Darn Good

In interviews with Dominguinhos, Trio Nordestino, Genaro, José Milton, and others, Darn Good follows Mestre João Silva on a journey through the backlands of the Northeast of Brazil to his hometown, Arcoverde. João delves into memories of his life, recalls the inspirations for his songs, and talks about his famous partnership with the King of Baião, Luiz Gonzaga. The documentary presents the marvelous life story of a roving half-illiterate boy who became one of the greatest composers in Brazil, and one of Luiz Gonzaga's main collaborators.

Screenings and Awards
20º Festival Cine PE- (Brazil- 2016) Best Film, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Photography
9º Festival de Cinema de Triunfo(Brazil- 2016) - Best Film and Best Music
21º It’s All True- international Documentary Film Festival (Brazil- 2016)
8º IN-EDIT Brasil (Brazil- 2016) – Honorable Mention
2ª Mostra Pajeú de Cinema (Brazil- 2016)
10º BrasilCine (Scandinavia -2016)

  • Deby Brennand
    Director
  • Deby Brennand
    Writer
  • João Cândido Zacharias
    Writer
  • Jordana Berg
    Writer
  • Henry Grazinoli
    Writer
  • Marianna Brennand Fortes
    Producer
    Francisco Brennand (2013); O coco, a roda, o pnêu e o farol (2007)
  • Carolina Benevides
    Producer
    Um dia na Vida (2010); As Canções (2011); Últimas Conversas (2014); Uma noite em 67 (2010); Moscou (2009)
  • João Silva
    Key Cast
  • Dominguinhos
    Key Cast
  • Trio Nordestino
    Key Cast
  • Elba Ramalho
    Key Cast
  • Genaro
    Key Cast
  • Jordana Berg
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Danado de Bom
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Music, Biography, Road-trip
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Rio de Janeiro, RJ
    Brazil
Director Biography - Deby Brennand

Filmmaker, lives and works in Brazil, 37 years old. Author, producer and director of 5 short films (documentary, fiction, experimental). Was nominated for the International EMMY Awards 2011 for online documentary project The voices of Araguaia, that she directed for TV Globo. Darn Good is a first feature-length film in her career.

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