Private Project

Vollúpya

In a post-apocalyptic future, an intergalactic explorer lands at an abandoned museum on a quest to find traces of his long-lost ancestors, and ends up being teleported to the dance floor of a Brazilian queer nightclub in the 1990s.

  • Éri Sarmet
    Director
  • Jocimar Dias Jr.
    Director
  • Éri Sarmet
    Writer
  • Jocimar Dias Jr.
    Writer
  • Hadija Chalupe
    Producer
  • Éri Sarmet
    Producer
  • Lorre Motta
    Key Cast
    "D-V1S10N"
  • Zélia Duncan
    Key Cast
    "T"
  • Clari Ribeiro
    Editor
  • Julia Marques
    Costume designer
  • Julia Marques
    Production designer
  • Wilssa Esser
    Director of Photography
  • Tabatta Martins
    Gaffer
  • Jucks
    Sound
  • Vitor Novaes
    Sound (interviews)
  • Gabriela Castrioto
    Make-up Artist
  • Diego Quindere de Carvalho
    Color Correction
  • Andreson Carvalho
    Sound Editing
  • Acácia Lima
    Sound mixing
  • Nico da Costa
    Credits
  • Sunny Maia
    Credits
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Éri Sarmet, Jocimar Dias Jr.

Éri Sarmet (he/them) is a Brazilian trans non-binary writer and director based in São Paulo. Sarmet has written and directed three short films: Latifúndio (2017), A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here (2021) and Vollúpya (2024, co-directed with Jocimar Dias Jr.). Officially selected in over 80 film festivals, "A Wild Patience" has won 23 awards, including the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2022. Highly commended for the 2022 Iris Prize, the short has been acquired by Criterion Channel and MUBI. Founder of Excesso Filmes, a production company focused on rising queer talents in Brazilian cinema, Sarmet wrote and produced the short "If I'm Here It Is By Mystery", directed by Clari Ribeiro, which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024.

Jocimar Dias Jr. (he/him) - Brazilian queer writer, director, researcher based in Rio de Janeiro. PhD in Cinema Studies at Universidade Federal Fluminense, Dias Jr. directed ESSAY ABOUT MY MOTHER (2014), a short experimental docu-musical film that screened in over 25 national and international film festivals, and won 6 awards. After his latest short film, VOLLÚPYA (2024, co-directed with Éri Sarmet), he's currently developing another short documentary, ÁGAPE FIESTAS, about his own queer memories from childhood; and his first feature film, THE PORTRAIT OF W. M., a documentary based on his PhD dissertation about the life and films of Watson Macedo, a forgotten Brazilian director of the 1950s who was a closeted homosexual.

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