Paper and Jeans

29 year-old Victor dives into his high school years in order to write a letter with an important message to his teenage self.

  • Pedro Paulo de Andrade
    "What It Could Be", "Pome" and "The Safe"
  • Pedro Paulo de Andrade
    "What It Could Be", "Pome" and "The Safe"
  • Paula Pripas
  • Caio Paduan
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sobre Papéis
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    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
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    RED Epic
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  • Festival MixBrasil de Cultura da Diversidade
    São Paulo
    November 16, 2014
    World Premiere
    Best Original Screenplay
Director Biography - Pedro Paulo de Andrade

“Paper and Jeans” is paulistano director Pedro Paulo de Andrade’s third short film. Pedro Paulo abandoned his career in advertising as soon as he graduated for an adventure in the world of filmmaking. Andrade began as production assistant in Fernando Meirele’s O2 Films and years later became a young director of music videoclips, advertising films and fiction. Since then, his work has been selected and awarded by several Brazilian and International film festivals. His work is greatly influenced by sound design and music.

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Director Statement

Whenever we talk about bullying, the discussion about this wicked behavior seems to be focused on the school environment. However, we know for a fact that this issue goes beyond school gates. Parents that impose their prejudices, in every fashion possible, in front of their kids without a second thought are, in fact, reinforcing the harsh words LGBTs have to deal with inside the classroom. There are way too many teachers and educators that either don't know how to deal with this type of behavior or show no interest in addressing the problem of sexuality bullying (let's call it that) without even half of the gravity invested in racial prejudice, for instance. We are forced to live daily with several hostile expressions in different situations, such as soccer games (where the word "faggot" easily becomes the ultimate insult) or even on TV, where these expressions are often disguised as comedy or triviality. Turn to religion? No, God hates you too. In one sentence, young LGBTs find hostility everywhere. "Paper and Jeans" introduces us to Victor, a young adult faced with his teenage memories, a phase where all of these "attacks" begin to take form.