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My First Apocalypse

A reporting team accompanies a group of teenagers who are developing an artistic project with a theater company. The end of the world is the central theme. Research and reflections are being documented. But between theory and practice, extraordinary events emerge that project viewers and the entire team into alternative apocalyptic realities.
Somewhere between the mockumentary, a music video clip and a disaster film, “My First Apocalypse” evokes, at times with humor, fears and fantasies as disturbing as they are familiar.
It was developed with support of Projeto Sete Anos Sete Escolas by Cláudia Dias.

  • LoTA Gandra
    The Right to Breath, Two Sisters
  • Igor Gandra
  • Carla Veloso
  • Rita Trigo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    O Meu Primeiro Apocalipse
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Mockumentary, horror, comedy
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Lisbon Film School
  • FEST - New Directors/New Films Festival
    Official Selection - Echoes
  • Batalha Centro de Cinema
    May 25, 2023
  • Espaço ABerto do Teatro de Ferro
    January 26, 2023
Director Biography - LoTA Gandra

LoTA Gandra is a young director from Porto, born in 1998. She has directed numerous fiction short films such as “The Mother” (2017), “Right to Breath” (2020) and, more recently, “Two Sisters” (2021). She has also directed documentary short films such as “Olo: Um Solo Sobre um Solo” (2020) and “Dura Dita Dura” (2020). Her last work is a hybrid of both fiction and documentary, the short film "My First Apocalypse" is a project developed with a group of teenagers from a school in Porto.
In 2021 she finished her cinema bachelor, specialized in directing, in the National Theatre and Film School.

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Director Statement

The film is focused in the young people that participated in various tasks. This project offered an opportunity for discussion and allowed these students to participate in the creation of this small piece of art. It is with great joy that I receive their happy praises when seeing the final result. I can only hope that this experience has amplified their view of the world and of the seventh art.