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Paula Sacchetta A.

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

5 reviews

$250 - $700 / Day

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About Paula Sacchetta

Paula Sacchetta graduated in journalism at Sao Paulo University (USP), has worked for Globo, TV Brasil, O Estado de São Paulo newspaper and O2 Filmes. Paula won the Amnesty and Human Rights Vladimir Herzog Award in the magazine category, for an article about the National Truth Commission published in a special edition of the Caros Amigos magazine in 2012. She has directed "Truth 12.528", a documentary on the Brazilian National Truth Commission and The more prisoners, greater profit. Diego Lajst has graduated in photography and has been producing and directing short commercials and documentaries for the web since 2009. As part of the Galeria Experiencia collective, he created videos for Folha de São Paulo, O Estado de São Paulo and other important media outlets. He's working since 2014 in a web series about the water crisis in São Paulo metropolitan region, called Volume Vivo, whose first two chapters have been shown in festivals in town.

Top Reviews

  • March 2022

    Paula and Diego did an amazing job on this large and difficult project. They were a pleasure to work with and the product is amazing.

    - Dakin from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

  • February 2021

    Excellent work!

    - Dakin from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Top Services

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    3 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    1 review
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture

    1 review

Top Projects

  • From Mother to Drug Mule

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Marta was pregnant, penniless and unable to feed her kids when she agreed to smuggle cocaine. She was caught in a Brazilian airport. Here is her story.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    May 2016

  • Meet the first heavy metal player wearing a Niqab.

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    This Brazilian woman is rocking stereotypes in a niqab and with her guitar. Shot by video journalists Paula Sacchetta and Rica Saito in Brazil for AJ+.

    Produced for AJPlus on Storyhunter

    August 2016

  • Is Brazil’s President a Man of (All) the People?

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    The so-called “Trump of the Tropics”, Jair Bolsonaro was sworn is as Brazil's president in January. The former army captain promised to stamp out crime. In the first four months of his presidency, 558 people were killed by police in Rio de Janeiro alone. That's nearly five killings per day, according to the government's own data. Bigger Than Five went to São Paulo to hear how Brazilians there view their populist president.

    Produced for TRT World Programs on Storyhunter

    May 2019

  • Agência Pública - The more prisoners, greater profit. (no english subtitles)

    • Documentary DP

    Today there are about 200 private prisons around the world, half of them in the United States. The model began to be implemented in the country in the 1980s, following the logic of increasing incarceration and reduce costs. In Brazil, the first private prison was opened in 2013. The slogan of it is "lower cost and higher efficiency," but experts doubt about what is considered "efficiency".

  • Sesc International Circus Festival: Otavio Fantinato

    • Documentary DP

    This video is part of a web series created for Sesc Circus Festival in 2014. Sesc is a Brazilian non-profit private institution, kept by businessmen in the trade of goods, services and tourism. It has operations in all Brazil. Diego Lajst has produced, directed and did cinematography in the 2014 and 2015 Festival's web videos like this one.



  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic


  • Lighting kit
  • Shoulder rig
  • Sliders

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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