ACUERDO - Short Film
Synopsis: Thomas, Anne and Scarlett return to their childhood farm in order to complete the final stage of a deal, hoping that things will return to normal. However, circumstances lead them to question what has been done
Letter of intent:
Something that will always define me as a person is my connection with my brother and my sister. Through my life we have gone through innumerous situations together and have to rely on this bond to keep us coming back to each other.
Another aspect that has shaped me as a whole is where I spend my childhood: my farm, located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Somewhere, that has been a constant in my life, as a family inheritance. As I have moved to different states, different countries and currently reside in Argentina. My farm has kept its presence in impactful moments in my life and has constitute itself as more than just a place but a state of mind, a figured in my families pass and also present.
This short film captures that: having in first plane the significance a place can have in our lives and the symbolization surrounding the roots of a family’s history. And at its core the bond between three brothers/sisters: Thomas, Anne and Scarlett. As each individual impacts one another with their opinions and resentments, memories together and apart that have shaped who they are. Furthermore, how this blood bond is what enables them to complete the ultimate task, a connection that makes them stronger by being together.
Altogether, this short film touches on a subject close to myself, as well as something relatable to most people: family bond, and the destruction of innocent brought by the “inside” secrets reveled as we grow older.
The short will be filmed with 16mm, the characteristics present in this format will add to the nostalgic feeling of the story. Furthermore, the cinematography will be done mainly controlled natural light
Tarkovsky will be the main inspiration for the cinematography of this short. A dream state image, that is complemented by an elegant stillness.
Location: The location will have the aspect of somewhere that was habituated and well-kept for many years, and a few years before the story takes place it stopped being looked after. The grass began to grow, the small scrap on the wall is now a big crack. And the wallpaper began to grow mood.
Format: Short Film
Estimated running time: 10/12 minutes