The Nothing Factory
Memento Films International
José Smith Vargas, Carla Galvão, Njamy Sebastião, Joaquim Bichana Martins, Daniele Incalcaterra, Rui Ruivo
One night, a group of workers realizes that their administration has organized the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff. Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy their workplace. So when the administration vanishes to their great surprise, they’re left with a half-empty factory... As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.
Studied Cinema in Lisbon and Paris.
In 2009, with fie other fimmakers, he founded the company TERRATREME, which in recent years has been playing a central role in producing and promoting new Portuguese directors. Since 2008, his documentary and feature fims have received a number of awards and nominations at numerous IFFs in Portugal and abroad.