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Operation Guaraná

A group of TV reporters gather a team of experts in the town of Moquebatu da Moca, where the residents believe in the myth of "Tupã-Guaraná", a being that is supposedly behind the missing people in the area. The story progresses with more and more ridiculous scenarios as the team conducts investigations and interviews with the locals.

  • Giuseppe Gracio
    Director
  • Giuseppe Gracio
    Writer
  • Giuseppe Gracio
    Producer
  • Louise Di Fátima
    Producer
  • Ernesto Fernandes
    Producer
  • Ernesto Fernandes
    Cinematographer
  • Mayra Lopes
    Key Cast
    "Entrevistadora"
  • Marina di Gusmão
    Key Cast
    "Mayara"
  • Rafa Aviz
    Key Cast
    "Chandelly"
  • Caio Bentes
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Jamel"
  • Emmanuel Penna
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Stewart"
  • Victor L. M. Oliveira
    Key Cast
    "Narrador"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Operação Guaraná
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidade Federal do Pará - UFPa
  • Student World Impact Film Festival 2023
    New Jersey
    United States
    June 25, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Semi-Finalist Award | Best Short Film
Director Biography - Giuseppe Gracio

Giuseppe Gracio, born in Belém do Pará, graduated in Cinema and Audiovisual at the Universidade Federal do Pará and in Filmmaker at Uninassau, worked as director, screenwriter and producer of the short film "Operação Guaraná", which is his final paper. He has experience in directing, producing and scripting small films during his academic career, as well as being a member of the jury of the 5th Edition of Toró - Festival Audiovisual Universitário de Belém, in 2019, and having an article published in co-authorship entitled "Sala Odeon: Contribuções para a História do Cinema na Amazônia".

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