How to hold a cloud to the ground

What happens after THE END? A "Once upon a time..." told backwards. The fable of Isabela, a phantasmagoric journey of a girl searching for her true self.

  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Director
  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Writer
  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Producer
  • Silvânia Espíndola
    Executive Producer
  • Cláudia Boseli
    Key Cast
    "Isabela"
  • Suia Legaspe
    Key Cast
    "Sombra/Shadow"
  • Henrique de Paula
    Key Cast
    "Sonho/Dream"
  • Guto Maia
    Key Cast
    "Alegria/Joy"
  • Marina Honda
    Key Cast
    "Caos/Chaos"
  • Paulo Ohana
    Key Cast
    "Narrador/Narrator"
  • Luiza Azevedo
    Production Director
  • Gabriel Manso
    Cinematography
  • Marina Eisenhauer
    Art Direction
  • Stephanie Bellotti
    Costume Design
  • Louise Helène
    Makeup
  • Beto França
    Makeup
  • Rafael Maiolino
    Original Score
  • Pierluigi Papaiz
    Sound Design
  • Mariane Galacini
    Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Como segurar uma nuvem no chão
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 14º Festival de Cinema Latino-Americano de São Paulo
    São Paulo, SP
    Brazil
    July 31, 2019
  • 9º FilmWorks Film Festival
    São Paulo, SP
    Brazil
    May 24, 2018
    Best Cinematography
  • 7° Festival de Cinema de Santo Ângelo
    Santo Ângelo, RS
    Brazil
    August 14, 2019
  • 10º HorrorHound Weekend
    Indianapolis
    United States
    September 7, 2019
Director Biography - Marco Aurélio Gal

Master in Cinema and Semiotics, Marco Aurélio Gal is an independent filmmaker with films screened from north to south of Brazil, who also worked on music videos, series, shorts and feature films.

Wrote, produced and directed "Where the sky sets the clock” (Onde o céu acerta seus ponteiros), a guerilla film made in partnership with Museu da Diversidade Sexual. The musical gay romance is set to screen at the 21th ReelOut Queer Film Festival 2020 and was featured in dozens of festivals, film clubs and cruise ships in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Canada and United States, where it won the "Celebration of Latin America" Award. It was raved by Falk Steinborn from German channel Queerblick TV: "the pureness of the story and the unforeseen play with cliches makes the film an example of how LGBT films can create a smile in the viewers face and make them feel hugged".

His next film is "How to hold a cloud to the ground" (Como segurar uma nuvem no chão) a poetic, lyrical and sensorial tale about what happens after "THE END". It was screened at Children and Young Panorama at the 21th Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitário. The fantasy won “Best Art Direction” (2nd FantasNóia) and “Best Cinematography” (9th FilmWorks Film Festival).

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