If Spike Jonze’s vision of the future in Her was too sunny for you, try on Denis Cisma’s decidedly bleaker take in this short film inspired by Criolo’s latest album, “Duas de Cinco.”
Set in the south side of S√£o Paulo, where Criolo grew up, the short involves 3D printed weapons, futuristic drugs and the inescapable dangers of poverty. The film seems to agree with the old adage: the more things change, the more things stay the same.
From the release:
From the start, the director imagined a record of the Brazilian‚Äôs ‚Äúfavelas‚ÄĚ in the future, 30 years down the road, in 2044. This idea was too ambitious to materialize without large sums and Criolo is an independent artist, but became possible with the support of the Graja√ļ community and the production team.
Nearly the entire cast is made up of friends of the singer and people who live in the neighborhood, most of whom had never acted before. The main cast includes Daniel Dantas, Morgana Naughty and L√©o Lo√°, young students chosen with help from the drama teacher of CEU Ja√ßan√£ public school, named Tiago Ortaet.
Produced through Paranoid, Clan did an admirable job handling all post-production.