Melvin Jones 535
entre Agustín Barrios y Dr. Migone
Asunción, PY


Javier Arroyo

Javier Arroyo was born in Buenos Aires in 1975 in Buenos Aires. He graduated as Director of Photography in 2001 at the ENERC (National School of Experimentation and Cinematographic Realization – INCAA). His professional career began in 1995 and since then he has participated in more than 30 feature films from different parts of the world, occupying different roles within the camera and lighting equipment. By the end of the 90s he discovered his passion for photography and decided to start his career at ENERC. Since 2001, he has worked professionally as a director of photography, having made 8 feature films and hundreds of commercials to date. In recent years he began his career as a director. He made documentaries and commercials for brands such as Bimbo, Rexona, Personal, Hellmann’s, Pilsen, Sancor, Whirpool, and Itaú. He has worked in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Paraguay, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. In 2011 he settled in Paraguay where, together with Andrea Gandolfo, he founded the Picante production house.

Andrea Gandolfo

He was born in Italy in 1975 and graduated in Filmmaking at the “Cinema, Televisione and Nuovi Media” school in Milan. He began to work as a freelance editor in television until he had the opportunity to devote himself mostly to film, participating first as first assistant editor and then as editor in several film projects. He participated in many feature films and short films both fiction and documentary, as well as commercials, music videos and TV shows. As director he made, from 1998 until today, several fiction short films and a documentary feature film. 10 years ago he lives in Paraguay, working mainly in film and advertising, and developing parallel as a university teacher. He is currently director and founding partner of the Picante production house.

Tania Cattebeke

Tania Cattebeke is 26 years old. She graduated as a psychologist and is currently studying the last year of cinematography with emphasis on realization, both careers in Paraguay. He worked for several years in psychology and marketing positions. As director and screenwriter, she made short films, including Quiescencia, winner of the Leamington Underground festival in England and Olia, who was a finalist in a contest organized by the Financial Times and was in a show at the Cannes short film corner. She currently has several documentary and fiction projects in the portfolio and joined the production company Picante as director.