Better late than never!
I visited Brazil this year for Carnival and had a blast! I filmed a commercial ‘on spec’ that didn’t get picked up so I haven’t shared it until now with the behind the scenes I filmed as well.
I normally don’t do spec work but figured I might as well film something as long as I’m in Brazil and why not the unofficial national footwear of Havaianas.
Our routine consisted of eating a massive meal in the afternoon, drinks on the beach, nap, then around midnight we would go party, then return home at sunrise, sleep for a bit, and repeat!
One night I got into a dance off with a young teenager. I’m not even sure how he got in the club or why he picked me out of the crowd, but I’ll just take it as a compliment he thought I was worthy of a dance battle. He tapped my arm, everyone made a circle around us, and then he proceeded to destroy me with his well-practiced dance moves.
We visited one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world in Caraiva. No motor transportation is allowed and it’s where the river meets the ocean!
Cachaça is their drink of choice in Brazil, it’s a sugarcane rum, which we had every night. The culture in Brazil is very hospitable and it’s easy to make friends especially during Carnival.
My favorite memory would have to be a helicopter tour we took of Caraiva and seeing the massive coral reefs below.