Closing film (Out of competition). Tito and the birds

Brazil, 73 min., 2018

Director

André Catoto,
Gabriel Bitar,
Gustavo Steinberg

Producer

Gustavo Steinberg,
Daniel Greco,
Felipe Sabino,
Brenda Wooding

Scenario

Eduardo Benaim,
Gustavo Steinberg

Rights Holder

Indie Sales

Cast

Denise Fraga, Otávio Augusto, Mateus Nachtergaele, Mateus Solano, Pedro Henrique

Production

Bits Produções, Split Studio

Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito's search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity.

HONORS
2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France) – Competition Programme
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
André Catoto - 1

André Catoto

Born in 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, is a journalist and has worked with audiovisual productions ever since he graduated. Two of his short movies won awards at the Festival do Minuto, in 2015 he won the 19th Cultura Inglesa Festival. He founded animation studio DnA.tv.br in 2011, where he remains until today.

Gabriel Bitar - 1

Gabriel Bitar

Worked on animations for several TV shows and feature films in Brazil. Four times winner at the short film festival Festival do Minuto in Brazil. Gabriel is a partner at Veranito, an animation studio based in São Paulo, where TITO AND THE BIRDS was composed.

Gustavo Steinberg - 1

Gustavo Steinberg

Born in São Paulo in 1973. He has produced six feature films, directed two and written the screenplay for four movies since 1995. His previous films have won awards such as Best Documentary at the Tribeca IFF (as producer for PRISONER OF THE IRON BARS), Digital Award at the 60th Venice IFF, Young Jury Award at the 53rd Locarno IFF, among others.

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