In the future, working is no longer necessary. A scientist faces depression and a virtual 'terrorist' that leads her to face her deepest fear.
Caio Cortonesi, Debora de Marilac
About the director and producer: The grandson of a movie theater proprietor from the Golden Age, Brazilian filmmaker Caio Cortonesi developed a profound passion for cinema throughout his life.
A graduated designer, he first became known as a music producer, being one of the top Brazilian professionals in rock music. He spends his time between his recording studio, where he already produced over 70 records for artists from four continents, and the cutting room, where he developed a portfolio that includes over one hundred TV commercials, spots, infomercials, live shows and music videos. Besides working in all duties of movie making, Caio Cortonesi is also an actor and screenwriter.
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Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
The movie came to be after an invitation by Marcio Ritzmann, head of the amazing computer graphics company Digital Key. He was interested in making a self-financed experience with us, and I came up with a storyline related to a theme that's very dear to me: The growing impact of technology over our minds and lives.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
It's a quite complex film for its short length, and has been very rewarding to me to hear all of the different impressions that different people are having from its open-endness. I'd say that it's a movie bound to make you think.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
The story takes place in a personal universe created by and for the main character. She is being tormented by very human dilemmas and insecurities, and found a safe haven from reality using technology. Maybe that's a story that we all can relate to in different ways.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
Its concept was somewhat born ready, since it's a prequel to a feature I have lurking in my mind for a while now. But several very interesting conversations with producer Debora de Marilac and lead actress Patricia Rochael, both with whom I share a very special interest in psychology, shaped many aspects of the script.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
Few people have seen it so far, and the feedback has ranged from total confusion to absolute delight. That's excellent in my point of view, since it means that it's somehow forcing people out of their boxes.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Absolutely. Depending on their personal life experiences people have been able to see very different things in this short story, and I'm very glad with that.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
It was very kind invitation by Carmela Baranowska, and it's always a pleasure to share my films and experiences as an artist with new people.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
Everyone on board is welcome. I've had surprising support from teachers, intellectuals and activists, and any kind of help is very welcome when we're talking about indie film making.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
My main artistic goal was to make a complex world within a short length, hoping to shake people's perceptions a little bit. Technically, this film aims to demonstrate that, with hard work, excellence can be achieved with little money (the budget was under USD 700). If somehow this film gets known in the future as a great example of profound storytelling and efficient production, I'll feel it will have achieved its aim.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Maybe the uncertain future of the labor force due to technological advances. Or maybe the limits of escapism. Or even gender expectations in science, since the main character feels underestimated and misunderstood like so many female scientists do.
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
I have three feature length scripts to choose in front of me right now. Unfortunately Brazil is going through a serious crisis, but as I've tried to show with this film, with hard work we can achieve a lot with very little.