Produced films for cinema and tv. Fiction, documentary, short films.

Welcome to the Films and Documentaries page of my website! Here you will find a large selection of my audiovisual work, including films, documentaries and other video content that I have produced, directed, shot and post-produced, as well as collaborated with others in various capacities such as director, cinematographer, editor and post-producer. Each project showcases my passion for storytelling, expertise in filmmaking, and skills in directing and cinematography. From compelling documentaries to engaging films, each project is unique and tells its own story.
Check out the series to see the variety of projects I've worked on.

Operation Fleming - Trailer
year 2023, duration: 04min. 24sec.

This feature documentary, in its final version, is narrated by British actor Charles Dance (known for roles in Game of Thrones, The Crown, Mank, and more). It delves into the life of the late Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the mastermind behind the fictional character James Bond. The film specifically explores how Fleming drew inspiration for the iconic "007" character in his novels, starting with the release of "Casino Royale" in 1953, followed by subsequent adventures.

The documentary provides insight into what drove Ian Fleming to pen the Bond novels. His motivation was to confront and delve into the traumatic experiences he encountered during his service with the British Naval Intelligence Service, particularly towards the end of World War II when he conceived thrilling espionage stories.

One might expect enthusiasm and excitement at the prospect of crafting such tales. However, for Fleming, writing the Bond novels served a more profound purpose than mere amusement. It acted as a form of therapy, enabling him to exorcise the dark and complex memories and activities he had been entangled in. Fleming sought catharsis through his writing, haunted as he was by the terrors of WWII.

This documentary is produced, directed, and written by Philip Selkirk, with special thanks to Oliver Buckton, the author of "The World Is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming".

Runtime: 1:52:28
To be released in early 2024.

Director: Philip Selkirk
Cinematographers: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade (co-cinematographer) | Philip Selkirk
Writers: Oliver Buckton | Philip Selkirk
Editors: Alejandra Iacona | Philip Selkirk (co-editor)
Production company: Selkirk Pictures & Enterprises

"SIKAT SUBAR" documentary film teaser and official trailer
year 2023

"SIKAT SUBAR" is my first feature film (1h:34m long). I had the privilege of producing and directing this film between 2018 and 2019, spending several months in Timor-Leste to capture the essence of the country and its rich cultural heritage. This film delves into the world of cockfighting in Timor-Leste and its impact on society.

As the original creator, producer, director, and cinematographer of the documentary film "SIKAT SUBAR", I was responsible for bringing this compelling story to life. I filmed and directed the entire project, including capturing stunning aerial footage using drone technology, capturing high-speed images, and capturing clear audio recordings, and all other aspects of film production. The post-production was completed in collaboration with Portuguese film studio FilmesDaMente

Futu manu (it means cockfight in Tetum) is a tradition in Timor-Leste that started hundreds / thousands of years ago. Some archaeologists believe that cockfight started in Western Asia, due to archeological findings in Timor-Leste that date more than 3000 years ago.

Cockfighting is a prevalent activity in Timor-Leste and plays a significant role in the country's cultural and economic landscape (click here to read a related article). The contests are often held in conjunction with various rituals and ceremonies and serve as a primary source of livelihood for many families. The venues are located in the capital city of Díli and offer daily contests that start in the afternoon and continue until nightfall. This male-dominated activity attracts individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Even though Cockfighting is banned in many countries for its cruelty, it is rooted and thrives as the national hobby in Timor-Leste. With more than 40% of the population living with less than $0.55 per day, many people turn to futu manu as a quick way to earn (or lose) money. "Foreigners do not realize that", one participant said. "But this actually helps us pay for our children's education. This keeps them in school."

I hope you enjoy the trailer that follows.
Find more at  SIKAT SUBAR documentary film official website.


Please be advised that the official trailer for the documentary film 'SIKAT SUBAR' has been age-restricted by YouTube. Kindly note that the following video contains brief footage of cockfighting. To ensure compliance with YouTube's policies, the trailer can only be viewed by users who are 18 years of age or older and are signed into their YouTube accounts. Please be aware that age-restricted videos cannot be watched on most third-party websites. If you encounter the trailer on another website or through an embedded player, clicking on the video will redirect you to YouTube for age verification. Without further ado, we present to you the official trailer of 'SIKAT SUBAR' below.

