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Welcome to the Films and Documentaries page of my website! Here you will find an extensive collection of my audiovisual works, including films, documentaries, and other video content that I produced, directed, shot, and post-produced, as well as collaborated on with others in various capacities such as director, cinematographer, editor, and post-production. Each project showcases my passion for storytelling, expertise in film production, and skills in direction and cinematography. From captivating documentaries to compelling films, each project is unique and tells its own story.
Take a look at the collection to see the diverse range of projects I have worked on.

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



"SIKAT SUBAR" documentary film trailer
year 2022, duration: 01min. 35sec.


"SIKAT SUBAR" is my first feature film (1h:35m 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. 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.





STONES ON THE PATH
year 2017, duration: 01min.

As the writer, producer, director, cinematographer, and drone operator of the award-winning one minute documentary "STONES ON THE PATH", I was responsible for telling the inspiring story of how two men in a reception center transformed their lives through urban art. I captured all aspects of film production, including stunning aerial footage using drone technology, and was honored to receive recognition at both 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



ALMA
year 2014, duration: 6min 18sec.

As the director, cinematographer, and editor of the dance mini-documentary showcasing the project of Portuguese dancer and choreographer Carolina Morais Fonseca, I was responsible for capturing the essence of her show "ALMA". With my expertise in film production, I filmed and directed the entire project, including cinematography and post-production. This documentary gives a glimpse into Carolina's passion for Gypsy dances, as she shares her story and journey through the art form. 

 ...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…



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

In this mini-documentary, I took on a challenge to showcase the impact of the pandemic on the life of a musician and music teacher. I selected this individual to bring attention to the effects of the pandemic on the creative industry. As the creator, producer, director and editor, I brought this story to life, highlighting how the pandemic has affected this musician's work as a creator, performer and educator. Through this short film, I aim to shed light on the challenges faced by musicians and creatives during the pandemic and the resilience they have shown in overcoming them.

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



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

The award-winning documentary, "Lisbon, we can enjoy life!" showcases the vibrant culture of Lisbon through two parallel stories of travelers discovering the city for the first time. The film was written based on interviews with local and foreign residents and showcases their experiences through carefully crafted cinematography and capturing the ideal moments, with attention to the best times in terms of scenery and lighting. The film also features stunning aerial footage. I served as writer, director, cinematographer, editor, and post-production specialist, bringing to life the essence of Lisbon's urban residents and its hidden gems. This film was produced for Streemfire GmbH, a cloud-based broadcasting platform, to promote its alternative content programming channel dedicated to global travel stories.

Filmmakers from all over the world were challenged to create alternative portraits about their cities and its urban residents - off the beaten track. This was the film I produced.



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

This short 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."



PAROVEL
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.

Synopsis:
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 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
Actors:
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).
As a competition, each week two teams of young designers (18 to 35 years old), a screenwriter and a director , must be carried out under the eye of the camera, a short film lasting 2 minutes . They have to deal with the same place, same actors, same costumes and accessories. In three days, participants must write their script, make the cut, meet the cast and crew, turn and make the final cut of their film. At the end of each episode, viewers are invited 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 on the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion campaign.

Shoot less than 8 hours, in documentary style, this film aims to be demonstrate that some things that for us might look simple and easy to achieve, might be almost impossible to others. Simple things like to participate in this contest, requires that the participants know a bit on 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


CINEMA WORKSHOP

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.
Synopsis:

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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Filmmaker | Director & Cinematographer
Videographer: Cameraman, Camera Operator. Aerial video cinematography. Locations: Lisbon, Lisboa Porto and Algarve - Portugal
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