Augusto Fraga - Founder

Director & Screenwriter

A member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), Augusto de Fraga has directed hundreds of commercials and music videos worldwide. He works for brands like Apple, Nike, Mercedes, Adidas, Playstation, VW, Vodafone or Coca-Cola international. Studied Audiovisual Communication and Film in Braga, Portugal, Barcelona and in New York. He lives between Lisbon, Barcelona and Los Angeles. He has worldwide representation as an advertising director in top international production companies.

Marcos Castiel - Founder

Editor & Screenwriter

A passionate cinephile, Marcos Castiel entered the filmmaking word with an eye towards directing, but quickly discovered the storytelling power of editing and made the switch, never looking back. He began his career on the agency side, cutting his teeth editing global campaigns at Publicis, before moving to the production side where he spent a decade at top production and post houses, developing his reel across multiple genres. Looking to further broaden his creative output, he made the shift to freelance and continued editing top international campaigns, earning industry acclaim including a Cannes Lions shortlist for his work with Visa and a Cannes Lions and LIA shortlist for Editorial for a 2017 project with Amnesty International.

When not traveling the globe for his career or inspiration, Castiel enjoys time with his wife and two children.

André Szankowski - Founder

Director of Photography AIP-AFC

André Szankowski is an international acclaimed director of photography, he regularly works in feature films as well as in advertising, his collaboration with the director Raúl Ruiz on the feature “Mysteries of Lisbon” won him several awards for cinematography all over the world.

“Best Film” Athens Panorama of European Cinema 2011 with “Mysteries of Lisbon” “CinEuphoria Top ten of the year” 2011 at Cineuphoria with “Mysteries Of Lisbon” “Golden Globe” 2011 at Golden Globes Portugal with “Mysteries of Lisbon” Nominated “Best film” at Indiewire Critics Poll 2011 with “Mysteries of Lisbon” 2nd Place “Best Cinematography” 2012 at International Cinephile Society Awards with “Mysteries of Lisbon” “Foreing Language Film of the Year” 2012 at London Critics Circle Film Awards with “Mysteries of Lisbon” “Best Film” Prix Louis Delluc 2010 with “Mysteries of Lisbon” “Silver Seashell “ 2010 San Sebastien Film Festival with “Mysteries Of Lisbon” “Best Motion Picture, Foreing Language Film” 2011 at Satellite Awards with “Mysteries of Lisbon” Official Selection New York Film Festival , “Mysteries of Lisbon” Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival , “Mysteries of Lisbon” .

His body of work is too extensive to list here, bellow a small fraction of the films and projects André was the director of photography.

Maria Varela


Maria is our Producer at Spectacular Studio, she has a degree in advanced psychology, but she decided to use her powers for good so she did the next obvious thing, took an MBA in Marketing and joined the advertising & film industry. She worked at FCB and Ogilvy as an account supervisor and project manager. Maria has great social skills, is fully committed to her clients, and has a great sense of humor. So if you need to discuss a project, or get in touch with any writer of creative, please give her a shout.