SIKAT SUBAR official trailer

The Long Walk: The History of the Penalty Shoot-Out
year 2022

Introducing 'The Long Walk: The History of the Penalty Shoot-Out' documentary produced by Worldmark Films and commissioned by FIFA.
A gripping three-part series that delves into how penalty shoot-outs have transformed the world's greatest sporting tournament. From moments of triumph to heart-wrenching disasters, this documentary takes you behind the scenes of the intense micro-dramas that captivate and traumatize entire nations.

As a filmmaker, I had the honor of contributing to this extraordinary project, capturing an interview with Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo Pereira, renowned for his gloveless penalty save during the Portugal vs. England match in the 2004 Euro Cup, which resulted in Portugal's victory. 

'The Long Walk' combines science, statistics, and psychology, featuring brand-new interviews and original footage with players, coaches, writers, and sports scientists. It's a groundbreaking series that offers unique insights, captivating audiences with a perfect blend of relief, regret, and anxiety.

This football documentary takes you through the most compelling moments from 40 years of World Cup shoot-outs, uncovering untold stories. Love it or hate it, penalty shoot-outs play a significant role in determining the World Cup winner. 'The Long Walk' explores key questions: Why has Germany been so successful while England struggles? What makes players score or miss penalties? And, are shoot-outs purely a matter of chance? Spoiler alert: The answer is no, and this series aims to prove it.

Featuring exclusive interviews with football legends like Andrea Pirlo, Lothar Matthaus, and Antonin Panenka, as well as insights from Dutch coaching greats Guus Hiddink and Louis van Gaal, 'The Long Walk' leaves no stone unturned. From Taffarel to Carragher, Giresse to Schumacher, this documentary unveils the psychology and stories behind the most intense moments in football history. Discover the captivating world of penalty shoot-outs like never before. Watch the trailer below and prepare to see this nail-biting aspect of football in a whole new light.
Watch the documentary trailer here:
More info at: IMDB

Justine: A KAICIID Fellow's Journey
year 2022, duration: 26min. 53sec.

This documentary, produced by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), offers a unique look into the KAICIID Fellows Programme through the inspiring story of Justine Auma from Uganda. Follow Justine's transformative experience as she trains in Nepal and Portugal, applying her knowledge to meaningful initiatives, including volunteer work at St. Austin's Roman Catholic parish in Mbale, Uganda. The KAICIID Fellows Programme fosters interreligious dialogue, addressing global challenges and building social unity. I had the privilege of contributing to this documentary during the Lisbon segments.

Dawid Tomaszewski "Fantastic Voyage", Director's cut
year 2021, duration: 14min. 42sec.

On September 7th, 2021, the art fashion designer Dawid Tomasewski presented his spring-summer 2022 collection “Fantastic Voyage” with a unique fashion film from the Portuguese filmmaker Diogo Pessoa de Andrade. The film Premiere took place during the Berlin Fashion Week SS 2022, at the Hotel SO / Berlin Das Stue. Dawid Tomasewski was inspired by a longing for the unknown, the new and the exciting. The fashion film “Fantastic Voyage” was shot with two models in several locations in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. 

The following video is the Director's cut version of the film and represents the director's own approved edit and selected soundtrack from the Portuguese musician and composer M-PeX. The version presented at the Berlin Fashion Week 2021 can be found here.

Righteous Among The Nations Global Mural project - Documentary Film Promo
year 2021, duration: 06min. 27sec.

The Righteous Among The Nations Global Mural Project is a documentary film that captures the creation of large-scale graffiti-style murals honoring Righteous Among The Nations recipients in city centers around the world. Directed by a world-famous street artist, each mural is brought to life as the film revisits each historical rescue story using archival footage and testimonials.

