IN A WHIRLWIND: Roda no Ar Hélder

Fourteen years ago, due to a stroke, Hélder Ferreira turned quadriplegic. Doctors gave him no more than a few days to live. Imprisoned inside his body, he only moves one eyelid; with the thumb of the left hand he does an almost imperceptible movement: thanks to this he can communicate. With help from a computer and software, he can connect with the world and do what he loves: listening to music and writing.

  • Henrique Manuel Pereira
    Director
  • Henrique Manuel Pereira
    Writer
  • Joana Baptista
    Writer
  • Henrique Manuel Pereira
    Producer
  • Bernardo Carvalho
    Producer
  • Natacha Oliveira
    Image
  • Miguel Vieira
    Image
  • Joana Baptista
    Editor
  • Mariana Costa
    Boom Operator
  • Mariana Costa
    Audio Post Production
  • Natacha Oliveira
    Grading
  • Joana Baptista
    Graphics
  • Nicole Tsangaris
    Graphics
  • Joana Baptista
    Archive Footage Treatment
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Roda no Ar Hélder
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Portugal
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    Portuguese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • YMOTION – Young Film Show and Competition // YMOTION - Concurso e Mostra de Cinema Jovem de Famalicão
    Famalicão
    Portugal
    December 23, 2017
  • Orfeão de Matosinhos
    Matosinhos
    Portugal
    February 10, 2018
  • 12 Months Film Festival

    Romania
    February 28, 2018
    2nd place (on Documentary category)
  • Universidade Católica Porto - Carvalho Guerra
    Foz do Douro, Porto
    Portugal
    March 21, 2018
  • MOITAMOSTRA18
    Castro Daire, Viseu
    Portugal
    August 1, 2018
  • Ocean Coast Film Festival
    Porto
    Portugal
    September 7, 2018
  • Inshort Film Festival 2019
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 27, 2018
  • International Open Film Festival (IOFF)
    New York
    United States
    February 28, 2019
    Special Mention Award (on "Disability Issues" category)
  • Periferias - Curtas com Conversa: Corpo, Sofrimento e Esperança
    Coimbra
    Portugal
    April 10, 2019
  • WaLa International Film Festival
    Ladenburg
    Germany
    July 19, 2019
Director Biography - Henrique Manuel Pereira

(Malanje, Angola 1967)

Doctor in Culture, he is a professor at UCP, School of Arts (Portugal).
Researcher at the Center for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures of School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (Portugal), at Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts and Group of Literary and Cultural Studies of the University of Aveiro (Portugal); he is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Chair of Poetry and Transcendence and academic journals.

Author of vast bibliography, highlighting the works on Guerra Junqueiro and Portuguese culture, produced, directed and presented several radio programs (RR, RFM and Antena 2). He is also a journalist, screenwriter, producer/director (throught New York Film Academy) of short and feature films.

Filmography:

Roda no Ar: Hélder. (30 min.) Produced in School of Arts, UCP. 2017.

Telmo Ferraz: Mibangas e Frutos. (90 min.) Produced in School of Arts, UCP. 2013

Eugénio Lisboa: Interminável referência. (15 min.) University of Aveiro – School of Arts, UCP. 2011.

Nome de Guerra, A Viagem de Junqueiro (90 min.) Produced in School of Arts, UCP. 2011.

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