Lazy Elk Films is a multi-awarded, 21st century media and content production company developing Film, Drama, Live TV, XR, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Digital Content, Software and Audiovisual, also present in the spaces of Fashion and Gastronomy.
With offices in Cœur Marais in Paris, Manor House in Soho Square, London, and Palermo Soho in Buenos Aires, it was founded by Guido Kalwill. Manuel Altman later joined in the role of VP for Production & Distribution.
In 2019, Lazy Elk Films signed a development and distribution partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment, was invited as an International Guest to Hub Montreal, Munich VR days and New Images Festival in Paris, as well as the United Tech of Europe talks in the European Parliament in Brussels, going through themes that include the currently in-development Digital Services Act.
In addition to the feature film "Dear Lonesome George” for 2020, Lazy Elk is currently working on a biopic of Søren Kierkegaard and a TV series about a chef and his restaurant during 1958-1962, a brief period of democracy in Argentina.
Guido Kalwill worked with photographers Magnus Reed and the contract photographer for Condé Nast
Traveller, Håkan Ludwigson. He was involved in the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, the Typa Foundation
scholarship and was awarded the Hubert Bals Fund for development. He directed award-winning short films,
presented at the Bafici, the Berlinale and the Latin American Film Festival of San Francisco.
Legendary Swedish Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman saw at the time of its premiere Kalwill's short Film "The Club",
and expressed his artistic appreciation of this piece, saying it was "charming, talented and captivating" and
wishing him every success in his film career.
In 2020, Guido was a guest speaker at the Festival International de Cannes’ Marché du Film’s Virtual Edition,
powered by AT&T and Tribeca Film Festival in the Aixr panel on the subject "Immersive World-building: How to
Create Environments that Engage the User/ Enhance the Story".
In addition to writing and directing, he worked as a translator for the Bafici, and collaborated with the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Argentina to develop and produce "Orange Screen, the Second Dutch Film Festival”. He has directed and produced several documentaries on architecture projects for and with international studios.
He taught at the workshop held by the University of Cinema (FUC) and the City Government developed for low-income neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and curated for the Royal Danish Embassy in Argentina the 2013 Søren Kierkegaard Film Festival.
Manuel Altman is VP for Production, Distribution, Partnerships & Digital Strategy at Lazy Elk Films.
Prior to this role, Manuel was part of Viacom International's launch in Argentina, with the U$S345M purchase of
the country's 1st tier TV air station Telefé in 2016, in the role of Sr. Business Development & Partner Manager for
TV, VOD, OTT and all Digital Platforms, with the goal of expanding the segment. Today he's a reference in the
He's also led negotiations and established several OTT distribution agreements, including with Amazon Studios
and Disney+, among others.
Before that, he lead and implemented LG’s Smart TV product launch from inception, and managed relations with content providers for all of Latam, including Brazil. He's worked on several production shoots in different formats through the years, including Fashion Tv, the Walt Disney Company Television and Canal 13.