Ria de Aveiro - The Passion that Unites Us

It's the Ria de Aveiro that unites a whole region. The Ria shapes a whole territory. Shapes it with life and support. But it's the human hand and inventiveness that provides the Ria with sustainability and survival. Ria gives to Man and Man, generous, takes care of the Ria. With passion. The history of the region starts with the Ria (the River) and only then follows its course. Ria captivates singers, inspires writers, fascinates architects and makes landscapers think. Ria is the passion that unites everyone who works in it, who visits it, and whoever has the privilege to inhabit it.

  • David Mendes
  • Pedro Miguel Ribeiro
  • Lara Fernandes
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ria de Aveiro – A Paixão Que Nos Une
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    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
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Director Biography - David Mendes

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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