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Sunshine Superman is in Theatres

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN is in Theathers:

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You are invited to the remarkable experience of seeing the genesis of BASE Jumping on the Big Screen

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular, and dangerous, feats of foot-launched human flight. Come experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.
Directed by Marah Strauch with Vasco Lucas Nunes as DP and Consulting Producer of the Feature film.

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The Production Crew at Trollveggen, Norway:
Co-Producer Lars, Producers Eric & Marah, Consulting Producer Vasco Nunes
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Dir. Marah Strauch   |  DPs: Carl Boenish, Vasco Lucas Nunes & Nico Poulsen
Reviews:

“GRADE A – EXHILARATING. A THRILL RIDE. One of the best docs of the year. Reminiscent of Man on Wire and Senna.” – John Anderson, Indiewire

“AWE-INSPIRING. A thrill, and one that seriously rewards big-screen viewing.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“BREATHTAKING. An engrossing, thrilling documentary.” – Kate Knibbs, Gizmodo

“A wonderful LOVE STORY, between two people, and between a man and the art of film.” – Jeff Labrecque, Entertainment Weekly

“VERTIGO-INDUCING. Captures both the awe and terror of BASE jumping and asks deeper questions about humanity’s fascination with pushing the extremes.” – Tim Grierson, Screen

“SPELLBINDING. Captures the thrill of leaping out into space with the sky above and the Earth below.” – Ethan Alter, Yahoo Movies

Yahoo Movies has included it in the list of Top 25 Films of 2015

ALL THEATRES 

– See more at: http://www.magpictures.com/sunshinesuperman/

Summer 2014 Toronto Films, Photos & Commercials

You are invited to come to TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) 2014 and watch the world premieres of two feature films where Vasco Nunes’ had the honor of serving as director of photography.

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN is a documentary feature film directed and produced by Marah Strauch that tells the early genesis of BASE jumping.

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Mythical Creatures heads to New Frontier Story Sundance Lab

The Sundance Institute announced the six projects selected for the NEW FRONTIER STORY LAB – October 23-28.

MYTHICAL CREATURES was one of the projects selected.  The documentary features the heritage, work, and life of Gary Baseman. The film is being directed by David Charles, produced by Eric Barrett and Lanette Phillips with cinematography by Vasco Nunes.

“Inspired by New

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One World Futbol & Chevy Short Films

Earlier in the summer Nunes joined director Andy Meyers of M3Creative along with Sonia Winesett producing and Steve Tejada capturing audio for these impact stories across the globe now playing on Sports Media and YouTube

Lincoln Center and MoMA this Fall in NYC

It seems the Lincoln Center has a diverse weekend with both the Aaron Curry exhibit opening in its plaza and the 51st NY Film Festival, while MoMA has Film Art on display.

 Aaron Curry

The NY Times is running a piece using Nunes produced /directed motion showcase of Aaron Curry’s preparations for Melt to Earth Oct 7th

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Battle Of the Year in theatres now

Your invited to put on some 3D glasses this weekend, and allow for fantasy and lots of B Boy Dancing to take over your senses.

Sony / Screen Gems presents Benson Lee’s Battle of the Year in 3D, is opening in theatre’s this weekend.

This Adaptation is based on the documentary Planet B Boy made by

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Works Summer 2013

Budweiser’s ‘Red White & Blue’ has been populating national airtime this summer and features its new rainbow can and graphics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RWB was directed by Evan Silver, produced by Tool, DP Vasco Nunes.

http://www.vasco.fm/commercial

Nunes had the pleasure of

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New 2010’s Ad/Music Reel & News

 

 

Your invited to view Nunes’ new Advertising and Music Cinematography reel:

http://www.vimeo.com/62526458

Feature inside of the montage is the new music video released for the Atlantic Records single “Bad” by Wale featuring Tiara, and staring Bria Murphy was directed by Alex Moors and produced by Robert Smyth by

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Oprah Builds Network | Paper Jet Recess | News-Soup | Racing the End

OPRAH BUILDS A NETWORK – AIRS SUNDAY JULY 8th

Your invited to watch OPRAH BUILDS A NETWORK  today Sunday the 8th at 9PM and Sunday the 15th on OWN.

