Helen (en)

Helen
  • Helen

Chosen in: 

Original version: 

Portugais

First movie: 

Premier film

Director: 

André Meirelles Collazzi

Country: 

  • Brazil

Year: 

2019

Length: 

92 min

Scriptwriter: 

André Meirelles Collazzi

Editor: 

Willem Dias

Compositeur: 

Laurent Mis

Director of photography: 

Alziro Barbosa, ABC

Actors: 

Thalita Machado (Helen), Marcelia Cartaxo (Doña Graça), Tony Tornado (Sr. Antônio)

Production: 

Brief synopsis of the project: 

Helen (9) lives in a cortiço (tenement) with her grandmother, Mrs. Graça, who supports the family with informal jobs, such as selling skewers. Still very naive, her biggest concern is buying her grandmother a birthday present: a makeup kit. The girl is going to bend over backwards to get the money and her search will reveal the daily life of those living in tenements, outlining a collective story from the network of relations that the girl establishes.

Soutiens: 

Direct public funding mechanism for artistic and cultural production.
Support for the development of feature films in the State of São Paulo - Culture Support Program (Proac) 2015 - R$ 80.000,00 (USD 21.347,56)
Feature film production support - Programme for the development of Brazilian films (PRODECINE) 2016 - R$ 2.000.000,00 (USD 533.689,13)

André Meirelles Collazzi

Director's biography: 

Screenwriter, professor, Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of São Paulo University, directo

Filmography: 

2018 - Treze de Maio (guión Helen) - Fiction
2016 - Cylene - Fiction - 15 min.
2010 - Enquadro - Fiction / Documentary - 26 min.

Notes de production: 

Founded in 2012, Prosperidade is a media production company that specializes in project development and modeling. The company has produced more than 10 series for television channels, as well as short films and radio series.

Vente: 

Elo Company