Our Company


DreamPlay Media is an award-winning creative and original media company, renown for socially-minded storytelling with a cinematic edge.


Our Mission

  • Deliver powerful content and impactful experiences that engage audiences across media formats.

Key Info

  • Active: 2013
  • Co-Founded by brothers Igor and Yuri Alves
  • Locations: Newark, NJ, and Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of works: 300+
  • Awards: 20+ (excluding films)
  • Select clients: Prudential, Horizon BCBSNJ, Rutgers University, NJIT, City of Newark, NJ Symphony Orchestra, Government of Portugal


DreamPlay TV is a multi-channel, visual storytelling network featuring original series, films, and locally-inspired stories with global appeal – launched in Newark, NJ.


Our Mission

  • Produce and share bold stories that broaden your mind and touch your soul.

Key Info

5 Initial Channels

  • BRAVISSIMA (Arts & Music)
  • CRAFTWELL (Heritage & Artisanship)
  • DELICIOSO (Food & Drink)
  • UPWARD (Education & Success)
  • EXTRAS (Behind the Scenes and More)


DreamPlay Films develops and produces original narrative, documentary films and more.


Our Mission

  • Create high quality films that entertain and wow audiences and critics.

Key Info

  • 15 film festival awards, incl. ECU- European Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, New Jersey Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival…
  • 30+ festival official selections, incl.
  • Film titles include: Grind, On the Cusp, Echoes of Fado, Exit Road, Broken Clouds (directed by Yuri Alves)
  • Feature film documentary (coming soon)
  • Organized 6 sold out film screenings in Newark, New York and LA.


Igor Alves
CEO, Managing Producer

  • 15+ years of media and marketing experience
  • Award-winning independent film producer
  • Former Ethnic Media Lead at U.S. Census Bureau (NY)
  • Evangelist for Newark / New Jersey
  • Rutgers University-Newark Alum 2004 (B.A.), 2008 (M.S.)
  • Born in Brazil, grew up in Ironbound section of Newark
  • Eagle Scout

Yuri Alves
Creative Director

  • Award-winning film writer / director (15+ awards)
  • Directed critically acclaimed prime-time television in Portugal
  • Former Head of Production at Fox Digital Studios (LA)
  • Created first feature film at age nineteen
  • Produced world’s first 9/11 documentary (presented 7 days later)
  • Born in Brazil, raised in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ



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Film Festival Awards

WINNER: ECU – The European Independent Film Festival 2018 (Best Non-European Documentary)
WINNER: INDIE Fest Film Awards 2017 (Best Documentary Short)
WINNER: One-Reeler Short Film Competition (Award of Excellence)
WINNER: Impact Docs Award 2017 (Documentary Short)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Africa World Doc Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Montclair Film Festival 2018

On the Cusp
WINNER: 37th Black Maria Film Festival 2018 (Jury’s Choice Award)
WINNER: INDIE Fest Film Awards 2017 (Best Documentary Short)
WINNER: Best Shorts Competition 2017 (Best Documentary Short)
WINNER: Impact Doc Awards (Documentary Short)

Echoes of Fado
WINNER: Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival 2017 (Short Documentary)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Newark International Film Festival 2017
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION: NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2017

Exit Road
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Montclair Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Raindance Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: ÉCU – European Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: NY Portuguese Short Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hoboken International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Reel Recovery Film Festival

Broken Clouds
WINNER: Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (2011) – Emerging Artist
WINNER: Avanca Film Festival (2011) – Best Short Film
WINNER: WILDsound Toronto Film Festival (2011) – Best Film
WINNER: ECU European Independent Film Festival (2011) – Best Non-European Dramatic Short
WINNER: New Jersey Film Festival (2011) – Best Experimental Film

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