Flying High, Longlist - Music Video, Personal


Diego Dalcin Martins

Lady Bird

At the beginning of the year I developed a photographic series in which architecture was the theme; the architecture of the human body related to the architecture of Copan, famous Niemeyer building in downtown São Paulo, where I live. After the photographic series was born, I still felt the need to go deeper, many sensations needed another space and the way I could give vent was to make a film, move this character. A lot of people are expressing themselves about anguish and loneliness now, but we have been "isolated" in a way for a long time. This character's curve and his latent issues fit in this pandemic context, but in fact this “moment” only touched on all these feelings that we didn't want to look at, but have always been here. It is a film about reconnecting with your desires, the character stops being a spectator to become an active agent of his narrative. After confronted with his condition, he starts to break these links and this changes his perceptions leading to the beginning of a journey of metamorphosis. *This film was made in the quarantine of 2020 with a team of 3 people in the director's apartment.

Diego studied cinema at PUC-RS in Porto Alegre and has been directing since 2006. He was the first assistant director in film and television projects in more than 20 films and series with directors : Cao Hamburger, Fernando Coimbra, Bruno Barreto . As assistant director and director of 2 Unit he participated in the series Toda Forma de Amor (Canal Brasil) and Terrores Urbanos (Record / Warner) and in the feature films Incompatible and Running Behind, both scheduled for release in 2021. Algo_1 is his first authorial project, a partnership with music producer L_cio starring Jesuíta Barbosa, a big name in Brazilian cinema.