Why Dreaming started?
by Marcelo Bukin, Director/Creator

Dreaming Series started in 2016 when I was directing branded series for very good clients. I was grateful, but in many occasions I felt our stories could use more authenticity and innovation… I just wanted to dig deeper into true emotional connection.

So I decided to make an experiment “to feel artistically alive” and went to the streets of New York with a compact film equipment, no script but tons of curiosity. I stopped strangers, we conversed, and I started asking: What’s happiness for you? What’s your deepest fear? Who are you…truly?

Since then I can’t stop shooting and experimenting. Many wonderful collaborators joined and now we expanded into 3 series. FACES: intimate film portraits where people reveal their inner-truths, THE JOURNAL: my own mischiefs in front of the camera connecting with humans, and MOMENTS: a “visual meditation” poetic film series launched during my recent trip to India. 

My goal is to inspire people to live happier; appreciating joy, beauty, meaning and strength in life – while doing what I truly love, creating intimate human-driven stories.


Marcelo is an international award-winning director, filmmaker and creator. His work has been widely recognized for its humanity, visual immersion and emotional truth, earning praise and awards at more than 200 international film festivals. Filmmaking legend Albert Maysles called Bukin’s work “Much more worthwhile than what the mass media produces.”  

Bukin directs branded content, commercials and documentaries. His projects include shoots with SONY, Olympus, P&G, Intel, Starbucks, Hellmann’s, Unilever, Dannon, Google among many others. Recent campaigns were shot in US, Japan, Brazil, India and Costa Rica. 

Awards & Honors include: IDA Award, Gold Award FIPA France, New York State Council on the Arts Grant, FIDH Award, selection at Docuweeks for Academy Awards Consideration, among many others.

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Credits & Thanks

I'm lucky to have a wonderful team of collaborators, who will be included in this section very soon....!