Director of photography:
Thalita Machado (Helen), Marcelia Cartaxo (Doña Graça), Tony Tornado (Sr. Antônio)
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.
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)
Screenwriter, professor, Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of São Paulo University, directo
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.