In 1985, the Oscar for best foreign film went to a production from Argentina, "La Historia Oficial," by Luis Puenzo. Félix Monti the acclaimed Argentine cinematographer shot the film on ARRI cameras.
More recently, ARRI SR IIIs have been used in the Dominican Republic to capture films such as the popular "Perico Ripiao." According to Ruben Abud from Kcettes Pro, "Perico Ripiao" has been the country’s most successful film and a box office hit for director Ángel Muñiz and cinematographer Peyi Guzmán. With the increase in the quality of work, the rise in the availability of trained crew, and the new facilities at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, film production in this small Caribbean nation continues to grow rapidly.
Over the last 100 years, ARRI has been instrumental in helping shape the film industry in South America and the Caribbean. The Latin America office, established in Florida, has grown considerably. The team now encompasses sales, marketing and customer relations and is supported by a solid dealer network. Furthermore, ARRI Brasil was recently established in Sao Paulo as the first ARRI Camera Service Center in Latin America. Today, we continue the same tradition of support for the territory through these two offices.