REMA is inspired by the text by Pier Paolo Pasolini and our collective appreciation for creating visual language full of intrigue and poetry.
Founded in 2015 by an international duo of filmmakers, Charlene A. Bagcal and Eduardo R. Servello, who met while working on a horror feature.
We are creative risk takers and collaborators. Our goal is to create innovative, memorable, and fresh ideas to get our clients noticed. REMA are cinephiles who come from a diverse background in: graphic design, directing, production design, fashion, photography, creative direction, advertising, and cinematography. We specialise in fashion film, music videos, branded content, commercials, film, and photography.
REMA is based in Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Co-Founder, Creator, Writer, Director, and Photographer
Charlene majored in Fine Art Photography in Los Angeles and worked as an editorial photographer for nearly a decade. In 2013, she began her career as a commercial director, specializing in fashion films and music videos. Her fashion films have been Official Selections in some of the most prestigious fashion film festivals around the world and have screened in London, Turkey, and South Africa.
In 2016, she received a development deal from Producer, Astronauts Wanted, joint venture between former CEO of MTV Networks - Judy McGrath and Sony Music, for her science fiction series, THE UN/DESIRABLES. She is the Creator, Director, and an Executive Producer for the project. The series will be pitched to networks beginning in early 2018.
In 2017, she received her second development deal with Eli Roth's studio, Crypt TV, backed by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions. She is the Creator, Writer, and Director for horror short film, The Neighbors, that premiered in early November 2017. The film reached almost half a million views in its first week.
She is currently in development as Creator for a new horror series and her debut thriller feature film.
Co-Founder and Cinematographer
Eduardo Rivas Servello specializes in cinematography, from the world-renowned, Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos - UNAM, also know as “CUEC”, in Mexico City. A Mexico City native, he began studying still photography at the IPN, where he began his jouney into the world of images. At about the same time, he began studying visual arts at Centro de Educacion Artistica (CEDART) at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, where he acquired his specialty in the field. His journey took him to Facultad de Artes Plasticas de la Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico where he studied Art History, Photography and Fine Art.
Eduardo has worked in a wide variety of formats in Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba and United States.
Documentary Director and Editor
Originally from Mexico, he has been working in art and film in the US, Europe and Mexico for the past decade. He is currently finishing his last documentary "Ya me voy" (2017) and editing the feature documentary "Jay Myself" (2017) about the color photographer Jay Maisel. He was additional cinematographer and editor of the documentary “Havana Motor Club” (2015) about Cuba’s top drag racers and their quest to hold the first official race since the revolution that recently premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. Co-Director, cinematographer and editor of the documentary Co-director, cinematographer and editor of “Firmes, Mexicans in the Bronx”(Nat Geo Latino, 2013) about undocumented Immigrants who have left the gang life behind and formed a Lowrider car club on the East Coast. Croda also completed the feature film, “Victorio” (2008) as Co-Director and Editor, which was awarded Opera Prima at the Guanajuato Film Festival, and screened in various festivals in Europe and Latin America, including Valencia, Huelva, St. Petersburg, Havana and selected for the Human Right competition in Bilbao film festival.
Producer and Sound Designer
OA Sonido emerged in 2010. At the head of the studio is Odín Acosta, who has collaborated on more than 80 Mexican and Latin American projects as a sound designer, sound editor and sound engineer. Some of them are: "Expiration Date" (Kenya Márquez, Mexico 2011) "Mala Junta" (Claudia Huaquimilla, Chile 2017) "Until the end of the day" (Mauricio Bidault, Mexico 2015) "We are Mari Pepa" (Samuel Kishi, Mexico 2015) "We the stones" (Álvaro Torres, Costa Rica, 2017) amongst others.
The studio works sound design for animation as well with projects by Sofía Carrillo, Juan José Medina, Rita Basulto and León Fernández: "Prita noire", "Zimbo", "El corazón del sastre", "The aeronauts", "Taller de corazones "," The sad house "and "Cerulia" Odín Acosta, participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013 and is a member of the winning team of Ariel for the best sound for the movie "Backyard El Traspatio" by Carlos Carrera, Mexico 2011. In the direct sound field he has worked for different companies, including VIACOM (MTV) BBC and NETFLIX. At present, OA Sonido, awards prizes at the Guadalajara International Film Festival FICG, in its section "Guadalajara builds" benefiting the Chilean project "Mala Junta" and the Venezuelan "Infection". OA Sonido produces the documentary "Lejos del Sentido" by Olivia Luengas, and serves as co-producer of "Los años azules" by Sofía Gómez Córdova.
