Private Project

O Outro Rapaz (The Other Boy)

A depressed boy who just moved to a new town goes to meet his new neighbor alongside his mother...

  • Francisco Felício
    Monocroma, Pink Ego Box, Os Sinos Tocaram onde Foram Ouvidos (The Bells Chimed From Whence They Where Heard)
  • Neoberto Barros
  • Francisco Felício
    Monocroma, Pink Ego Box, Os Sinos Tocaram onde Foram Ouvidos (The Bells Chimed From Whence They Where Heard)
  • Neobert Barros
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Francisco Felício

Born in 24th of April 1998 in Cartaxo, Portugal. During his final year in the course of Visual Arts of High school, Felício started working alongside some classmates in experimental 4 to 5 minutes short movies. They usually take place in just one space and are followed by an off screen narrative or line of thought.
This is the case of "Monocroma" and "O Outro Rapaz" (The Other Boy)

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Director Statement

This was my first short where I wasn't in complete control of the story. One of my High-school Visual Arts course classmates, Neoberto Barros, came to me and proposed doing an adaptation of João Anzanello Carrascoza's "E Vem o Sol". Once I read it, I knew this would be an interesting work. The story its quite clear and simplistic so I decided to keep the short that way. Most of the off screen narration is from the actual story, but actions on screen are detached from the narrative. Being this a story starring a child, this short starring an young adult would always be an interpretation of childhood. The actions are "emptiful" and cold, much to the likeness of the depressive views the young character in the story holds. His identity is not necessary, he's more of an situation rather than an individual. Ethnicity is present along the narrative, although hardly ever referred up until the latter minute. By the very end, the phrase "For your consideration" appears on screen. Rather than a typical festival judging "add on", this carries out as a literal "for your consideration" moment. Basically once the screen goes black (for a final time) the casual viewer would return to the world and discard if not forget what he had seen in the film. The "For your consideration" its a final attempt to catch the viewer's attention and awareness to the message of the short-film.