The Safe

Within four walls, Leo and Renata live the tension and mysteries on the brink of making an important decision.

  • Pedro Paulo de Andrade
    Director
    "What It Could Be", "Pome" and "Paper and Jeans"
  • Pedro Paulo de Andrade
    Writer
    "What It Could Be", "Pome" and "Paper and Jeans"
  • Paula Rossi
    Producer
  • Afonso Dallaqua
    Producer
  • Nataly Cabanas
    Key Cast
  • Bruno Autran
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cama, Mesa e Banho
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Pedro Paulo de Andrade

“The Safe” is paulistano director Pedro Paulo de Andrade’s fourth 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

We had the original score for “The Safe” entirely done and its sound design completely planned before we even had a final draft of our “guideline script”. This way, we were able to use our ears first, work on musical stimuli during rehearsals, previsualize the editing of a few scenes and "think the film" musically. The premise for each creative input was: “the film is alive and it is a wild animal, with its own cravings and desires”. Entire dialogues and scenes were created during rehearsals, giving life and credibility to the main characters, Léo and Renata, interpreted by Bruno Autran and Nataly Cabanas. The films‘ language, its frames and camera presence... all of these decisions and many others constantly received original input from the DP, the production designer, the actors and the sound designer at any given time during the shoot.

The producers of the film, despite the challenging low budget, bravely accepted each of the creative teams’ ideas and did everything they could to enable them to come to life. By the time we were finished, we saw ourselves facing one of our proudest works so far. A 100% independent film with underwater scenes, hellicopters and an original score that included a track recorded with 32 opera singers.

Without a doubt, this little “experiment” of ours, in addition to having resulted in a film piece we’re all very proud of, has also made it very clear both to me and to our creative team the advantages of truly collaborative work and it was one of the most pleasurable filmmaking experiences I’ve had so far.