One Card Shy of a Deck

Bored in a hotel room, Sherry Kemper finds a seemingly average deck of cards. Yet, it's not until she starts playing that surreal events begin to swallow reality until she comes face to face with a mysterious shadow figure from this parallel world.

  • Filipa Viegas
    Director
  • Filipa Viegas
    Writer
  • Filipa Viegas
    Producer
  • Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto
    Producer
  • Maria Inês Viegas
    Key Cast
    "Sherry Kemper"
  • Joana Catarina Viegas
    Key Cast
    "Blackjack (the shadow)"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Mystery, Magic realism, Portal Fantasy, Art film, Surrealist
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    400 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto
Director Biography - Filipa Viegas

Filipa Viegas is an audiovisual artist born in 2001 in Aveiro.

She holds a major in Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Porto.

Exploring the branches of the art world, her interests range from illustration, writing, design, music, and cinematography. With a constant evocation of the link between reality and dream, her projects seek inspiration from surrealism and the desire for self-expression.

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Director Statement

"Everything is fleeting, except what we create. Doesn’t matter if it is a painting, a melody, or a movie. As long as it is an expression of the mind, it will linger on for the rest of the time."