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Life, The Movie

Valerie enters an empty movie theatre, and finds her seat alone. Moments later, a stranger (Sam) sits beside her. This seat, he claims, holds the possibility to stop time – a portal blending real life and film.

In an escalating confrontation, Sam and Valeri walk the line between life and cinema, accident and destiny. It’s Life, the Movie and you are fourth row center.

Where will this movie end, and Valerie’s life begin?

  • Rodrigo Nogueira
    Bicycles and watermelons
  • Rodrigo Nogueira
    Ugly Betty, Bicycles and watermelons, Women overboard 2
  • Sam Falconi
    Key Cast
    Sometimes Why
  • Valeri Mudek
    Key Cast
    Above All Things
  • Sam Falconi
    Night Of The Living Jews
  • Josefina Scaro
    My Milonga
  • Ben Becher
    My Milonga
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, romance
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rodrigo Nogueira

Rodrigo Nogueira is a Brazilian playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and director. He has written feature films distributed by Mira Vista (Disney’s Latin American division), Universal, and Sony Pictures. He wrote the book of the largest-ever theatrical production of a Brazilian musical, Rock in Rio: The Musical. In television, he was on the writing team responsible for the Brazilian version of the worldwide hit Ugly Betty.
In the last 10 years, Rodrigo has written fifteen dramatic plays, four musicals, three films, two telenovelas and one TV show. He has won the Shell Award and APTR (Theatrical Producers Association of Rio de Janeiro) as best playwright, two of the most prestigious theater awards in Brazil.
Rodrigo has directed five shows, three concerts and published two books. Last year, he wrote and directed the opening act for the “Rock in Rio” festival in Lisbon. This musical theater concert was performed daily for a crowd of 50,000 viewers, opening the main stage for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Queen + Adam Lambert, and Maroon 5. Recently, he has moved to New York where he has been working on several projects including Life: The Musical, The Movie of Your Life, and One Night in New York!.

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Director Statement

Please, take a quick look around you. I'll do the same. 
I’m writing these words in a cafe in New York City, 2017. But I could have written them at a restaurant by the beach in Rio, 2012. Or in a pink hostel, in Barcelona, 2004. Regardless of when or where this statement was written, you would be still reading it in the present, exactly where you are. And we would still be one, here and now.

Words can unite space and time. Movies can do that and more. They create a new reality where the story that is being projected is blended with the viewers’ lives. Creating that friction between reality and fiction is what interests me the most in a motion picture.

My early years were nomadic. A military man, my father moved every two years or so, which gave me an extraordinary opportunity to see new worlds. I spent my childhood in Bethesda, MD, where I learned English as a second language.  At the age of 20, I graduated as a journalist from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and I was hired by Brazil's largest news channel, Globo News. After 4 years of reporting on events such the War in Iraq and 9/11, I realized fiction was the only way to account for reality as I experienced it. 

In the last 10 years I've written feature films distributed by Mira Vista (Disney’s Latin American division), Universal, and Sony Pictures. I also wrote and directed several plays, musicals, telenovelas, a TV show for teenagers, I published 2 books and most recently I wrote and directed the first-ever Musical Theater Rock Concert.

Shifting from medium to medium is not just something I like. It’s s omething I need. And it doesn’t matter which medium I’m creating for like/need to combine all of them in one. Just like we are now.

Please, take a quick look around you. I'll do the same.