As a filmmaker and cinematographer, I captured the remarkable journey of renowned Portuguese street artist Mr. Dheo as he created a mural in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal honoring the late diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who heroically saved thousands of European Jews during the Holocaust. Utilizing my skills as a cinematographer and drone pilot/operator, I documented the process of this powerful tribute to history, showcasing the talent of Mr. Dheo.

Produced by: Jeremy Goldscheider

Lock-in Vibration
year 2021, duration: 03min.

As the creator, producer, director and editor of this mini-documentary, I was challenged to illustrate the effects of the pandemic on a person of my choosing I decided to focus on the lives of musicians and music teachers. Ricardo Coelho is a pianist and music teacher and I chose him as the main character of this film to highlight the impact of the pandemic on the creative industry, artists, and teachers. Through this short film, I want to highlight the hardships artists and musicians have faced during the pandemic and their perseverance to overcome them.

"A two to three-minute video on an individual of your choice, discussing the impact of the pandemic on their life."

year 2017, duration: 01min.

I made this one-minute documentary to share the inspiring true story of two men who, despite having previously resided in a shelter for poor and homeless people, changed their lives through urban art. I worked as a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and drone pilot on this highly regarded one-minute film. Everything related to the shoot, from planning to production, was my responsibility. The film has won recognition and awards at numerous regional, national, and international film festivals.

CREDITS (in order of appearance) :
Aldomiro Manuel Rocha dos Santos
Pedro da Silva Baptista
Original song (improvisation) by: a stranger by the river

100 Jahre Fatima (100 years of Fatima) 
year 2017, duration: 26min. 16sec.

A documentary produced by ORF 2, an Austrian television channel owned by ORF.

An anticlerical republic, the First World War, bitter poverty in the country: the story of the three Portuguese shepherd children who saw the mother gods emerged in difficult times. Years later dictator António Salazar 'made the phenomenon' Fatima an essential part of his authoritarian regime. Above all, the heavenly message of a 'conversion' of Russia pleased the strict anti-Communist. When the dictatorship was overthrown with the revolution of 1974, the end of Fatima seemed to many. But its popularity is also unbroken in democracy. Millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to the place of grace and bring their worries and needs with them. Now a new climax is coming: the Pope is expected, Jacinta and Francisco will be sanctified.

editorial staff: Thomas Bogensberger
layout: Christian Rathner
voice over:  Angelica Lang, Thomas Eichhorn
camera operator: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
sound recordist: Olimpio Alves, aka Nino
narrative / journalist:  Christian Rathner

year 2014, duration: 6min 18sec.

I was in charge of capturing the essence of Portuguese dancer and choreographer Carolina Morais Fonseca's show "ALMA" as the director, cinematographer, and editor of the dance mini-documentary showcasing her project. I filmed and directed the entire project, including cinematography and post-production, using my knowledge of the filmmaking process. As Carolina shares her experience and journey with the art form, the documentary offers a glimpse into her passion for Gypsy dances.
 ...this frame is inserted into the creative process of my next show called Alma ( that means soul). The creation has a structure unlike any other, giving birth to a choreographically solid and structured base, allowing the expression of the nature of the soul and it s unusual and spatial manifestation. This creation is transformed and adapted to each city or theater where it is performed , enriched and transformed by local artists with new shapes and compositions, never changing The essence of the soul, like a deep, bright and indestructible diamond…

Lisbon we can enjoy life!
year 2015, duration: 06min. 41sec.

Lisbon's vibrant culture is featured in the award-winning documentary "Lisbon, we enjoy life!" through two parallel stories of newcomers to the city. I did several interviews with foreigners residing in Portugal before writing the script for this film. Based on interviews with people from different countries, I wrote the dialogues of two characters, a man and a woman visiting Lisbon for the first time. To illustrate their thoughts and experiences, I walked through Lisbon and photographed people and some of the most beautiful places in the city as well as some traditions. Some of my first aerial shots taken with my first drone were also included in the film. To capture the essence of Lisbon's urban dwellers and its hidden gems, I am a screenwriter, director, cinematographer, editor and post-production specialist This video was created to promote an alternative content programming channel dedicated to international travel movies for Streemfire GmbH, a cloud-based streaming platform.