This two part documentary is slated to unveil the ups and downs of launching the new OWN network led by Oprah Winfrey.

In part one Oprah discusses

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Mind Over Mania @MSNBC & RAMPART @AFI Fest

Mind Over Mania on MSNBC

This Sunday Nov 6th at 10 pm MSNBC will be airing Mind Over Mania, about a group of women in therapy as they delve into the mind control they were subjected to. This is the result of an effort over the last year and half to document the ever

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Jan 2011 – Beautiful Faces at Gea Gonzalez, DF, Mexico & The Last Soviet at Hammer

Jan 22nd, 2011 Production begins for Beautiful Faces

Directed and produced by Russell Martin and produced by Alvera de Leon, with the generous support of the Mexican Secretaría de Salud and the World Craniofacial Foundation. Mat Denis and I joined Russell and Alvera to the Gea Gonzalez in Tlalpan, DF, Mexico to witness and document one of the

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New Year Greeting

New Year’s Greetings!

Wishing you a prosperous, creative and healthy 2011.

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2010 started with H.M. being well received by the critics and patrons at the Whitney Biennial 2010 while We Live In Public had its theatrical release at the Egyptian, after joining DIG! into the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in

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3D Workshop at 3ality

Nunes completed a weeklong 3D workshop at 3ality in early 2010.

The focused and in depth workshop covered the major areas of 3D theory, film production, camera rig configuration, stereographic parameters, and lots of examples of what not to do.  3ality is at the forefront of this technology, it was a priviledge to be

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Winter 2010 – HM at Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Biennial 2010opened yesterday, where the art film H.M. by artist Kerry Tribe and photographed by Nunes has been curated to appear at the prestigious art event.

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Winter 2010 – The Tonight Show Credit Sequence

The Tonight Show placed the responsibility of the new Credit Open Sequence upon the return of Jay Leno to Production/Post/Graphics house Wut It Is and Production Company Mirror Films of delivering several versions of the open, with the first series of plates photographed over a 3 day period in Los Angeles in February, and lensed

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Winter 2010 – We Live In Public at Egyptian

This film Nunes worked as a Cinematographer and Co-producer has done its rounds. After winning the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2009 (the second one for Interloper Films LLC’s Vasco Nunes & Ondi Timoner), a theatrical run, and also joining DIG! to be part of the Permanent Collection of the MoMA in NYC, it

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Winter 2010 – Rhapsody, MTV & Paramount

RHAPSODY Music Player Spot

‘Dave – Bike – Seattle’ – Rhapsody

Brennan Stasiewicz had collaborated with Vasco Nunes for a Pepsi / Rock Band Spot in NYC in 2009.  Stasiewicz was charged with capturing the influence of Rhapsody Music Service of two distinct users.  Nunes used a combination of HD cameras,including some work with

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2009 – Nunes boards the Lynx – Sails Transpac Ocean Yacht Race

LYNX  Sails the 2009 TRANSPACIFIC YACHT RACE

Nunes boarded the Lynx to across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii from Long Beach during the Transpac Race 09′. Chris Woods was seeking a filmmaker to fill the one bunk documenting mission of this ocean crossing.

Between California and Hawaii, the Lynx Crew encountered submarines, bioluminescence, and

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2008-09 – Meet Monica Velour, Jessica Simpson & VIACOM

Meet Monica Velour – the Feature staring Kim Katrall, and directed by Keith Bearden has been getting great reviews since the film premiered at Tribeca. Vasco Nunes joined DP Masanobu Takayanagi to fullfill 2nd Unit requirements for the film, and operate B Camera in Michigan.

In the comedy, Kim Catrall plays an ex porn star who

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Sundance 2009 – WLIP Winner of Grand Jury Prize

We Live In Public won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, it is the second such award for Nunes & Timoner.

Congratulations to all that worked on the film.

On the 40th anniversary of the Internet, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the effect the web is having on

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2008 – MTV’s On Air Promos – 52 Bands

MTV’s On Air Promos – 52 Bands Campaign

This Campaign showcased an artist every week on MTV as the artist of the Week. The shoots spanned the globe, with numerous music video visuals, skits, and content on the artists.

