Private Project

The Stone

A young girl, traveling in the south of Angola, meets a retired doctor who deals with the memories of war and its perpetual waste.
An adaptation of the short tale "The Dragonfly", by Ondjaki.

  • Ana Lúcia Carvalho
  • Ana Lúcia Carvalho
  • Ângelo Torres
    Key Cast
  • Joana Botelho
    Key Cast
  • André Mendes
    Director of Photography
  • Bernardo Gramaxo
    Art Direction
  • Carlos Salgueiro
    Sound Directing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Pedra
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Avanca Film Festival
    July 29, 2016
  • Caminhos Film Festival
    November 23, 2016
  • Allucinema Fest
    November 17, 2016
  • Amazon Underground Film Festival
    Amazonas State
    March 10, 2017
  • São Tomé Filmfest
    São Tomé
    Sao Tome and Principe
    February 15, 2017
  • Blackbird Film Festival
    Cortland, NY
    United States
    April 3, 2017
  • Olhares do Mediterrâneo - Cinema no Feminino
    September 28, 2017
  • Cinecipó
    Belo Horizonte
  • Farcume - Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens de Faro
Director Biography - Ana Lúcia Carvalho

Born in Luanda (Angola) on 13 October 1987, Ana Lúcia Carvalho moved to Lisbon in 2005, and started the Architecture course at the Arts School of Porto (ESAP). After a year her interest in Literature and Cinema spoke louder and in the 2007/2008 started attending Film, Video and Multimedia Communication at the Lusófona University, a degree concluded in 2011.
In her senior year, she was one of the co-authors of the short film “Quando os Monstros se vão embora” (2010) - -, a project funded by ICA, directed by Bernardo Gramaxo and supervised by Professor Jorge Paixão da Costa. This short film was selected to national and international festivals, and won several awards, notably the 2nd place of the ZON Prize in Creativity and Multimedia (short film category), and the Sony HD Schools APM award.
In 2010, she started working as a freelancer scriptwriter and worked in several television fiction projects such as: A Família Mata (sitcom, 2010-11), Maternidade 2 (series, RTP 2011), Dancin 'Days (telenovela, SIC 2011/12), Sinais de Vida (telenovela, RTP 2013), Sol de Inverno (telenovela, SIC 2014), Os Nossos Dias 2 (telenovela, RTP 2015), Poderosas (telenovela, SIC 2016) and O Sábio (telenovela, RTP 2016). She was also author of more than twenty episodes of the long-running series Bem-Vindos a Beirais (RTP 2013-16).
In 2016, Ana concluded a master’s degree in Communication Studies, majoring in Communication, Film and Television, at the Portuguese Catholic University. As a final master project, she produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for a short film – “The Stone” - an adaptation of “The Dragonfly”, a short story by the Angolan writer Ondjaki.

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