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Meet Henrique Kraychete

Today we’d like to introduce you to Henrique Kraychete.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Henrique. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m from the third biggest population city in Brazil. The very first capital of the country, Salvador is known for its music, beaches and parties. I’ve always been in love with movies and storytelling, after dropping out of music university, I decided to study filmmaking. I went to college for two years to study audiovisual. After I graduated from the two years program, I thought that there was still so much to learn, so I decided to come to Los Angeles and get my BFA in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. During my time at NYFA, I shot a commercial for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym in Burbank for one of my projects. The commercial turned out really nice and the owner of the gym asked me to shoot a short documentary on one of his students. A 72 years old man that trains bjj everyday and battles against skin cancer. The video went viral and got over 170k views on YouTube. Now I’m looking for my next story to tell.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The path of an artist is never very smooth. For me, one of the biggest struggles is being far from the ones you love. Obstacles every journey has, but it’s definitely better when you are surrounded by friends and family. Los Angeles is a very diverse city and you can find a little bit of everything here, and as a filmmaker, this is the place to be. The best thing about filmmaking is that it’s a collaborative work, and the worst part is that it’s a collaborative work. Finding the people that are willing to start a project sometimes can be a little bit frustrating. Depending on people sometimes can be stressful and upsetting.

Tell us about your work – what should we know?
I’m a filmmaker with experience in commercials, music videos, documentaries and short films. Recently I’ve been wanting to focus more on documentaries and music videos. I love helping people tell their story and show their inspiring journey. It’s very challenging to tell someone’s story without fearing disappointing the person with the final product. But once we see the person’s reaction after watching your version of their life, it’s very rewarding.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
In the industry that I am, we always work together with someone in order to make that final product. I’m very grateful for every person that has helped me telling these stories. There are so many people that helped me get to where I am now and many other will help me achieve my dreams.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @henriquekraychete
  • Facebook: @henriquekraychete

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