Private Project

Sundial

Sundial was produced during the pandemic year of 2020. Besides serving as a practical way for the music of portuguese rock band Capitão Fausto to reach its audience - when live public venues were impossible - the film ultimately took shape as a contemplation of time. Just like in recent daily life, the film faces the idea of a period of ponderation rather than action, of suspension rather than accomplishment. From sunset to sunrise are the hours of rest and reclusion, of dreams and darkness, of waiting and of the unknown. The band members become abstract elements, shapes in time.
Sound was recorded live on location.

  • Ricardo Oliveira
    Director
    Verónica, Loose Ends
  • Ricardo Oliveira
    Writer
  • Capitão Fausto
    Writer
  • Tomás Wallenstein
    Producer
  • Domingos Coimbra
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Francisco Ferreira
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Manuel Palha
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Salvador Seabra
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Tomás Wallenstein
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • André Costa
    Cinematography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sol Posto
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ricardo Oliveira

Ricardo Oliveira was born in 1983. He graduated from the Lisbon Film School in 2006 as a scriptwriter and producer. Since then he worked in several production companies, wrote for TV, and script doctored a few long features. He independently produced, wrote and directed two award winning short fictions, "Os Vigilantes" and "Verónica", and one award winning documentary, "Loose Ends". Over the years he has directed music videos for over twenty music artists.

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