Gustavo Galvão

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BIOGRAPHY

Gustavo Galvão is a Brazilian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He released seven short films between 2002 and 2008, shown at almost 90 festivals worldwide and acquired by the major TV broadcasters in Brazil. Highlights are the award-winning Life Next Door (A Vida ao Lado, 2006) and My Own Way of Being Alone (A Minha Maneira de Estar Sozinho, 2008), official selection of the Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse (in France).

Galvão's first feature, Nine Chronicles for a Screaming Heart (Nove Crônicas para um Coração aos Berros, 2012), won a special mention from the FIPRESCI Jury at the 31st International Film Festival of Uruguay and was awarded with the Best Director Prize at the 10th Maringá Film Festival (Brazil, 2013). Commercially released in nine cities in Brazil, the movie is available throughout Latin America on iTunes. It was available also on Netflix (2015-2017).

His second feature film, the critically acclaimed A Violent Dose of Anything (Uma Dose Violenta de Qualquer Coisa , 2013), was released in 17 cities. The next feature to be released by Galvão, Ainda Temos a Imensidão da Noite (We Still Have the Deep Black Night), was shot in September and October 2017 in locations in Berlin and Brasilia. The release must take place in 2019.

In more than 15 years working as filmmaker, Galvão has already directed great names in Brazilian cinema and theater. He worked with actors such as Leonardo Medeiros (awarded with the Best Actor Prize at the Brasilia Film Festival for Life Next Door), Simone Spoladore (honored at Tiradentes Film Festival with the screening of Nine Chronicles for a Screaming Heart), Marat Descartes (also honored at Tiradentes, with the screening of A Violent Dose of Anything, which earned him the Best Supporting Actor Prize in the FIESP/SESI-SP Awards, in 2015), Denise Weinberg, Mário Bortolotto, Júlio Andrade, Silvia Lourenço and Cacá Amaral, among others.

The filmmaker has been working also as curator and programmer of festivals and exhibits, having developed 12 events for Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (Rio, São Paulo, and Brasilia) and one for Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro), besides previous participations as programmer at the Brasilia International Film Festival and at the São Paulo International Short Film Festival.


PERSONAL DATA

Brasilia, Brazil, 1976
Degree in Journalism, University of Brasília (1999)
Specialization in Film at Escuela Universitaria de Artes y Espectáculos (former Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectáculos, Madrid, 2003)

Managing partner at 400 Filmes (Brasilia)
IMDb page


FEATURE FILMS

Ainda Temos a Imensidão da Noite (We Still Have the Deep Black Night | 2K | shooting in 2017, release in 2019)
Uma Dose Violenta de Qualquer Coisa (A Violent Dose of Anything | 35mm | 2013)
Nove Crônicas para um Coração aos Berros (Nine Chronicles for a Screaming Heart | 35mm | 2012)


SHORT FILMS

A Minha Maneira de Estar Sozinho (My Own Way of Being Alone | 35mm | 2008)
A Vida ao Lado (Life Next Door | 35mm | 2006)
Uma Questão de Tempo (A Matter of Time | 35mm | 2006), codirected with Catarina Accioly

Uma Noite com Ela (A Night with Her | 35mm | 2005)
Danae (35mm | 2004)
As Incríveis Bolinhas do Dr. Sorriso Sarcástico (Dr. Sarcastic Smile's Amazing Pills | 16mm | 2003)
Emma na Tempestade (Emma in the Storm | 35mm | 2002)


FEATURE FILMS

2012 / 2017


AINDA TEMOS A IMENSIDÃO DA NOITE

We Still Have the Deep Black Night

Brazil/Germany, 2K, shooting in 2017, release in 2019
Director, screenwriter and producer

* Sponsored by the Audiovisual Sector Fund (Prodecine 05/2015, Brazil)
* Development sponsored by the Audiovisual Sector Fund (Prodav 04/2013, Brazil)

Tired of the struggle with her rock band, where she sings and plays the trumpet, Karen leaves Brasilia and tries her luck in Berlin following the steps of her former boyfriend Artur, who was also a member of the band. In Berlin, they form an unpredictable triangle with a German friend, Martin.


UMA DOSE VIOLENTA DE QUALQUER COISA

A Violent Dose of Anything

Brazil, 35mm, 96 minutes, 2013
Director, screenwriter and producer

* Sponsored by the Culture Support Fund (Brasilia)
* Screened at seven films festivals in Brazil and abroad, among them: 46th Brasilia Film Festival (Brazil, 2013), 37th São Paulo Intl. Film Festival (Brazil, 2013) and 17th Tiradentes Film Festival (Brazil, 2014)

* 46th Brasilia Film Festival – Câmara Legislativa Award for Best Soundtrack (2013)
* 11th FIESP/SESI-SP Movie Awards – Best Supporting Actor (Marat Descartes, 2015)
* Released in 17 cities in Brazil (August-October 2014)

* Available throughout Brazil on Lume Channel (since June 2017)

Pedro has run away from home, taken the road and he does not know where he is going. Lucas does not know it either, but the road is his stage. They are over 30, and all they take with them is the clothes they are wearing. And after meeting at a roadside café, in the state of Minas Gerais, they travel through the Brazilian savannah seeking for a violent dose of anything.


NOVE CRÔNICAS PARA UM CORAÇÃO AOS BERROS

Nine Chronicles for a Screaming Heart

Brazil, 35mm, 93 minutes, 2012
Director, screenwriter and producer

* Independent production, finished with the support by the Culture Support Fund (Brasilia)
* Screened at ten films festivals in Brazil and abroad, among them: 36th São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2012), 16th Tiradentes Film Festival (Brazil, 2013), 31st International Film Festival of Uruguay (2013) and 16th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (Austin, USA, 2013)
* 31st International Film Festival of Uruguay – Mention of the ACCU/FIPRESCI Jury (2013)
* 10th Maringá Film Festival – Best Director (2013)
* Released in nine cities in Brazil (2013-2014)
* Available throughout Latin America and in Spain on iTunes (since January 2014)
* Available throughout Latin America on Netflix (from July 2015 to January 2017)

Larissa is no longer in love with Mário; Leopoldo does not know whether to stay or go; Júlio still lives with his mother; Simone is tired of being a hooker; Vanise is reminded of what it means to be a woman; Philipp does not want to go back home; Carol carries a graveyard of memories with her; André wants to make a different kind of sound; Denise decided to have new experiences while there is still time. In this surprising mosaic of human relationships and day-to-day situations, men and women of different ages feel a pressing need to reinvent themselves. They all are, each in their own way, at a turning point in their lives.


SHORT FILMS

2002 / 2008


A MINHA MANEIRA DE ESTAR SOZINHO

My Own Way of Being Alone

Brazil, 35mm, 15 minutes, 2008
Director and producer


A VIDA AO LADO

Life Next Door

Brazil, 35mm, 13 minutes, 2006
Director, screenwriter and producer


UMA QUESTÃO DE TEMPO

A Matter of Time

Brazil, 35mm, 15 minutes, 2006
Director (with Catarina Accioly)


UMA NOITE COM ELA

A Night with Her

Brazil, 35mm, 07 minutes, 2005
Director and producer


DANAE

Danae

Brazil, 35mm, 09 minutes, 2004
Director, screenwriter and producer


AS INCRÍVEIS BOLINHAS DO DR. SORRISO SARCÁSTICO

Dr. Sarcastic Smile's Amazing Pills

Brazil, 16mm, 09 minutes, 2003
Director, screenwriter and producer


EMMA NA TEMPESTADE

Emma in the Storm

Brazil, 35mm, 15 minutes, 2002
Director, screenwriter, producer and editor