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Tampa Theatre The Mighty OVERTURE

Tampa Theatre – The Mighty Overture is about the History of Tampa Theatre and its original Wurlitzer Organ and this short film even before its world premiere on International Festivals or even to Public , the film is already making excelent reviews and have been acquired to more than 10 Organizations and Film Institutions to their Film Collection in USA and abroad such as as : The American Film Institute Collection , The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Film Archive, The UCLA Film Archives, Sundance Institute Archive,Cineteca de Bologna (Italy)and many others.

  • Marcos Craveiro
  • Marcos Craveiro
  • Marcos Craveiro
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    FULL HD 1920 x 1080 30 Frames
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • World Premiere at Tampa Theatre
    Tampa Bay
    United States
    October 15, 2017
Distribution Information
  • mc productions
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Marcos Craveiro

Marcos Augusto Craveiro was born in Campinas, SP, in 1955. Advertising and filmmaker. He graduated in advertising from PUC / Campinas in 1980.
He shot several films in super-8 in the 70s, including the documentaries' Close-Up: Regina Duarte; Portfolio (1978) and 'Marilia Pera - Bewitched "(1979).
He also have shot hundreds of TV Commercials!

He has been participating on three scripts courses and cinematography with the renowned director Robert Wise in their studios at Sunset Gower Studios (formerly Columbia Pictures Studios) in the US, respectively in 1980, 1983 and 1985.

In the 80 shot three short films in 35 mm, all in partnership with producer LC Barreto of Rio de Janeiro: 'John da Mata a Document' (1983), 'Gold Medal' (1984) and 'the Power of Love' (1986).

'John da Mata - A Document' (1983) is invited to attend the Oscar in 1985 and is among the top 10 by the Academy as best short films that year (only the first five most targeted is coming in for the Oscar list each year)

Just after that he’s been invited to be part of the collection of the Academy of Hollywood (the first and last film that is part of this collection is the documentary about the visit of Walt Disney in Brazil in 1945).

After the film was showed at Filmex Internationa Film Festival in Los Angeles,in 1983, it is also invited to join the AFI's Movie Collection in Washington, as the first Brazilian film to be part of the American Film Institute Collection which is in the National Library of Congress in Washington one of the most famous collections in the world.

Now Marcos has 5 of his shorts films at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Archives and at The American Film Institute Collection including his latest works such as
Henrique de Oliveira- Celludoid Memories(2012)
Carlos Miranda :Life Imitates arts (2016)
Tampa Theatre The Mighty Wurlitzer(2017)
Tampa Theatre The Time Goes on ( 2017)

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Director Statement

Even before its World Premiere this short doc was selected into many World Movie Archives and Film Organiations , such as UCLA FILM ARCHIVES, THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES ARCHIVE , THE AFI COLLECTION, CINETECA DE BOLOGNA ARCHIVE , NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION ARCHIVE and others. An Honor for me and my short film about Tampa Theatre and its Pipe Organ.