Rebel Monk is a full-service production company located in the heart of Silicon Valley.
We pride ourselves in delivering exceptional work, from commercial to documentary, motion graphics, or corporate videos, we work with you to bring your vision to life.
Production work from concept to completion
The process begins by talking with your team about the vision, market, and primary goals. Once we’ve distilled this information into a few key takeaways, we create a concept and script followed by a storyboard. Our team then handles all facets of physical production from booking the right crew to casting top talent, scouting locations, pulling permits, and procuring all equipment needs.
At Rebel Monk we know that the scope of work for each project varies, so we are well-equipped for shoots both in-studio and on-location. We work with top creatives in the Bay Area to provide camera, light, sound, art department, wardrobe, and hair and makeup services. We also have the capacity to cover video needs at corporate events with multiple crews filming at the same time.
Once the filming stage is wrapped, the editing process begins. We work with editors, motion graphic artists, music composers, sound designers, and colorists, and are well-versed in 2D and 3D animation. We communicate with you regularly during the necessary rounds of revisions, before delivering all finals for you to release across any platform you need.
Nonprofit and documentary filmmaking is also an integral part of our mission. With video, we tell the stories of underrepresented communities and shed light on social issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Most recently, Rebel Monk created a documentary about homeless pregnant women facing the adversity of entering motherhood while living on the streets. We interviewed the San Mateo County Health, LifeMoves, Redwood City Police Department as well as the women to help tell a balanced story about the dramatic increase in the number of homeless pregnant women struggling to make ends meet in the high-priced San Francisco Bay Area.
LAURA FERRO – Founder and Creative Director
Laura is the head behind the work created at Rebel Monk, leading the projects from pre-production to post-production. She began her career in the theater as a director-choreographer in Brazil and later in Portugal. For over 10 years Laura wrote and directed dance pieces. She holds a master’s degree in Performing Arts, with a thesis that focused on the relationship of the body with the camera. She has taught in Paris, Barcelona, Rome, San Paulo, and Buenos Aires. After her success as a visual artist on stage, Laura made a natural progression to video as a new art form to explore. With a strong background in creation and art project coordination, she began crafting international music videos, and then, she worked for commercial productions, i.e., in the tech industry with work that included animation and live events. With a strong background in creation and art project coordination, she has created videos for international music videos and commercial productions, under directing credits include the art piece called “Shifted” (shown in more than 20 film festivals and screenings around the world) and the music video Tidal Wave (nominated Favorite 2015 Music Video from the MYX Music Awards in the Philippines). Since joining the Silicon Valley filmmaking community, Laura has had the opportunity to work for brands such as Samsung, Facebook, The Sierra Club, and several others in the USA.