Moscatel de Setúbal

The story of the Moscatel de Setúbal is presented in a single continuous shot by a character that serves as a narrative thread throughout the journey. He suffers a physical transformation along the film (through makeup and wardrobe), transporting us to different eras. The background also transforms itself as the time passes, revisiting some of the most memorable moments in the history of the Moscatel de Setúbal.
The character is introduced in the early days of the Moscatel, representing a Phoenician trader who arrives in Portugal bringing along the grape variety that will originate the Moscatel de Setúbal. With him, we will travel through time and across the globe, from the parties with Louis XIV at Versailles until the present, when the Moscatel was awarded as The Best Moscatel in the World.
Starting with a quote by Léon Dularge, who considered the Moscatel de Setúbal as “the sun in a bottle”, the element of the sun was made ever present throughout the film. The incidence of the light in some of the moments in the video is meant to emphasize the importance of the sun in the overall quality of this fine wine.
This movie received two awards at the Finisterra Film Art Festival, winning the top prize in "Creativity & Innovation" and runner- up honors in the category "Places in History".

The creation of this video will allow for a larger visibility of the Moscatel de Setúbal, enhancing its quality and exclusivity, directly related to the Setúbal Peninsula, the region where it is produced. Throughout this movie, viewers will be able to deepen their knowledge and increase the credibility and their respect for the product.

  • David Mendes
    Director
  • Pedro de Castro
    Director
  • Pedro de Castro
    Producer
  • Pedro Miguel Ribeiro
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Moscatel de Setúbal
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 29 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Finisterra Film Art Festival

    Portugal
    1º Prémio "Criatividade e Inovação"
  • Finisterra Film Art Festival

    2º Prémio "Lugares na História"
  • FIACULT

    Brazil
    1º Prémio "TOP Criatividade"
  • FIACULT

    Brazil
    1º Prémio "Gastrononia"
Director Biography - David Mendes, Pedro de Castro

With a degree in Tecnologia da Comunicação Audiovisual (Technology of Audiovisual Communication) by the Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Oporto Polytechnic Institute), David Mendes is a director and sole manager of Ideias Com Pernas with a vast experience in the creation of promotional films and commercials, as well as directing television content. He has advanced skills as a camera operator and colourist. In the last three years, has won more than 30 International Awards with tourism films.
His body of work includes creating and directing every episode of the television show “Minutos Mágicos”, broadcast by SIC Television, directing “Gala da Magia Coca-Cola”, the television spots “Corta com a Violência” and “Fora do Baralho” as well as several promotional and institutional flms for brands such as Mercedes, KPMG, L'Óreal, Optimus, Salsa, Majestic, Moscatel de Setúbal, Nogueira's Fire Food. He has also directed major live events such as fashion shows and music concerts.

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