J Street - home of idleness

Locked in a condo with no money but plenty of free time, a group of neighbors spend time making movies with their VHS. J Street is about a group gathered by bonds of friendship built during idle afternoons and an affinity : love of movies.

Spoken in portuguese
Subtitles in english and spanish

  • Gustavo Serrate
  • Gustavo Serrate
  • Rodrigo Huagha
  • Anikulapo
  • Filipe Gontijo
  • Guilherme Serrate
  • Guilherme Rosenthal
  • Fernando Mirana
  • Fábio Miranda
  • Dualid
  • Sophie Crafts
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Rua J - A morada do ócio
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Drama, Comedy, Mockumentary
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD, DSLR
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 47º Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro
    Brazil, Brasília - DF
    February 18, 2015
Director Biography - Gustavo Serrate

Born in Brasília, capital of Brazil, on July 12, 2013. Made his debut
as independent film director with "Homicida é!". A thriller about a man in pursuit of a serial killer through clues found by amateur radio conversations. His second film was the short-independent film "Bastar", with Tiago Belotti as the protagonist and Rodrigo Huagha producing. In this time Gustavo was being part of other projects in Brasília: "Projeto Nome", "Projeto Domingo", "Kinólatras" and others. In 2012 they (Gustavo Serrate and Rodrigo Huagha) directed "Infrator" a short film about a man who got out of jail and is trying to enjoy a day of freedom. "Infrator" is the second film about the urban dark nights in Brasília, their city.

* Projeto Mascarados - Roteiro longa metragem - direção e roteiro, 2015/2016
* Videoclipe oficial Banda Charbel - Direção e fotografia, 2015
* RUA J - direção e roteiro, 2015
* A Capital dos mortos 2 - produção, 2015
* Infrator- Direção e roteiro, 2013

* Bastar - Direção e roteiro, 2010
* Todos os dias - produção, 2006

* Joka Humberto e uma Permuta - roteiro e produção, 2005

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Director Statement

J Street is a personal movie about a street in witch I lived in for so many years. I feel really close of the people in this film, and I have a big affection for all of them. This was not mean to be a competitive movie, when I was making it at the beginning. But, when I started to watch all the material we have made, I started to wonder how universal was all of this, and how the J Street can be similar to any street of the world, and about how many people can have friends like mine and have the sensation to live in the same street. Thats why this is not a home movie, and became a documentary film, because we saw the world in it.

After J street, our next step is to make a feature film. A big one. The script is ready after months and months of ressearch, and now we are funding it to shoot, probably in 2017.

Everybody can see watch we are doing in our website