Earlier this week we announced the release of a new project. One where we collaborated with a blossoming artist from Wynwood and created a truly organic and local experience which we are very proud of.
“GG” came together in a very interesting way for us. Our social saucier, Melissa Gomez, happened to have a meeting with Gabriel Gimenez regarding a location for an unrelated project. Through their conversations the subject of BES Films came up. GG, intrigued by our visual style and one of Juan Amaya’s short films, decided to pay us a visit at our RAW showcase.
At that event he got to see a broader breath of what BES Films was capable of and offered us the opportunity to collaborate with him on a visual project focused on his work. The rest of course is history, but some history that we’re quite proud of.
Our co-founder and lead cinematographer, Raymond Linares, had this to say about the project:
“‘GG’ is a very exploratory project for us. We’ve never shot a piece on a subject that we didn’t completely know before. We were getting to know him with every shoot we scheduled, getting a more intimate understanding each time. Each shoot would inform the next, with new ideas coming all the time. I think it’s the most visually balanced project we’ve ever done at BES Films.”
We’ve released some cool content already teasing the project, including a special trailer video made just for instagram. The trailer got some nice attention on IG, even garnering a “Looks awesome” from local tv personality and Deco Drive host Louis Aguirre. All this lead up to our premiere showcase held in the heart of Wynwood.
Last night, at the LAB Miami, we had the privilege of unveiling and premiering “GG” as a part of The Lab’s monthly installment “Wynwood Wyndows”. Wynwood Wyndows showcases local artists and provides a platform for exposure and sales of curated works. GG’s event was already being held at the venue and seemed the obvious location and time to unveil this never before seen work.
In front of an audience of artists, film enthusiasts and members of the local community, GG and BES Films presented the project for the first time. They spoke about what made this special, and how collaborating with other artists can really become a gratifying and rewarding experience. That beyond the fact that this piece promotes GG’s work further, it exemplifies what makes Wynwood and this local art scene so great, and that this cooperative effort is a testament to what hard work and vision can do to propel everyone forward.
This message hits very close to home and it feels great to create art in a way that reminds us of our mission. To further the infrastructure of the independent production scene here in Miami; while providing an outlet for artists to work and further their careers here.
Without further ado I present to you “GG”.