DREAMPLAY MEDIA is an award-winning strategic and creative media company, creators of city-inspired storytelling platform DREAMPLAY TV, and producers of independent films and digital media.
Strategic, memorable and lasting content to engage audiences across media formats
- 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)
DREAMPLAY TV is an original multi-channel, visual storytelling network featuring original series, films, and locally-inspired stories with global appeal – launched in Newark, NJ.
Bold, locally-produced stories that broaden your mind and move your soul.
5 Initial Channels
– Originals (Films & Docs)
– Bravissima (Arts & Music)
– Craftwell (Heritage & Artisanship)
– Delicioso (Food & Travel)
– Upward (Education & Success)
DREAMPLAY FILMS produce original cinematic works renown by festivals worldwide – spanning fiction, non-fiction and hybrid formats.
- 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 2018)
- 6 sold out film screenings in Newark, New York and LA.
Managing Producer + CEO
- Award-winning independent film producer
- 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
- Former Ethnic Media Lead at U.S. Census Bureau (NY)
- 15 years of media and marketing experience
- Eagle Scout
- Award-winning film writer / director (15+ awards)
- Directed critically acclaimed prime-time television in Portugal
- Former Head of Production at Fox Digital Studios (LA)
- Directed 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