Alfred, the Corpse

This is Alfredo’s story, a man who, once dead, awakens to life inside his coffin. After running away from the funeral home, he decides to start a demand to meet the woman he loves. Until then, he will experience sinister misadventures, which shows that Death will not give up so easily...

  • João Estrada
    Director
  • Inês Martins
    Writer
  • João Estrada
    Writer
  • Tatiana Nené
    Production Supervisor
  • Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema
    Producer
  • Pedro Lacerda
    Key Cast
    “Alfredo”
  • Maria João Pinho
    Key Cast
    “Viúva”
  • Catarina Avilar
    Key Cast
    “Manuela”
  • Irene Cruz
    Key Cast
    “Isabel”
  • Mia Tomé
    Key Cast
    “Florista”
  • Dinis Evangelista
    Key Cast
    “Homem 1”
  • Ana Isabel Vieira
    Key Cast
    “Menina 1”
  • Maria Estrada
    Key Cast
    “Menina 2”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Um Cadáver Chamado Alfredo
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - João Estrada

João Estrada was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1994. He works as a director and an editor, creating content for cinema, television and institutional work. Graduated from the Lisbon Film School in 2016, he directed the films “Alfred, the Corpse” (2013) and “BUNKER or Tales I Heard When the World Fell” (2020), among other works.

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Director Statement

Developed as an academic exercise during the first year of the cinema course and produced by the Lisbon Theater and Film School, "Alfred, the Corpse" is a 12 minute black comedy about the inescapability of death, a web of ironies about a man who, after waking up in his own coffin, is constantly chased by death while trying to find what ties him to his mortal life - the woman he loves.
“Alfred, the Corpse” premiered in June 2013 and was shown only at national festivals, namely Fantasporto 2014, Caminhos do Cinema Português 2014 and The INATEL Video Contest (honorable mention recipient), among others.