Private Project

Oxymoron Life...

The wanderer Rascal embarks on a psychotic and contradictory journey to break out of the ego bubble in which his self-loathing and isolation have inserted him in. After his metamorphosis, his soulmate, Paloma, makes him realize that life is as complicated as it is simple - and that all that's left to do is to live.

  • Fernando Sá Machado
  • Fernando Sá Machado
  • Fernando Sá Machado
  • Fernando Sá Machado
    Key Cast
  • José Miguel Braga
    Key Cast
  • Maria Gil
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Oxímora Vida...
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2023
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Escola das Artes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Distribution Information
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes (Jaime Neves -
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Fernando Sá Machado

José Fernando Pinheiro Lopes de Sá Machado was born on October 7th 2004 in the city of Braga, and is currently based in Vila de Prado. He studied Visual Arts at Alberto de Sampaio High School, and it was in the 12th grade that he started his independent artistic practices in photography, cinema, music, writing and plastic arts. In 2022 he enrolled in the School of Arts of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Porto, where he completed the 1st year of the Degree in Cinema, under a merit
scholarship. His artistic approach is oxymoronic by nature, focusing on expressing the broad contradiction of the human condition.

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