Novela Vaga

Having falling in love with a mysterious Hungarian girl in Rio de Janeiro, Patricia crosses the ocean and goes on a wild quest in the streets of Budapest, having the help of a Brazilian boy who has a crush on her.

  • Sousa Haz
  • Guilherme Somensato
  • Márcio-André Sousa Haz
  • Gabriel Motta
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Novela Vaga
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, gay
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    English, Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Sousa Haz

Márcio-André de Sousa Haz is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, performer, and visual artist born in Rio de Janeiro and currently living in Barcelona.

He began his career as a film director attending classes held by Roman Coppola, Asghar Farhadi, Stephan Elliott, and Christopher Hampton. Since then, he has worked on short movies, documentaries, advertising, and music videos for bands such as They Might Be Giants and Besh o Drom.

He is the winner of the Medina Media 4K Award for the Best Director (Festival de Málaga) for the short film "Cozy for Two at Kuleshov St." and was awarded first prize at FEST - Pitching Forum (2018, Portugal) in the feature-length category. His short "The First Time I Saw Francis Taylor He Was in Slow Motion" won twelve awards in international festivals, including best director and best movie at 48HFP, and Best Experimental Short at Sardinia Film Festival.

As a writer and artist, Sousa Haz’s texts have been translated into more than twenty languages. His book "Poemas apócrifos de Paul Valéry" was nominated for the prestigious Portuguese language prizes Jabuti and Oceanos, and recently became the subject of a Ph.D. thesis. He was the holder of the grant Fundação Biblioteca Nacional in 2009 for the essay "Poética das Casas." In 2017, his "Ensaios radioativos" (2008) was adapted into a play and staged at Teatro Miguel Falabella, in Rio de Janeiro. After reading poems in the ghost town of Pripyat, Chernobyl, in 2007, Sousa Haz became the first "radioactive poet" in the world.

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