Nunes completed 9 of these projects. It started under the direction of Soo Hyun Chung, with whom

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2008 Lyle Lovett & Its Not Big Its Large

This Fall of 2008, Lyle Lovett releases his latest album It’s Not Big, It’s Large, a deluxe set includes a feature length DVD that weaves studio and live versions of key tracks into a documentary that chronicles the album’s artistic gestation and recording sessions.

Lyle Lovett and Nunes directed the  documentary, which Nunes

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Sundance 2008 – Anvil & American Teen

Nunes returned to Sundance in 2008, after Recycle‘s programming in 2005’s edition, to attend screenings of two films he had done some additional cinematography for Anvil and American Teen.

ANVIL – The Story of Anvil

Again thanks to Mat Denis,  who earlier sparked a collaboration of thousands of feet of film with

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2008 – International Documentary Work

2008 took Nunes on several projects to distant international locations:

MTV – EXILED

The show is produced by Left Right, where Ken Druckerman lured Nunes given the many visual projects, such as This American Life, that he has produced.

Nunes joined director Bengt Anderson to

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2007 – Nimrod Nation Broadcast & Peabody Award

On 11/26/07, Sundance Channel premiered NIMROD NATION, a new 8-part series on the Sundance Channel photographed by Vasco Nunes, Paul Mailman and Wolfgang Held. The project was created by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in Pictures), with numerous talented field directors like Todd Lubin and Erica Forstadt.

The Series was announced to receive a Peabody Award

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2007 Planet B Boy

Planet B Boy recounts the life of Beat Boys (the actual term for what is commonly know as breakdance) and Hip Hop Culture in 2005 as 5 crews head to the Battle of the Year in Germany. The project, photographed on location around the world, is a testament to the impact of Hip Hop Culture worldwide

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2007 Join Us

JOIN US

Using an intimate verité style, Timoner and Nunes dove deep to follow four families who had just left a controlling and abusive church in South Carolina that later come to realize that they had been members of a cult.

The film documents them intimately as they enter the only accredited live-in cult

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2006 Lollapalooza

LOLLAPALOOZA – August 4, 2006 – August 6, 2006 – Grant Park, Chicago

C3 – know in 2006 as Capital Sport & Entertainment, along with William Morris & Perry Farell comissioned Interloper Films to document Lollapalooza as a multiyear project (2005-2007).

On stage with 2mm lens on Super 16 camera – Wolfmother

In 2006 –

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2005 Lollapalooza

LOLLAPALOOZA – July 23, 2005 – July 24, 2005,  Grant Park, Chicago

C3 – know in 2005 as Capital Sport & Entertainment, along with William Morris & Perry Farell comissioned Interloper Films to document Lollapalooza as a multiyear project (2005-2007).

Nunes, Farrell, and Timoner

In 2005 – Ondi Timoner, Vasco Nunes, and

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2004-2005 Recycle is Honored

Recycle has been honored by an extensive and award winning festival run across the globe.

– International Cinematographer’s Guild Award Winner – Winner Sustainability Award at Media that Matters Film Festival – Screened at DGA, Cannes, Sundance, and major festivals in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Oceania – In distribution on DVD, and broadcast on

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2004 DIG!

DIG!

– Honored with a Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival – Honored with inclusion into the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC

DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the

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2000’s

Upon arriving to Los Angeles, Nunes had a chance to work with numerous crews in the Los Angeles areas for the likes of Peter Smiley, Ben Seresin, Conrad Hall, Harris Savides. He began a series of unique shoots with David Lee Roth, that became a 3 year collaboration. He made several early videos with Capital

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1990’s

Dedo Weigert Film, GmbH, Munich – 1999-2000

Having had worked in the film camera house CPT in Atlanta in 1998, and after meeting with filmmaker, inventor, and legendary documentary cinematographer, Dedo Weigert in Los Angeles, Nunes decided to move to Munich, Germany.

At Checkpoint Charlie the last days of 1999

There he worked as

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