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The Essential List

The Essential List: Marianna Souza

Executive manager of FilmBrazil lives for Muay Thai, her mother’s food and holidaying in “paradise”

The Essential List: Marianna Souza

Marianna Souza’s career began in her birth town of Brasilia, managing projects for the creative community and promoting business between Brazilian and foreign companies related to music, franchising, visual arts and more. She now lives in São Paulo but has a similar business focus as before – she’s the executive manager of FilmBrazil, an advertising production network that seeks to promote Brazilian production companies to the global market. She is also now the local ambassador for the Free The Bid. 

We hit Marianna up for her Essential List.


o Place of birth: Brasilia

Brasilia from the skies

o Hometown: São Paulo


o Vacation: Peninsula de Marau, Boipeba (anywhere in Bahia – paradise!)


o Place of work: FilmBrazil office, home office or hotel rooms 
o Place of workout: Gym at my building (addicted to Muay Thai)
o Mode of transport: Walk! Love walking...! 
o Bonus Travel Essential: International adaptor


o Artist: Vick Muniz
o Musician: Vanessa Da Mata / Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil... So many, I can’t say just one name

o Commercials director: Trick question... I can’t say out loud!  
o Photographer: Sebastião Salgado
o Film: Just Like Our Parents / The Second Mother 
o Series: Narcos / Big Little Lies / Girls
o Commercial: Leica '100 Years' 

o Documentary: The Salt of the Earth

Food and Drink

o Restaurant: Maní in São Paulo
o Cheap bite: Pastel (equivalent to empanadas, but fried! Very traditional bite in Brazil)

o Working lunch: Vegetable soup
o Dish: My mom’s food! Especially rice chicken and her feijoada! 
o Snack: Nuts
o Guilty Pleasure: CHOCOLATE!!!
o Booze: Caipirinha (mango and passion fruit is my favourite!)

o Bonus food: Can I say CHOCOLATE again?
o Bonus beverage: Coconut water


o Phone: iPhone 
o Computer: Macbook Pro
o TV: Samsung
o Headphones: The iPhone ones
o Camera: iPhone (with amazing filters!)
o Soundsystem: Bose
o Watch: iPhone  
o App: Spotify   
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