At the helm of the first company in Uruguay specifically dedicated to A-Class production service sit Andrés Mailhos and Nico Aznárez. Demonstrating the standout advantages and allure of this compact South American nation for commercial and feature film production has been their calling for more than a decade.
These trailblazers have overcome the challenges of a developing market with tenacity to deliver a fluid workflow and rewarding shooting experience. Through evolving institutional and legal reforms and technological innovations Andrés has emerged as current Board President of the Uruguayan Audiovisual Chamber.
Finding solutions for clients is ingrained in the company culture at PSN Uruguay. The local know-how accumulated over the years is unmatched in Uruguay and makes it an alternative not to be missed in South America.
Luca is a showman at heart. He got his start as a producer and promoter of concerts and shows more than 20 years ago. He turned to film production in the late 90’s and soon worked up through the production ranks to PM and later line producer of projects shot worldwide by Italian production companies.
That experience has served him well since 2006 when he set up his own shop in Italy to work on international projects shooting at home. Luca is always at the ready to work with clients toward a balance of the creative brief and cost-effective solutions. His constructive approach toward the technical as well as cultural aspects of shooting overseas has earned him widespread client praise.
Ari has packed a lot into 25 years of experience in advertising. Hundreds of productions have seen him evolve from an Assistant Director to Agency Producer to Radio Host to Production Manager to Executive Producer and now Partner at his own production house in Mexico.
This weekend mountain biker is a travel enthusiast who enjoys nothing more than sharing the world with his 4-year-old boy and wife of 10 years.
Ari thrives on the new challenges of each project and client satisfaction with the performance he and his team deliver.
He hopes to be in the industry another 25 years to share his experience with younger generations and also learn a thing or two from them.
Veteran producer Nicolas Bétrancourt brings the world to France. Decades of experience shooting award-winning commercial films and music videos in his home country have served him well during recent years dedicated to providing great crews, amazing natural sets, and the guilty pleasure of a glass of wine or two or three with filmmakers and photographers from all over the planet. Because what’s the point of shooting in France if you don’t enjoy wine at the end of the day, honestly?
Nico, as he is widely known, was born in Le Havre, France, in the 60’s. Facing Southampton, not so far from Liverpool, he could be considered the 6th or 7th Beatle. Really! His choice of images over music may have cost recording studios a rising star, but the film industry got a hell of a producer instead.
As a young producer, Nico surfed the late 80’s wave of advertising and music videos working at Premiere Heure, the hippest production company in town. This fiery chap got involved in no less than a thousand of ad films and music videos and even won the very first award for a music video in France.
Later established with a bunch of mavericks under the famous flag « C’est La Vie Productions » in Paris and London, Nico enlivened the 90’s with the most popular music videos and advertising films of the decade.
But as most all great rock’n’roll bands, C’est La Vie Prod’s skyrocketing success sputtered out, and Nico took his life back as he embarked on a new millennium.
Rémi Noiriel was born in Paris and has been working in this industry for the past 20 years. He began his career overseas as Executive Producer in Cape Town, South Africa. He later moved to Turkey, where he created his own company in Istanbul and developed production services in that market. In 2004, he went to Buenos Aires and pioneered the production service industry in Argentina, building a company that has won the respect and trust of major clients around the world. But as a person that does not sit still, he researched other opportunities that led to his company’s expansion to Uruguay in October 2010 and, in September 2012, to Chile, where his headquarters is now based due to that market’s position as one of the world’s hotspots to shoot.
Having worked in so many countries makes Rémi an Executive Producer with deep knowledge of the ways the international market works, what they expect, and how to deliver.
Chad started his career in Paris as a runner on music videos and TVCs for companies such as Soixan7e Quin5e, Irene, El Nino, Iconoclast, and Players Paris, working with directors like Romain Gavras, Megaforce, Jeremie Rozan, François Rousselet, So Me and NAN. He worked his way up to producer before moving back home to Turkey, where he line produces foreign productions shooting in his homeland.
Since his return, Chad has service produced projects for brands like Apple, Netflix, Piaget Jewelry, Eurosport, Fiat, TUI, and China’s TCL. He has also ensured a smooth local production in Turkey for Norway’s hit TV series Mammon and TV8 Malaysia’s TV show Hip-Hopin’ Asia.
Chad is the founding partner and EP of the PSN Turkey shop while also producing commercial films for the domestic market.
Iris started out as a professional photographer before moving into the world of cinematography, where she has thrived for many years.
She was pulled, kicking and screaming, into the evil land of production because of her uncanny ability to get the job done. Her Austrian DNA gives her ruthless efficiency and professionalism partnered with the adaptability, friendliness, and easy-going nature of a kiwi.
She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the NZAPG (Advertising Producers’ Group) and is a board member of Film Otago Southland.
The founder of PSN New Zealand, Iris is a solution-driven, accomplished pro who has been in the game for a long time working with many of the world’s best directors and production companies. And it’s second nature for her to juggle her work with horse riding and the outdoors.
Andreas Tsilifonis is the founder and Executive Producer of the PSN partner in Greece. He has been an active member of the film production industry in Greece for the last 40 years. He worked as film director, scriptwriter, music composer, and editor for feature films, TV shows, and in numerous commercial films. During the last 20 years he has mainly produced all types of projects. He is now the President of the Greek Producers Association of Communication Tasks (PACT).
Mathieu Dumont has managed hundreds of productions, including commercials, documentaries, music videos, TV series, full-length films, and videos over the past 16 years. He has been in charge of numerous shoots in Canada but also in more than 25 countries all over the world, proving each time he can take on any sort of challenge with brio. In 2014, with his 3 partners, he founded the production house invited to join PSN and offer complete production services to foreign crews filming in Canada. Mathieu is known for his calm attitude in front of the unexpected as well as his great determination.