The Ties That Bind

Vivian Reeves is a shallow 17-year-old girl, who dreams of becoming famous. One day, she receives a text message from her boyfriend breaking up with her, which makes her totally lost for never having experienced a loss in her life. Vivian becomes depressed e loses interest in leaving her room. During this difficult time, she watches a motivational video on the internet, which encourages her to find the motivation to overcome her problems and follow her dreams. This resilience completely changes her life, and even the one she would have never imagined...

  • Ray Aguiar
    Director
  • Ray Aguiar
    Writer
  • Ray Aguiar
    Producer
  • Gabriela Magnani
    Key Cast
    "Vivian Reeves"
  • Ingrid Cruz
    Key Cast
    "Jessica"
  • Ray Aguiar
    Key Cast
    "Man from the video"
  • André Lazzari
    Director of Photography
  • Luiz Fernando Silva
    Editor
  • Guilherme Baptista
    Editor
  • Felipe Miranda
    Logo Design
  • Marcelo Nunes
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Film Premiere "The Ties That Bind"
    Florianópolis, SC
    Brazil
    January 21, 2019
  • Oscarito Film Festival 2019
    Sao Paulo, SP
    Brazil
    December 18, 2019
    Sao Paulo Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER SESSIONS JUNE 2021 (Lift-Off Global Network)

    June 21, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ray Aguiar

Ray Aguiar is a professional actor since he was 4 years old, having performed in over 60 productions, including theater plays, films and television shows. In 2018, he made his debut as writer, producer and director with his first short film, “The Ties That Bind”, where he also plays a part as the "Man from the video".

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Director Statement

My first short film, "The Ties That Bind", is a dream that came true. I have been in love with movies since I was a child, and having made one myself, specially one that I was able to express much of my own life experience, is something really rewarding.