About Us

We are an independent production company of factual content focused on wildlife, environment, science and culture. Our team is made up of producers, technicians and scientists who have won national and international awards for their work. We are living a moment in which society and companies have started to realize the benefits of a sustainable way of life. In this context, our vocation is to share good ideas and stories, using the power of visual communication and narrative. Contact us if you think we can do something together.

Guillermo Kloetzer

Watch Trailer Holds a B.Sc. in Zoology from the (Uruguay’s national university) and a degree in filmmaking from the Uruguay Film School. He specialises in documentaries, addressing a range of issues as director and screenwriter for TV series and the “Manual del Macho Alfa” (Manual of the Alpha Male – a feature-length documentary). He also does fiction and advertising. His works have been aired on channels from more than 50 countries, including: Uruguay, France, Germany, USA, Russia and China. His films have been awarded at many international film festivals. His background and training are in science, and he has a special passion for the behavior and nature of living things, which led him to become co-founder of De la Raíz Films, where he works as director, photographer and screenwriter.

Marcelo Casacuberta

Watch Trailer Naturalist, photographer and self-taught filmmaker. Throughout his professional career he has worked as a photographer for several national newspapers. He has worked as a cameraman and director of photography on short films, ads and documentaries, and has done video clips and photo shoots for Uruguayan musical groups. He is one of the country’s most experienced nature documentary filmmakers. His feature-length films on Uruguayan wildlife have won prizes at national and international festivals. Patient and observant, he is especially interested in animal behavior and capturing it on film. He is a co-founder of De La Raíz Films, where he shares his experience as director, photographer and screenwriter.

Gustavo Riet

Watch Trailer A graduate of the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires) as director of photography. Thanks to his training, he has worked as a cameraman on fiction and documentary projects for TV in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. As a director and producer he has made several short fiction films and video clips, winning prizes at the Cannes (France) and São Paulo (Brazil) film festivals. In 2009, due to an interest in nature and the environment, he began to produce and direct wildlife documentaries (“Un Oasis en el Mar” – An Oasis at Sea). Gustavo is co-founder of De La Raíz Films, where he is executive producer. He works as a screenwriter and cameraman, offering his intuitive storytelling and visual narrative skills as a filmmaker

Our Team

Martín Segredo

Editor & Post-Producer

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences (UdelaR) and is a teacher of video editing and post-production (BIOS). His experience as an editor includes advertising as well as fiction and especially documentary content for TV. Martín contributes his creative vision to our projects, based on a comprehensive understanding of the story we are telling.

Luciano Davyt

Graphics & Animation

Trained in 2D and 3D design and animation, sculpture, painting and technical drawing, he has the versatility and tools needed for creating esthetic universes that fit the concept of each project. Since 1996 he has worked as post-producer for different local and international production companies and filmmakers. Luciano is a post-producer, graphic designer and animator in DLR films.

Juan Frau

Audio Production

He is a Sound Engineer and he holds bachelor’s degree in Recording (Instituto SAE of Madrid). He has worked as a sound director and boom operator on documentary and fiction projects for TV and film. His conception of soundscapes adds an important layer of realism to our documentaries, just as his experience in the field and his studies ensure the highest quality standards in our productions.

SCIENTIFIC ADVISERS

DR. FERNANDO PERÉZ-MILES

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (UdelaR-PEDECIBA), full professor in the Faculty of Sciences – UdelaR, associate researcher.

MSC. MATILDE ALFARO

Master’s degree in Biological Sciences (UdelaR-PEDECIBA), Department of Ecology and Evolution, Vertebrate Zoology Section/Faculty of Sciences – UDeLaR.

LIC. LUCIANO LIGUORI

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences – UdelaR, Grupo AverAves

DR. RAÚL MANEYRO

Ph.D in Zoology (PUCRS – Brazil). Master’s degree in Biological Sciences (UdelaR-PEDECIBA). Assistant professor, Faculty of Sciences – UdelaR.

CARLOS A. TOSCANO-GADEA

Assistant researcher, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE – Clemente Estable Institute for Biological Research).

DRA. ANITA AISENBERG

Doctor in Biological Science, Ethology, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, IIBCE. Instructor at PEDECIBA.

DR. FEDERICO RIET

Ph.D in Zoology, Massey University, New Zealand. Specialist in marine mammals. Pinnipeds Project/Southern Right Whale Project.

ING. AGR, OSCAR BLUMETTO

Ph.D. in Animal Science from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA – National Institute of Agricultural Research) Uruguay. President of Vida Silvestre Uruguay (Wildlife Uruguay).

MSC. VALENTINA FRANCO-TRECU

PhD candidate in Ecology (PEDECIBA – Faculty of Sciences, UdelaR).

PROF. FERNANDO G. COSTA

Assistant researcher, Head of Ethology, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable.

LIC. JOAQUÍN ALDABE

Assistant professor and researcher at CURE, UdelaR. Experience in ecology and conservation of birds and biodiversity in productive systems.