penrose
Lusófona

penrose

The over use of resources threatens a building and the slumber of a new tenant, who decides to search for answers in the middle of the night.

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  • 12/04/2023

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The over use of resources threatens a building and the slumber of a new tenant, who decides to search for answers in the middle of the night.

During the first night in his ground floor apartment, Oscar is awakened by drops of water falling from his ceiling. In an attempt to discover the root of the problem, he comes across neighbors who represent the worst state of overuse of natural resources. The problem only becomes apparent to Oscar when it almost leads him to commit a crime he saw himself unable to commit.

 

Oscar

Oscar is 27 years old and has just moved into the ground floor of this apartment. Until this moment, he has always lived with his parents and finds himself for the first time experiencing the loneliness of living without them. Unable to let go, he seeks some company in that deteriorated apartment, leaving the television on or listening to music to abstract himself from the silence of the emptiness of the house. He is the thread of the story - the target of the toxic personalities of the other people in the building. This character detaches himself from his humanity and becomes another "sleeper" like the rest of the building's inhabitants, blinded by his emotions and actions.

 

Smoke Woman

The woman on the second floor is 55 years old and a compulsive smoker. She lives alone in her apartment and is part of the repeating cycle of which the building functions. She lost her daughter when she was just a child to a respiratory disease and killed her cheating husband. Now she tries to erase her sorrows and crimes committed with cigarettes. This addiction has affected her psychologically and physically. She is a thin woman, with rough skin and a heavy look with dark circles under her eyes. She dislikes natural light, keeping her apartment dark and with few light sources. The furniture is old and damaged, with cigarette and ash burn marks. There are ashtrays scattered throughout the space, all filled with cigarettes smoked to the edges.

 

TV Man

The man on the second floor is 37 years old and lives alone. Physically, he is thin and pale as he doesn’t see sunlight. He is a character who has succumbed to the hypnosis of the consumerist world and lives stuck in a self-centered routine. He does nothing but watch television, and even when he is not watching, the dozens of televisions in his apartment are always on, wasting an absurd amount of energy all the time. Also, he lives alone and ignores all attempts by his family to try to contact him, having old letters and voicemails piling up for years. His apartment is lit only by the television screens, which, because of the vast quantity, illuminate every space in the house. In the living room, apart from the various televisions, there is only a large vintage armchair and a coffee table with controls scattered on the floor around it.

 

Bathtub Man

The neighbor on the third and top floor is a man in his 60s. He has creased wrinkles and battered skin, with time-worn tattoos on his chest and arms. He lost his best friend, Sammy, when he was a child, while they were playing in a lake. The boy couldn't swim and ended up drowning. The man has always lived with remorse for his friend's death and justifies his long swims as suicide attempts to meet Sammy again. With this, he turned his apartment into a lake, decorated with aquatic elements and water everywhere. The apartment is stripped of decor so that the water from her long baths can flow without damaging the furniture. In the living room are aquariums, vases, jars and bottles filled with water, and Sammy's remains keep him company.

 

Doorman

The doorman is a bearded, mustachioed man with an aged look and a mysterious expression. He appears in the story to show Oscar the apartment, withdrawing from there quickly and with some disdain.

About the author

The "Penrose" team is made up of final year students from the Cinema and Media Arts degree and the Sound Sciences and Technologies degree from the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. Above all, we are a team that wants to take this project forward and transfer it from paper to screen. Our goal is to raise money to be able to carry out our project. We count on your help!

 

Team

Realization

Directors: Alessandra Roucos and Teresa Teixeira

1st AD: Lia Mendes

Script Supervisor: Elisabete Caravela

 

Production

Production Director: Gabi Martins

Production Chief: Giovanna Figueiredo

Production Coordinator: Chen Zhiqiang

Assis. Production: Henrique Armez and Lara Mendes

Green Consultant: Débora Ribeiro

 

Image

Director of Photography: Gonçalo Barreto

Camera Operators: Simão Martins and Sofia Wates

1st AC: João Santana and Rafaela Seco

2nd AC: Gonçalo Feio and Vasco Caras-Altas

Gaffer: Farlei Santos

Best Boy Electric: Francisco Santos

Key Grip: Margarida Ribeiro

Best Boy Grip: Lucas Torres

DIT: Henrique Oliveira

Scene Photographer: Pedro FM da Silva

Making Of: Luís Domingues

 

Art

Production Designer: João Alcobia Sousa

Set Decorator: Mafalda Oliveira

Props: Romer Hendrickx

Costume designer: Inês Romero

Costume Chief: Teresa Benevides

Assis. Plateau: Catarina Miguel

 

Sound

Sound Director: Pedro Santos

Booms: Marco Barbosa and Nuno Ribeiro

PPA: Ines Castro

Sound Design: Inês Castro and Marco Barbosa

Foleys: Joao Aguiar and Joao Figueiredo

ADR: João Sousa and Nuno Ribeiro

Sound Mixer: Christian Tobias and Óscar Miguelez

Music: João Figueiredo and Pedro Santos

 

Promotion and Marketing

Promotion and Marketing Coordinator: Matilde Reis

Web Content Producer: Giovanna Figueiredo

EPK: Julia Narvion

 

Post Production

Post-Production Coordinator: Carlota Mourato

Editor: Elisabete Caravela and João Aguiar

Assis. Editing: Francisco Santos

Color Grading: Gonçalo Barreto

VFX: Eduardo Matias

Credits and Graphics: José Frias Costa

Subtitles: Teresa Benevides

Trailer Editing: Simão Martins

Budget and due dates

In the "Penrose" project, due to its complexity, it will have a high production cost and, therefore, we need to raise extra funding. Our expenses during the filming period are distributed as follows:

  • Production: 1,500€
  • Artwork: 3,000€
  • Image: 30€
  • Promotion: 50€
  • PPL commission (9.23%): 110.70€

Shooting dates will be from April 19 to 23

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12/04/2023

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