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Jon Lewis

Jon is a long time film industry professional with a strong background in executive management, having founded and run a translation subtitling company and then a post-production business that was sold to Technicolor.
Since moving to Salvador, Bahia in 2004, he became passionate about Brazilian culture, fluent in Portuguese and set up Mangaba Productions. Initially Mangaba provided support to overseas production companies but now it produces original material, from documentaries to narrative fiction.

Short film credits



Brazil | Nov 2017 | 29:57
Sarmaga is a restaurant lost in time, with a select clientele and a secret dish from animal so rare that only the owner knows where it comes from.
Image from Hotel Paraíso

Hotel Paraíso

Brazil | Aug 2016 | 14:01
A recently-married couple enter a dystopian tropical landscape where they seem oblivious to their surroundings.
Image from Maestros at Play

Maestros at Play

Brazil | Jan 2014 | 3:30
This film attempts to capture a little of the innocence and joy of youth, however fleeting this can appear to be.
Image from Yemanjá - Mãe dos Pescadores

Yemanjá - Mãe dos Pescadores

Brazil | Jun 2013 | 15:00
Every year on the last Sunday of January, the fishermen of Rio Vermelho in Salvador, a city in the north-eastern state of Bahia in Brazil, pay homage ...
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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 7 Nov 2016