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Argentinian collective PANTERA is an award-winning trio of filmmakers composed of Francisco Canton, Brian Kazez, and Pato Martinez. Their eclectic body of work ranges from music videos, short, and commercials, to branded content. Being a trio, they can take on a wide variety of projects, of different scales and types, always keeping a trademark style that has defined their work over the past years. The trio premiered their first film at TIFF, BFI and Camerimage in 2020 and their commercial work has been awarded several times at festivals including Cannes Lions, One Show, and YDA, with their branded short Woza receiving a Bronze Lion for Film/Craft at Cannes Lions in 2017. They signed with Anonymous Content in USA and UK, BWGTBLD in Germany, and SOLAB in France. Pato, Brian and Frankie started working together around 7 years ago, first for bands and fashion brands and later in advertising, music videos and fiction/narrative projects. With background in graphic design, cinematography, music and still photography, they have a very “hands on” approach to production, from scripting and treating projects to editing and grading and thoroughly working on music.

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Mami Wata — WOZA
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“Woza” (“Come” in Zulu) tells the story of an African surfer who has been taken as a lover by the African water spirit Mami Wata. It features 22 year-old Transkei surfer, Avuyile Ndamase.

Bronze Lion for Direction in Craft
Silver at Young Director Award
Best Cinematography at Patagonia Film Festival LA

Client: Mami Wata
Agency: Mami Wata in-house
Creative Director & Art Director: Peet Pienaar
Copywriters: Peet Pienaar, Nick Dutton, Andy Davis

Shot and directed by Pantera
Production company: Pantera&Co (Buenos Aires)
Producer: Manu Aguer
Music Composer / Sound Design: Vittorio Giampietro
Color Grading: Oisin O’Driscoll @ The Mill (London)
Underwater Camera Op: Calvin Thompson
Talent: Avuyile Ndamase, Holly Armstrong

Special thanks:
Jaco Bouwer
Samora Chapman
Maximo Bustillo
Stefan Naude
Alex Morrison
Linda (security)

Featuring Music by BCUC (Soweto) “Asazani”