Where the sky sets the clock

After his mother's passing, Tomas' life turned black and white. Days change when he meets Gabriel, a photographer with a red jacket who helps him see other colors.

  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Director
  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Writer
  • Beatriz Piffer
    Producer
  • Marco Aurélio Gal
    Producer
  • Henrique de Paula
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Jordão
    Key Cast
  • Suia Legaspe
    Key Cast
  • Rafael Barbosa
    Cinematography
  • Raíssa Fernandes
    Art Direction
  • Felipe Scripnic
    Sound
  • Rafaella Kauffman
    Sound
  • Mariane Galacini
    Editing
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Onde o céu acerta seus ponteiros
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Musical, Gay, LGBTQ, Queer
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Brazil
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 8th FilmWorks Film Festival (special screening)
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    June 3, 2017
    Best Direction
  • 12th Festival de Cinema Latinoamericano (special screening)
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    July 26, 2017
  • 13th Festival de Cinema Latinoamericano
    São Paulo
    Brazil
    July 20, 2018
  • 2nd Taos Pride Film Festival
    Taos
    United States
    August 9, 2018
    North American Premiere
  • 1st Funfarra Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    August 17, 2018
    Rio de Janeiro's premiere
  • 4th Roselle Park Short Film Festival
    New jersey
    United States
    September 29, 2018
    New jersey's premiere
    Best in Celebration of Latin America
  • 2nd Semana de Produção Cultural
    Rio de Janeiro
    Brazil
    September 27, 2018
  • 4th DiversimaCINE
    Coruña
    Spain
    September 16, 2019
    Spain
  • 21th ReelOut Queer Film Festival
    Kingston
    Canada
    February 3, 2020
    Canada
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, short and feature films, working with artists like Nathalia Dill, Giovanna Lancellotti and Pabllo Vittar.

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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