Colorist and Post Supervisor
Ernie has been involved in the production of audiovisuals for 25 years and co-owner of Manosanta in Mexico City. He has vast experience in various disciplines and works at different levels, countries, platforms, and areas in the industry such as music, education, production and post production. Ernie has worked professionally as an audio engineer, editor/online editor, colorist, composer, producer, and is a specialist in workflow of multiple areas such as audio, video, web, DVD, television, film, as well as the development of free software applications (e-learning software). He is currently also an ambassador for DaVinci.
CLIENT LIST /
Converse, MTV Miaw, Crypt TV, Discovery Channel, BULLETT, Chelsea Wolfe, SHOWstudio (UK), DRESSLAB (Spain), Astronauts Wanted, Allie X, WeAreSelecters (Spain), MITU, LITO Sora Electric Superbikes, Singer, Aflac, Grammys, Modernaked (Spain), Sargent House, L.A. Record, Manhattan Fashion Directory, LADYGUNN, Glassbook
NEWS & UPDATES /
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE/
MAITE PERRONI ASI SOY (This is me) for "The GREATEST SHOWMAN"
Official music video for Maite Perroni's (Warner Music) Spanish version of song "This is Me" for The Greatest Showman (Fox) starring Hugh Jackman. Congrats on the Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song, Best Picture and Best Performance!
SHORT FILM PREMIERE /
We are very excited for the premiere of our Co-Founder's, Charlene A. Bagcal, horror short film
titled, The Neighbors, for Eli Roth's, Crypt TV - backed by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions. Charlene is the Creator, Writer, Director, and Producer for the film. The Neighbors had a successful premiere and had over three million views in its first month.
VIDEO PREMIERE /
DRUM & LACE - ABYSSO
Music video premiere of Drum & Lace's ABYSSO on A Book Of!
Sustefest international film festival of suspense & horror
Our Co-Founder and Writer/Director, Charlene A. Bagcal, will be screening her horror short film, You Look Pale, at Sustefest International Film Festival of Suspense and Horror in Mexico!
The LONdon international festival of science fiction and fantasy film
Our short film, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," has been selected at The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantasy Film. We are very excited to have our film screened at UK's biggest and best sci-fi film festival in the UK. The festival even described our film as, "A definite WTF for the festival." Best compliment we could ever receive. Our film is part of the Shorts Programme 6.
official selection at Mercedes-benz bokeh international fashion film festival
Our fashion film, "SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES," is an Official Selection at this years Mercedes-Benz Bokeh Fashion Film Festival in South Africa in April '17 and also has a nomination for BEST ACTOR. This is a film collaboration we did with the talented Rose Petal Pistol.
THE UN/Desirables series development deals with Astronauts wanted and Blackpills
We are thrilled to announce the recent development deal between Astronauts Wanted (US) and Blackpills (FR) for our Co-Founder/Director's, Charlene Bagcal, sci-fi series THE UN/DESIRABLES.
blood window at VENTANA SUR (ARGENTINA)
Last year our Co-Founder and Cinematographer, Eduardo Servello, filmed horror/thriller, "Infección," directed by Flavio Pedota, in Venezuela. We would like to congratulate the entire team on being accepted in the at the Blood Window festival, at Ventana Sur, in Argentina this month. Best of luck and continued success!
REMA's role: Cinematographer
DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH ASTRONAUTS WANTED
Big congrats to our Co-Founder and visionary Writer/Director, Charlene Bagcal, on her recent development deal with Producer, Astronauts Wanted, for her thriller series. Astronauts Wanted is a joint venture between Sony Music and former Chairperson/CEO MTV networks, Judy McGrath.
Charlene is the Co-Creator and Director for the series.
DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH GRAVITA VENTURES
In 2013, our co-founders, Charlene Bagcal and Eduardo Servello, worked on the paranormal horror feature, "21 Days," written and directed by Kathleen Behun. We are excited to announce the growing success of this film and its recent distribution deal with powerhouse Gravitas Ventures. We could not be more proud of Kathleen and the entire team who helped make this film a reality.
REMA's role: Production Designer and Cinematographer
ALLIE X "ALL THE RAGE"
It is always a pleasure working with two of our favorite collaborators, Allie X (Twin Music UK) and Director, Jungle George. Big congrats to them both on their new music video release for "All The Rage" - featuring RuPaul's Drag Race winner, Violet Chachki.
REMA's role: Producer and Cinematographer
KISS OF VENGEANCE
Continued success to Writer/Director, Fernando Barreda, on the phenomenal success of his short film, "Kiss of Vengeance," a Nopal Army production. The film has had an Official Selection at Stiges (Spain), Feratum (Mexico), Macabro (Mexico) and, Lagos De Moreno (Mexico), XBOX One, Indieflix and Roku. You can view it platforms such as Indieflix, Roku and XBOXone.
REMA's role: Cinematographer