Filmmakers from around the world were challenged to make unique, off-the-beaten-path portraits of their cities and urban residents. I made this short documentary movie about Lisbon.

Madeira Island - Portugal year 2017, duration: 08min. 04min.

This short documentary was created for Grand Circle Travel and produced by Compass Light Productions. I was invited by Compass Light Productions to travel in Madeira Island - Portugal and shoot this film in 2 days.

"With Grand Circle Cruise Lines, traveling is about more than sightseeing. It’s about immersing yourself in other cultures, sharing the warm camaraderie of like-minded American travelers, and feeling comfortable, safe, and well-cared for every step of the way. Beyond included sightseeing tours of each locale and port-of-call, our exclusive Discovery Series events will transport you to the heart of local life and culture."

"Grand Circle Corporation is a global enterprise—comprised of a family of travel companies—committed to changing people’s lives by offering high-impact experiences to our travelers and building local communities through philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and volunteerism. Grand Circle Travel offers distinctive international vacations for older Americans."

year 2016, duration: 29min 52sec.

PAROVEL is a documentary produced by The Council of Europe and the European Commission as part of the ROMED2 programme (Mediation for Roma), a project focused in building up the capacity of Roma communities to participate in democratic governance through mediation.
Parovel‬ was launched on 8 April 2016, International Roma Day, during an official ceremony in the Council of Europe.
“Parovel” in Romani language means “Change”. Parovel is a documentary about the changes in four Roma communities in Romania and Portugal.

Four communities in Europe with four very different contexts and a myriad of individual stories. 'Parovel' follows the changes – little or big - achieved at local level through community participation among Roma.

I worked as co-director and I was responsible for filming in Portugal. I also shot segments of the documentary in Budapest - Hungary, and in Brussels - Belgium.
Mihai Bodea, was the co-director responsible for filming in Romania and Milutin Jovanovic was the director responsible for the script, supervising and joining the 4 stories (two from Portugal and two from Romania). Nenad Mladenović was the main editor working side by side with Milutin Jovanovic.

Later, I was responsible for finalizing the editing (final cut), adjust and embed the subtitles, create the documentary teaser, create the official website and for the distribution of the film (in film festivals and broadcast companies).

PAROVEL teaser:

Um gesto de amor
year 2011, duration: 1min.

This film was created for the One Minute Movie Film Festival - Portugal 2011.
The genre / category was free to choose and we took feature minute / fiction among the available choices (fiction, documentary, advertising movie, video-art and animation).
The theme for all this categories was: "Ainda, o Natal" that translated to English is something like "There's still Christmas".

Movie Synopsis:
Christmas time seemed to be sad, but Joe (Zé) discovers in a simple stone pavement the most valuable of all gifts. - True love lasts forever.

Film Credits:
Script: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
Photography: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade & Susana Jorge
Music by: FNors (Sergio Durán Toledano)
Director: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
Editing, Post-Production & Compositing: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
Diogo Ricardo Dias – Zé
Maria João Falcão – girl in the house
Pedro Mendes – man in the street
Suzana Branco - women in the street

winner triplic'ARTE short film fest Official Selection  Cologne One Minute Film Festival Official Selection One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau 2012

Bom, muito bom, supréme...
year 2011, duration: 2min.

This short movie was created for the "Fá-las Curtas!" competition. Fá-las Curtas (Make it short)! is a TV show in RTP2 (national portuguese broadcast company - channel 2).
In this television competition, two teams of young filmmakers aged 18 to 35, each consisting of a screenwriter and a director, compete to create a 2-minute short film. They are given the same scenario, actors, costumes, and accessories to work with. Participants have three days to write their script, get to know the cast and crew, shoot, and edit their final film. At the end of each episode, viewers are asked to vote for the best short film.

Director: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
Script: Tiago Carvalho & Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
Stars: Sofia Aparício and João Didelet

Estou para aqui assim...
year 2010, duration: 3min.

This is a short clip created for the "micro films for macro causes" film competition on the theme of "Poverty and Social Exclusion", included in the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion campaign.

