The Writer

The Writer

Alice is a woman whose illness overshadows her destiny. Does what she writes have any value to anyone other than saving her from herself? She is a slave woman in many senses, wa...

Alice is a woman whose illness overshadows her destiny. Does what she writes have any value to anyone other than saving her from herself? She is a slave woman in many senses, waiting to explode.

'The Writer'. A tale about a woman with an unusual talent for writing, overshadowed by a psychological illness: hypergraphy - the incurable disease of writing. Alice, our muse, suffers from the urge to write, failing to staunch the verbal stream that plagues her. Alongside her fight against illness, comes the conflicting relationship she has with her husband. This is the premise of 'The Writer'. A short film that will be born by the hand of Hugo Pinto, director who already has two short films in the curriculum, both deserving of several prizes and national and international distinctions - TU and Mirror, Mirror. TU, launched in December 2016, with Catarina Lima and Gonçalo Cabral, narration by Afonso Pimentel. TU has been in almost all the festivals in Portugal and through the New York Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF of the Art Institute), passing in 27 countries, with prizes conquered in Portugal and abroad. It was shown on short cinemax on RTP with an estimated average audience of 28,000 viewers (gfk source). In 2018, he made the short Mirror, Mirror, a revenge film, a thriller story with black humor, made for the 48hours lisbon film project. Winner of several prizes in this festival being the high point the selection for the MotelX of that year in Cinema São Jorge with 900 spectators in the exhibition. It is time for 'The Writer' to be born. The film talks about the close connection between genius and depressive illness, in the soul of a rising writer, pregnant with twins and with emotional conflicts with her husband. An argument with a huge cinematic potential, supported by a dream team, with the desire to leave a mark in the history of cinema. Be a part of the project!

Actors:

 

Dalila Carmo

Dalila Carmo

Dalila Carmo

Afonso Pimentel

Afonso Pimentel

Afonso Pimentel

Aurea

Aurea

Aurea

Catarina Lima

Catarina Lima

Catarina Lima

Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva

Film crew:

Hugo Pinto (Director)

Andreia Azevedo Moreira (Autor of 'The Writer' )

Rute Simões (Producer of TU e Espelho Meu)

Nuno Assunção (Photography Director)

António Capote (Sound Diretor)

About the author

Hugo Pinto was born on April 24, 1975. His dream life has always been Cinema. He has worked in television (RTP,SIC, SPORTV) and is currently editors coordinator in all 5 channels of TVI / Grupo Mediacapital. However, cinema was always the dream and after directing several productions for television, Hugo began is first creation in TU, a short film about love. TU  has won: better short at the MUVI INTERNACIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, AZORES FRINGE and in Shortcuz Lisboa and Figueira da Foz. Also an honorable mention at  Cinalfama International Film Festival Lisbon at the Arouca Film Festival, as well as being selected for the Farcume Faro International Film Festival, Avanca Film Festival, Madeira film festival, Shortcutz Funchal, Shorctuz Aruba. It was nominated for Best Director in July in Switzerland at the Ouchy Film Awards where TU was nominated for Best Short. New honorable mention at the DOMFF Awards in August and official selections at NYSPFF where he represented Portugal for one year all over the world, Figueira Film Art, Portugal International Film Festival, Short To The Point in Romania, ROMA Cine Doc and Bucharest Short Film Fest in a total of festivals that exceeds the 20 official selections. He directed several commercial Spots for television, and won Bronze, Silver and Gold in the Media Awards and Publicity and films for the Portuguese Voice Association and the Champalimaud Foundation as well as the film to present the International Emmys Gala held in Lisbon. The second short Mirror, Mirror  made for the 48 hours film project Lisbon won: Best Director (Hugo Pinto), Best Editor (Hugo Pinto), Best Actress (Cláudia Semedo), Best Photography (Nuno Assunção) and Best Dialogue (Andreia Azevedo Moreira). Independent Horror Movie Awards nominated Mirror, Mirror for Best Short, Best Actress (Cláudia Semedo), Best Editing (Hugo Pinto) and Best photography (Nuno Assunção). At Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest was nominated for Best Actress and Best Cinematography and won the Best Cinematography Award in Short FilmFest. He was present at FARCUME and at the Arouca film festival and selected for the shortcutz Lisboa, Funchal, Figueira da Foz and Caldas da Rainha.

Hugo Pinto

Hugo Pinto

Budget and due dates

Budget The Writer's Team: 1500 € Equipment : 500 € Transportation: € 140 catering: 200 € Merchandising: € 383.25 PPL Commission: € 276.75 TOTAL: € 3000 (includes PPL commission) Schedule The short 'The Writer' is already in the pre-production phase, with filming scheduled for March.

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