A Fábrica de nada
As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.
THE NOTHING FACTORY stems from there.
The closing of an elevator factory (one of many that close every month in the industrial outskirts of Lisbon) works as a microcosm and a parable for dramatically exploring the textures and consequences of the feeling of impotence that most people felt during that time.
Under the shadow of bankruptcy, the characters try to stay afloat and look for ways to re-shape their lives. Driven by a sense of urgency and some kind of life instinct that remains, as they witness the collapse of their jobs and the institutions they believed in, they are forced to embark, with reluctance and fear, in an unforeseen experience, a collective adventure.
In 2008 he co-directed with Frederico Lobo the documentary feature BAB SEBTA (Prize Marseille Esperance
award at FID MARSEILLE’08, Best Film at DOCLISBOA and FORUM DOC BH (Brazil). In 2009, with five other
filmmakers, he founded the company TERRATREME, which in recent years has been playing a central role in
producing and promoting new Portuguese directors.
THE END OF THE WORLD (2013) was his first medium-length fiction film and it was screened at the 63rd Berlinale, IndieLisboa, and Festival do Rio (It was nominated for the Portuguese Golden Globe Awards for Best Film and Best Photography at Caminhos Cinema Português‘14).
In 2014 he co-directed with Luisa Homem the documentary AS CIDADES E AS TROCAS, shown at FID Marseille, DocLisboa and The Art of the Real (NY).
Currently he works as a director, writer and producer.
THE NOTHING FACTORY is his first fiction feature.
2014 AS CIDADES E AS TROCAS, doc.
2013 THE END OF THE WORLD
2008 BAB SEBTA, doc.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Pedro Pinho
Written by: Pedro Pinho, João Matos, Luísa Homem, Leonor Noivo, Thiago Hespanha
Produced by: João Matos
Cinematography: Vasco Viana
Editing: Jose Edgar Feldman, Luísa Homem, Claudia Oliveira
Production Design: João Gusmão
Costume Design: Vera Midões
Original Score: José Smith, Pedro Rodrigues
Sound Design: Tiago Raposinho, Carlos Abreu
Cast: José Smith (Smith), Carla Galvão (Carla), Njamy Sebastião (Jaime), Daniele Incalcaterra (Daniele)
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2017