digital 4k | 5’ | 2.37:1 color | Brazil, 2018
Art unmutes the silenced, questions, accepts, erases borders, brings people together and also, makes us humans.
(un)MUTE was one of the last projects that I developed while I was living in Brazil.
This film is a consequence of my feelings during my last months in São Paulo seeing the political climate that I was leaving behind.
The entire project came to be thanks to my to friends Cinthia and Martina.
Cinthia and I became really good friends during the shooting of Spark!, which she’s also the main character, and she is also one of the best actresses that I have ever worked with, in fact, I wrote (un)MUTE with her in mind.
Martina is a new, but a very good friend who really helped me with production and was an essential part in the scene which she acted. In fact she is now studying with me at CalArts, so this is going to be a long-lasting partnership.
CAST Cinthia Duo & Martina Mattar
DIRECTING | WRITING | CINEMATOGRAPHY | EDITING Leonardo Pirondi
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Martina Mattar & Virginia Pirondi
COLOR GRADING | SOUND Leonardo Pirondi
- Austin Arthouse Film Festival - AFS Cinema - Austin, TX (October - 2018)
- Latin Fest - California Institute of The Arts - Los Angeles, CA (March - 2019)
- Brooklyn Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY (June - 2019)