My film UMA RAPARIGA IMATERIAL won two prizes at QueerLisboa 26 International Film Festival – Best film and the Audience Award in the short film competition. All the winners here.
my friend’s pets
I did the videos and drawings for Mafalda Banquart’s installation MY TECHNOLOGICAL PETS that will be in the atrium of Lisbon’s National Theatre TNDMII from september 22nd to the 25th.
My film UMA RAPARIGA IMATERIAL is in the short film competition at QueerLisboa 26.
It will screened September 20th at Cinema São Jorge.
Une Fille Immatérielle
The september issue of Cahiers du Cinéma has an article about Curtas Film Festival, which highlights my film UMA RAPARIGA IMATERIAL, that had it’s premiere at the festival.
“While our societies are still struggling to apprehend fluidity, the film makes an act of freedom by imagining a being defying rationality” writes Olivia Cooper-Hadjian
My film UMA RAPARIGA IMATERIAL / IMMATERIAL GIRL will premiere in the short film festival Curtas Vila do Conde. The same festival where I had my first film (when I was still in film school) 20 years ago.
The film will be shown on July 14th (20:30) and 16th (14:30).
Theatre company Teatro Praga decided to do a dance performance choreographed by them. They’re doing their version of The Rite of Spring with the Symphonic Orchestra Metropolitana. I made videos for the performance and this teaser. 🎀 A SAGRAÇÃO DA PRIMAVERA will be performed at CCB in Lisbon (17 – 18 june) and Rivoli in Oporto (15 – 16 july).
Especially for everybody
The third episode of the documentary series AS COISAS EM VOLTA is directed by me and is dedicated to the Condom. We talk about the evolution of the condom, it’s use in controlling epidemics and that sex doesn’t have to be phallocentric. It will air Wednesday, January 26th on RTP2 at 23:05.
AS COISAS EM VOLTA: A VIDA MISTERIOSA DOS OBJETOS is a documentary series about the evolution of certain objects, and their social and political relevance. Directed by me and Joana Cunha Ferreira, and produced by Maria & Mayer. The first episode is about The Mirror and it will premiere January 12th on the national television channel RTP2.
Up Next: I’ve got nothing more to say
My film PONTO MORTO will be screened at FILO-LISBOA 2021, an event about Philosophy and Creativity held at São Luiz Teatro Municipal. My film will be discussed with philosopher João Constâncio, that will probably talk about nihilism… I don’t know. 🤷🏻♂️ The screening and talk will be November 29th at 19:00 in São Luiz Teatro Municipal.
Now: Casually script supervising in the woods
Working as Script Supervisor in the shooting of the film “Lovely, Dark and Deep” directed by Teresa Sutherland.
And God made the Script Supervisor
Working as Script Supervisor on the shooting of Cláudia Varejão’s feature film “Lobo e Cão”.
To grain or not to grain
Dealing with difficult dilemmas in the post production of my new short film UMA RAPARIGA IMATERIAL/ IMMATERIAL GIRL, like: should I had grain or not?
“People, please! We’re all frightened and horny.”
The quote above is from an episode of The Simpsons, it was my inspiration for the shots I made for the film CONTÁGIO. Production house C.R.I.M. invited 15 directors to do 3 shots for a collective film about the pandemic. The film is available for free at FILMIN.
Wearing chroma key is my go-to for shootings
An article by journalist Alexandra Prado Coelho on the upcoming series AS COISAS EM VOLTA, that I’m directing for national television, on the newspaper Público. You can read the full article here.
Shooting in color
Shooting the new tv documentary series AS COISAS EM VOLTA for portuguese television public channel RTP2. It’s a series about everyday objects, and their evolution and social impact. I’m directing half of the episodes, with Joana Cunha Ferreira who is directing the other half. Produced by Maria & Mayer, it will hopefully be premiering in spring 2021.