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Under the Heavens (Seiva Bruta)
Short Film - 17min
Shot on 16mm - Manaus, Brazil

Synopsis: While immigrating to Brazil, a Venezuelan mother’s ability to breastfeed causes her fate to be forever intertwined with a young mother and her baby.

Sinopse: Marta, uma jovem mãe venezuelana, imigra para o Brasil. Durante a sua jornada, ela conhece um enigmático casal em dificuldades. O casal tem um bebê e Marta, leite.

    Festivals:

    Telluride Film Festival 2020 

    Rhode Island International Film Festival 2020
    Drama International Short Film Festival 2020
    San Diego International Film Festival 2020
    24 Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes 2020
    30th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2021
    38th Miami Film Festival 2021
    Florida Film Festival 2021
    45 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021
    Brooklyn Film Festival 2021
    Palm Springs International Short Fest 2021
    Short Shorts Film Festival 2021
    Kinoforum Film Festival - 2021

    Hollyshorts Film Festival 2021
    New Filmmakers Los Angeles 2021
    Discover Film Festival 2021
    Newport Beach Film Festival 2021
    Sulmona International Film Festival 2021




     

    Awards:

    Directors Guild of America DGA Best Latino Short Film 
    NYU Wasserman Awards - Best Director
    NYU Wasserman Awards - Best Leading Actress
    National Board of Review - NBR - Winner

    Rhode Island International Film Festival - 1st Prize Best Live Action Short 
    Short Shorts Film Festival - Best International Short Film
    Brooklyn Film Festival - Best Short Film 
    Brooklyn Film Festival - Grand Chameleon Award
    Munich Film Awards - Winner
    Hollyshorts Film Festival - Best Cinematography
    Hollyshorts Film Festival - Social Impact Award
    Discover Film Festival - Best International Screenplay
    Sulmona International Film Festival - Best Short Film
    Sulmona International Film Festival - Best Lead Actress
    Sulmona International Film Festival - Best Original Score 



     

    Faraway, so close
    Short Film - 4 min

    Shot on 16mm - Coney Island, New York 2017


    Synopsis: A young man relies on the support of his greatest ally in order to live the excitements of a double life.

    Festivals:

    Charlotte Film Festival  2020
    Southampton Film Festival 2020
    13th International Inter University Short Film Festival 2020
    Jacksonville Film Festival 2020
    Goya Rural Film Festival 2020
    Short to the POINT Film Festival 
    Prague International Film Festival 









     

    Awards:

    Prague International Film Festival - Best Male Student Director
    Prague International Film Festival - Best Leading Actor