Director: Ricardo Murad / Cao Guimarães
Producer: Mariana Andrade
Brazil / Uruguay
Ana travels to Belo Horizonte to take a course at the UFMG School of Architecture; Natan travels to Montevideo to write a tour guide for the newspaper he works. They stay a month in each city, living in each other's apartment, without knowing each other personally and end up discovering through their intimate spaces the points of similarity and difference between them, in addition to finding new perspectives on the cities they live in through the perception of the other.
Ricardo Murad is a director, screenwriter and editor with a postgraduate degree in Cinema from Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV / Cuba). He made two documentary feature films and numerous fiction and documentary short films.
Cao Guimarães is a filmmaker and visual artist born in Belo Horizonte. With intense production since the late 1980s, he works at the crossroads between cinema and visual arts. He has nine feature films and numerous shorts.
Total budget: 320.000,00 euros
Funds secured: 0
Objectives to be achieved
Make a feature film with a duration of 90 minutes, which will be shot in the cities of Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Montevideo (Uruguay). The objective is to send the film to international film festivals, as well as to market it in theaters and negotiate the sale for streaming services.
Co-production´s interesting countries
The plot of the film takes place between Belo Horizonte and Montevideo. In this sense, the search for a co-production between Brazil and Uruguay seems natural to make the film possible. The story of the characters deals with human and universal issues, bringing to the script a narrative potential to be commercialized internationally. So we consider a European post-production and participation in the projection of the film's career in its worldwide strategy.
Executive producer´s biofilmography
Graduated in Journalism from UFMG, Mariana Andrade is a founding partner of the production company Olada, where she performs the functions of direction and production. She directed the documentary "Margens dos Marques", which describes the migration process of Quilombo dos Marques in Minas Gerais.
She works as production director, executive producer and assistant director on films such as "Querência", by Helvécio Marins Júnior and "No Coração do Mundo", by Gabriel Martins.