SIDE B - HOW TO MAKE A FEATURE FILM WITH NO MONEY IN BRAZIL

LADO B - COMO FAZER UM LONGA SEM GRANA NO BRASIL

By Marcelo GALVÃO

GATACINE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marcelo GALVÃO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcelo GALVÃO, Marcelo BALA
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcelo GALVÃO (Gatacine), Rodrigo TAVARES (Gatacine)
    • Synopsis
    • SIDE B is a "how to" documentary about the reality of the whole process of making a feature film in Brazil with no budget. It captures the reality of Brazil's independent movie making industry. The idea behind this documentary is shown through a feature film called "Quarta B", which was produced with only US$ 15,000. It received the first prize by way of popular vote in Sao Paulo's International Movie Awards of 2005 (Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo). SIDE B shows four years of an everyday struggle which was how long it took to make the film. Even though the context is rather saddening, the documentary shows in a humorous light the drama which the directors face. To support it, many well-known directors in Brazil have given their feedback and words of wisdom on screen. Names such as Fernando Meirelles, Ugo Giorgetti, Jose Belmonte, Alexandre Stockler, Theodoro Fontes and Marçal Souza just to name a few. Thus, feeding the documentary with real professional experiences and the hardships encountered in each of their own paths, while using as reference the film that you watch being produced throughout the documentary.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2003
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