation, and “Nelson 70”, featuring one of the most acclaimed authors, producer, songwriters of Brazil, Nelson Motta. Other credits as Executive Producer and Director include several doc series such as “Dances of the World”, “Broadway Dreams”, “Gaby Gringa”, “Shopping Frenzy”, “Rebobina” and “Musical Almanac”, broadcast on 6 different Globosat Network channels, reaching more than 33 million homes nationwide. Tatiana is the co-founder of PRODUCING PARTNERS.
Raphael Alvarez is a New York‐based Award Winner director and producer. Growing‐up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he had leading roles in three major soap operas. As a teenager, Raphael relocated to New York City to further pursue his love of acting. His musical theatre debut was at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in New York, where he appeared as Rocky in "Damn Yankees" and as Judah in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” He starred in a number of Broadway musicals including
"West Side Story", "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and "Jesus Christ Super Star" (with Ted Neely and Carl Anderson). In 2009, he co‐directed “Dzi Croquettes”, a feature documentary film that was released theatrically in the US, Brazil and Europe, amassing 25 International awards. Raphael currently directs and produces the weekly television series "Broadway Dreams" and “Dances of the World” for the Globosat Network/Multishow .