THE BEASTS

In the middle of an Lisbon neighborhood three woman have to stick together. Mafalda is the mother of Leonor a young women that wants a world of equality. During their lunch Rita comes over to ask Mafalda´s help, she is running from her husband João.

  • Paulo André Ferreira
    Director
  • Paulo André Ferreira
    Writer
  • Mónica Mota
    Producer
  • Lúcia Moniz
    Key Cast
    "Mafalda"
  • Rita Tristão
    Key Cast
    "Rita"
  • Romeu Vala
    Key Cast
    "João"
  • Margarida Cardoso
    Key Cast
    "Leonor"
  • Daniela Cabeças
    Key Cast
    "Dani"
  • Miguel Manso
    Cinematography
  • Miguel Ângelo Moita
    Sound Department
  • Margarida Guigas Simões
    Set Decoration
  • Filipe Pinto Silva
    Grading
  • Emanuel Garcia
    Camera Operator
  • Magali Santana
    Make-Up
  • Martim Crawford
    Sound Mixer
  • Luís Rafael Coelho
    Assistant Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Paulo André Ferreira

Born in Madeira, in the city of Funchal in 1987. He has a degree in Video and Documentary Film from the Escola Superior de Tecnologias de Abrantes, IPT ( 2011 ). Since 2011 he has been working in television, advertising and cinema as an Assistant Director. for RTP, one of the projects selected for broadcast within the scope of the RTP Academy. Since then he has been making music videos for different bands.

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Director Statement

This movie is about all the women in children around the world that struggles everyday from physical and psychological violence.
It's also about the power that women can have to fight against those who do not respect them.