A psychologist, a dominatrix, an aspiring entrepreneur and a film production team move with no apparent destination. The characters that make up this puzzle ignore what is socially defined as polished behavior.
In XXI century, we are witnessing the worst of humanity in many fields. The technological evolution that exists - in many cases - helps to foster ideological, cultural and material divisions. As always, what is good created by most human beings is destroyed by a few.
With our film, we would like to create a space for free discussion where we can draw our own conclusions from what we see. Being able to agree or disagree with everything, with parts, with nothing, but thinking.
The film is "old fashioned", an expression used to - in one of its interpretations - define a certain lack of behavioral 'cleanliness'. It's raw. The characters aren't nice, they don't have clear goals in front of the audience and they don't care to please. If they have any power, they subjugate and submit others to their will. Nothing new for any of us.
Should aways be like this? No. Is it always like this? almost all the times. Is it a pessimistic view?
It is increasingly important that cinema maintain a independent vision on established norms and that it be a source of free expression. And that can only be achieved with everyone's help. It is essential that this campaign is successful so that we can all continue.
About the author
Marco Laureano was born in 1970 in Lisbon. He has a degree in cinema - Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (former Escola de Cinema do Conservatorio Nacional), specializing as a sound designer.
He is coordinator and trainer of Curso Geral de Cinema since October 2005 and professor of sound and cinema at EPI - Escola Profissional de Imagem since 2019. He participated as a director in the films "A Healer Called Time" (2006); "The Key" (2010); "The Plumber Uses the Imperialist Tool" (2013); "My Dog's Name is Boss" - feature film - (2016); "PREC" (2017); "Virtual Homemade, Vol. 4" (2020); "Mouzinho Arsénio: Life on a Script" - documentary- (2021).
Founded in early 2010, Cine-Reactor 24i's mission is to develop and create new paths for Portuguese cinema through the organization of Curso Geral de Cinema, the exhibition of thematic cycles of countries and directors, the production of independent films and the creation of an international film festival.
Directed by Marco A. Laureano
Assistant Directed by - Manuela Veiga
Annotation - António Sanganha and João Varela
Sound Direction - Rodrigo Conceição
Cinematographer - Teresa O. Sousa
Camera Operator - Rui Caetano and Miguel Chichorro
Camera Assistant - Ricardo Rodrigues
Image Assistant - Milton Mendes, Teresa Ribeiro, Carlos Gil and Yuri Laureano
Art Direction - Sofia Tomaz
Production Direction - Vanessa Baptista
Production Assistant - Lucília Laureano
Executive Producer - Marco A. Laureano
Video Assist - Sónia Patrícia and Diogo Correia
Makeup - Elisabete Rodriguez
Making of - António Almeida
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Budget and due dates
In order to be able to produce the film, we already have several logistical support and the will of all those involved, although your participation through the PPL is still necessary for the following situations:
€200 - Purchase of civil liability insurance.
€400 - Trip to Melides (Alentejo) for the whole team for two days, where several outdoor scenes take place.
€200 - Meals only for the artistic team.
€200 - Acquisition of props.
€100 - Make-up and effects.
€100 - PPL percentage.
Pre-Production: In progress.
Production: In July, during four weekends and predictably during the first weekend of August.
Post-Production: Between 6 to 9 months, expected to be completed between January and March 2023.