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The Little Dominos Jingle Bells

“The Little Dominos Jingle Bells” was made to celebrate the centennial of the work “Children’s Carnival” of one of Latin America’s most celebrated composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos. His musical play consisted in explore the folklore behind this brazilian festivity and capture
the essence of carnival´s most common costume archetypes. The short explores the figure of the little dominos, one of the many carnival costume archetypes that Villa-Lobos represented in his musical play. In this short film, the little dominos dance together and compete over who gets in possession of the Jingle Bells, while doing an outstanding music performance.

  • Ana Luiza Primo
    A Corda, Acorda
  • Luana Matos
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Os Guizos Do Dominozinho
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    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    313 USD
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    Digital 2D animation
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Director Biography - Ana Luiza Primo, Luana Matos

Ana Luiza Primo:
Animator and Graphic Designer with an additional domain in animation. Graduated at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Director, animator and concept artist of “Cats are Alienz” and “Witch’s recipe” short films. Both produced at the year of 2017.
Director and animator of the short film “Hopping rope” ( “ A corda, acorda” ) selected to be screened at the 27th Anima Mundi edition in 2019 and at the 4th edition of Anima Latina in 2019
Director and animator of the short film “Os Guizos do Dominozinho”, part of a group of eight animations named Carnaval das Crianças ( Children’s Carnival ). This animation was made for the Villa Lobos museum in Rio de Janeiro and celebrated the 100th anniversary of Heitor Villa Lobo’s musical play Carnaval das crianças, which gave the name to the animations.
Currently working as a freelance animator and at the N.A.D.A. PUC-Rio Animation and Digital Arts Center.

Luana Matos:
Graphic Design student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, focused on animation and game art. Game artist of "Otto no Templo de Caráfi", "The Tragic Story of Don Coelhoni", "A House for Homeless Haunts" and "Unidos do Canarinho", as part of Rio Puc Games, an academic game development group. Creator, artist and animator for "Todos temos nossos monstros", a project that approaches mental illness in a ludic way, selected for 12th Design Week (12ª Semana do Design).

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