Dafina Produções is a production company established in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the last five years, the company has progressively shifted from a focus on production to an emphasis on format development.
In the first year of its existence, Dafina created and produced the original series “302”, for Canal Brasil, now on its fifth season.
In parallel, Dafina co-produced with British prodco Resolute Films the documentary “The Pedreiro and the Master Planner”, screened for a global audience on Al Jazeera, in 2014.
Throughout the last two years, Dafina has completed the move towards the role of a company specialized in development.
In the first half of 2016, Dafina created, developed and produced for MSN the “Everything for the Medal” series, a mockumentary of sport and comedy with Erik Gustavo, one of the talents of the young Brazilian comedy.
In the middle of the same year, the company signed an audiovisual content development partnership with Descomplica, an education company ranked among the most innovative startups in Latin America, according to multiple research on innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Within the scope of this partnership, Dafina has developed, eight original video formats, from explainers to debate formats, from interview formats to quiz shows. Our creations for Descomplica reached a combined audience of more than 4 million people.
As early as 2017, Dafina embarked on piloting in-house original projects, such as the non-fiction series “Supernatural History: Brazil”, the one-off documentary “Dying Without Knowing: The Story of José Mauro”, the talk show” Chico Barney Show” and the documentary “Who is Knocking at the Door”.
In 2018, Dafina went on to produce the first season of “502”, an all-male spin-off of the “302” series, for Canal Brasil.