The Project “One Year in Vortex” proposes a series of 10 half-hour episodes that tell the story of the bar-studio-record shop called “Vortex” (1987-1988) and of the hundreds of rock musicians and fans that used to hang out there while still very young. These people may not be young anymore, but they keep many memories, which will be recorded in a series of interviews produced in a sound studio in Porto Alegre. Whenever possible, the members of a band that performed at Vortex will be gathered and, after watching their performances from 30 years ago (the concerts were recorded in VHS and screened at the bar), they may share stories and perform their best hits once again. Thus, besides inevitable nostalgia, we may rekindle traits of the amazing creativity of the 1980’s – which are still very much alive.
Despite the studio’s and its equipment’s simplicity, Vortex gave rise to a huge collection of pictures, videos and, mainly, of music, which was to be used for the release of Vortex Records, which in its turn came about in 1985 to release the first record by Os Replicantes. The record ended up embracing the intense rock production in Porto Alegre. There were more than 20 releases in cassette and 8 in VHS which were distributed on the store’s counter and via mail to anyone in Brazil. All of these sound and video originals were preserved, including cover artworks, thus forming rare and unreleased archive material that is precious to the editing of the short videos and the documentary.
Centro Liberdade, a community center in a humble neighborhood in Porto Alegre, is about to close. If it closes, the local residents would be forced to go to a center far from where they live to be able to enjoy essential services as daycare for children. Gabrielle, a humble young woman graduated in social services, […]
After the premature death of her father, an environmental photographer, Alice needs to get close to her mother to carry out the project conceived by her father: to study cases of mutualism between species, where cooperation is above competition. In each episode, they look for examples of good coexistence, which demonstrate a more altruistic way […]
Fight Like a Girl is an eight-episode comedy/fantasy that speaks about places of speech and its meanings and consequences – for good and bad. The story is situated in nowadays Rio de Janeiro. The film’s background is the story of Henrique Klaus, a failure of a writer who uses a woman’s name to enter a […]
“The Willis” is a TV series that blends suspense and erotism. It was based on a tale that surfaced thanks to German writer Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) in his book “Florentine Nights”. This tale also served as inspiration for the noted romantic ballet “Giselle”, which premiered in Paris in 1840. The original XIX story says that […]