Shot less than 8 hours, in documentary style, this film aims to demonstrate that some things that for us might look simple and easy to achieve, might be almost impossible to others. Simple things like participating in this contest, requires that the participants know a bit about how to film, have access to a video camera, have access to a computer, know how to read and how to write, have friends to work with, etc..

In order to submit the film to the competition, participants need to have access to the Internet, introduce their names, address, telephone number, email address, etc..
Things that for many still not possible to have.
So we decided to ask those people questions like:
  • Do you know how to make a film?
  • Have you ever been to school?
  • What do you need to make a film?
  • What is that you own? What is actually yours? What is the most valuable thing that you have?
  • Do you know how to read and how to write?
  • Do you have friends?
  • Where do you live?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your birth date?
  • Can you give me your telephone number?
  • Have you ever worked with a computer?
  • Do you know what the Internet is?
  • What would you do if you win 3000€ ?

The responses were strong and deep, and it was quite hard to cut and select from the footage to get only 3 minutes.
Sometimes we forget that some of the most simple things in our life, are impossible to reach to many.
We won the competition and received 3000 € prize, which we decided to share with the persons in this video.

Original version:

winnerofficial selection documentary film showcase

To watch the extended version / director's cut (with scenes that were edited out for the competition release added back), click here.

Olho de Boi...
year: 2010, duration: 6min 35 sec.

This short movie was created for the the 48 Hour Film Project, Lisbon 2010.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours.
On Friday night, the teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in their movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Then it will show at a local theater, usually in the next week.

For this film we had:
  • Character: Sr./Sra. Paulo ou Paula da Fonseca, Porteiro (Concierge)
  • Prop: um espelho (a mirror)
  • Line of Dialogue: "Quem disse isso?" (Who said that?)
  • Genre: Mockumentary (also known as a mock documentary or fictional documentary).

In about a week I joined all the team and did some pre-castings so we had enough actors to cover all the possible genres. The crew had never worked together and it was a challenge to all involved to be working for the first time in the same team. At the end we got the Audience Award (group A) for the Lisbon 48HFP.

film festival audience award


CINENA WORKSHOP is an intensive training course (16h in 2 days) that I created years ago and where the participants learn about video and photography and put it practice by participating in a real production. During the Workshop, the trainees participate in the shooting of a film with invited artists and professionals, putting into practice the acquired knowledge. I teach multimedia and cinema since 2006.
Bellow you can watch a Youtube Playlist with all the videos produced during the several course editions. For more information about the Cinema Workshop please click here.

Si esta plaza fuera una persona (if this plaza was a person)
year: 2006, duration: 22 min 22 sec.

An intriguing documentary on the relationship between people and space. A beautiful plaza in Barcelona - Spain, provides the back-drop for some colourful characters who each have a unique perspective on this communal space.

This documentary was wrote, directed, and produced by Diogo Pessoa de Andrade & Manuela Sans, while they were studying in the digital documentary filmmaking course "Diplomatura en Realizacíon de Cine de Autor", organized by Observatorio de Cine film school in Barcelona, Spain 2006.

In 2007, this film was selected for the annual portuguese documentary film showcase - Panorama, received an honorable mention for post graduate film at the World Student Film Festival in Thailand and was selected to participate in the film showcase "Primeiras" + "CineLençol", organized by Movimento Acorda Lisboa (M.A.L.), being considered the audience favorite for best short film. It was also selected to be integrated in "Lugar do Real", a portuguese online documentary film channel.

Frita, mas con ganas de vivir
year: 2006, duration: 4 min 31 sec.

A french fried potato, that can represent any of us, fights and escapes the fatal destiny creating a whole new life from that moment forward.

Stop motion animation. This film results from a film school exercise (how can a external sound effect a character). This video was shot in 16:9 but, due to wrong encoding settings while converting it to web playable format, it was converted to 4:3. At the end, I liked the deformation it caused to the image and I decided to keep it.

Diogo Pessoa de Andrade
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Videographer: Cameraman, Camera Operator. Aerial video cinematography. Locations: Lisbon, Lisboa Porto and Algarve - Portugal