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April "Hiv Movie" - UK Short Film

April (Charlotte Roi), is a young girl who is excited about her engagement with Daniel (Lamin Tamba), their planned wedding quickly turns into heartbreak and deep depression after she finds out that she is HIV Positive. Her fears of losing Daniel as well as the social stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS sufferers made her extremely worried.

  • Emerson Pinheiro
    Director
  • Emerson Pinheiro
    Writer
  • Emerson Pinheiro
    Producer
  • Charlotte Roi
    Key Cast
    "April"
  • Lamin Tamba
    Key Cast
    "Daniel"
  • Julio Ramos
    Key Cast
    "John"
  • Emerson Pinheiro
    Key Cast
    "James Boss"
  • Patrick Fagan
    Composer
    Full Short
  • Andy Stuteley
    Music Contribution
    Trailer
  • Emerson Pinheiro
    Video and Audio Editor
    Video Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ozark Shorts
    Lamar
    United States
    January 15, 2016
  • Grand Indie Convertion
    Miami
    United States
    August 26, 2016
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions
    Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH
    United Kingdom
    August 19, 2022
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
    Pinewood Studios, England SL0 0NH
    United Kingdom
    July 22, 2022
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù - Nominee
    Palermo
    Italy
    September 1, 2023
  • COLIFFE - Film Festival - Semi-Finalist
    Roma
    Italy
    December 5, 2023
Director Biography - Emerson Pinheiro

Emerson Pinheiro multi talented artist and international independent filmmaker. He started drama school at the age of 10 in Brazil. On 2004 he moved to London England, and in early 2007 Emerson was involved in a game show called 'Strangers' produced by BBC Manchester. At the same year he start to do drama school in Central London. From 2008, Emerson decided to study cinema and he start to write his own projects. His 1st script was a paranormal film called "Spiritual Contact the Movie", a movie based on his own paranormal experiences that happened to him at age of 11. Emerson's words "13 months was the time that the script took to write. Remembering all those paranormal events that were part of my life was a fantastic experience. Details that only acquired depth after writing. Two entirely different worlds (physical and spiritual) that met had the overwhelming power of completely changing my life. Believe it or not, the Spiritual World is real." 2011 he founded Atalaia Films, also in the same year he start to work in the film industry in front and behind the camera.

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