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Rocket

In the heart of the city, a toy attracts thousands of people and brings different generations together. The challenge of going up and down the rocket enchants a father and son who played in the same place and keep secrets never revealed. It takes courage.

  • Pedro Henrique Chaves
    Director
  • Pedro Henrique Chaves
    Writer
  • Henrique Chaves
    Producer
  • Marcelo Pelucio
    Key Cast
    "Marcos César "
  • Duda Luz
    Key Cast
    "Beatriz"
  • Rafael Machado
    Key Cast
    "Marcos César "
  • Pedro Buson
    Editor
  • Larissa Thiemi
    Line Producer
  • Carlos Apolo
    Original idea
  • Pedro Tavares
    Sound Design
  • Artur Pompeu e Enrico Timm
    Original Sound Track
  • Leandro Lima
    Director of Photography
  • Janaína Megda
    Production Design
  • Danilo Bola
    1 Assistant Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Foguete
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Brasilia - UnB
  • 2021 NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 14th Amarcort Film Festival
    Rimini
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Moscow International Children's Film Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    Official Selection
  • 2021 FACIUNI Festival Académico de Cine Universitario Internacional

    International Winner (Brazil)
  • 2021 - Phoenix Film Festival
    Phoenix
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 2021 - 24ª Tiradentes Film Festival
    Tiradentes
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Short Film Market Catalogue of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
    Clermont-Ferrand
    France
    Participation
  • 2021 BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival

    Brazil
    Best Director of Brazilian Medium-Length Film
  • 2021 - Circuito Penedo de Cinema 11º Mostra de Cinema Infantil
    Penedo
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2020 - 13ª MOSCA - Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira
    Cambuquira, Minas Gerais
    Brazil
    Best Children's Short Film by the Popular Jury
  • 2021 - 5ª CineBaru: Mostra Sagarana de Cinema

    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 8ª Festival de Cinema de Caruaru 2021
    Caruaru
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 14º Curta Taquary
    Taquary
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 13º MacacuCine
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    Honorable Metion for the Actress Duda Luz
  • 2021 - 2º É Tudo Criança - Festival de Cinema Infantil

    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021- 5º Festival de Cinema de Muriaé
    Muriaé
    Brazil
    Best young actress to Duda Luz
  • Curta-SE 20 - Festival Iberoamericano de Cinema de Sergipe
    Sergipe
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    Finalist
  • 2021 1º Festival de Cinema Velas do Piraquê-Açu

    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 1º Cine RO – Festival de Cinema de Rondônia.
    Rondônia
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Cineminha B
    Salvador
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 7º Cine Caramelo
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 1ª Festival de Cinema Sol Maior

    Brazil
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Kalakari Film Festival
    Kalakari
    India
    Official Selection
  • 2021 - 1º Curta Canedinho, Festival de Cinema Infantojuvenil de Senador Canedo
    Senador Canedo
    Brazil
    Best actor (adult) - Marcelo Pelucio; Best young actress - Duda Luz
  • 2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • 2020 Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    Semi-Finalist
  • 2021 Prague International Indie Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Best Student Male Director, Honorable Mention Best Actress Debut ( Duda Luz), Honorable Mention Best Screenwriter
  • 2020 Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • 2020 -18º FICI - International Children's Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    South America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 2020 New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF)
    New York
    United States
    September 14, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Pedro Henrique Chaves

Pedro Henrique Chaves, from Brasilia, 20 years old, is a filmmaking student at the University of Brasília. He started his career in children's theater and after some work with feature films, short films, advertising campaigns, and voiceovers for TV series, he launched himself as a film director. In 2017, he lived and recorded in Canada his first short film, "Look Around", winner of the Honorable Mention in the category "First time as Director" at the Los Angeles Film Awards. In 2019, he was chosen to represent Brazil at the Thailand Short Film Competition and produced the first documentary "It's up to you". In the same year, he directed the short film "Reconcavo", selected for the 15th Festival Aruanda do Audiovisual Brasileiro and also at the festivals: 19th NOIA Festival Audiovisual Universitário; 15th Festival Comunicurtas. Pedro was at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 and interned for NALIP ( National Association of Latino Independent Producers), he worked as the 3rd assistant director in the feature film “O Pastor e o Guerrilheiro" directed by José Eduardo Belmonte. And still, in 2020, he finished his most recent work, the short film "Rocket", which he wrote and directed at the age of 17. The short premiered at the New York Latino Film Festival -NYLFF and was selected for festivals such as the 24th Tiradentes Film Festival and the 18th International Children's Film Festival -FICI. “Rocket” was awarded as Best Children's Short by the Popular Jury at the 13th MOSCA: Audiovisual Exhibition of Cambuquira and Pedro won the award for Best Student Director at the Prague International Indie Film Festival with the film. Rocket was also shown on Rede Globo Brasília's program in the special program 'Curta Brasília'.

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