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Young Director Award
'Born to Create Drama'
18 May 2023 77s
These violin delights.
by Andrew MacGregor

A music teacher once told João Rito and Diogo Abrantes: “If being out of tune killed, you would be intergalactic serial killers." Now known as the Martians, the Portuguese duo pay tribute to their late mentor with this Young Director Award film.

First, Rito and Abrantes lull viewers into a false sense of serenity with a performance of Edvard Grieg's 'Morning Mood'. Just as the school-aged cast get into their stride, the Nordic peace is shattered by a rogue violin and its mischievous owner.

Inspired by horror movies like 'Nosferatu' she revels in the dark side of classical music. Her teacher's unsure at first, but soon realises how beautiful violin stabs can be—with the right encouragement, she'll chill many a spine with her talent.

Product Category: Trade Bodies

Territory: Portugal



Director: The Martians
EP: Manuel Santiago / João Rito
DOP: Tomás Brice
director agent
The Visionaries

  Young Director Award - 'Born to Create Drama'


Young Director Award
'Born to Create Drama'
18 May 2023 77s

These violin delights.

A music teacher once told João Rito and Diogo Abrantes: “If being out of tune killed, you would be intergalactic serial killers." Now known as the Martians, the Portuguese duo pay tribute to their late mentor with this Young Director Award film.

First, Rito and Abrantes lull viewers into a false sense of serenity with a performance of Edvard Grieg's 'Morning Mood'. Just as the school-aged cast get into their stride, the Nordic peace is shattered by a rogue violin and its mischievous owner.

Inspired by horror movies like 'Nosferatu' she revels in the dark side of classical music. Her teacher's unsure at first, but soon realises how beautiful violin stabs can be—with the right encouragement, she'll chill many a spine with her talent.

Product Category: Trade Bodies

Territory: Portugal



Director: The Martians
EP: Manuel Santiago / João Rito
DOP: Tomás Brice
director agent
The Visionaries

Young Director Award 18 May 2023
'Born to Create Drama' 77s

These violin delights.

by Andrew MacGregor

A music teacher once told João Rito and Diogo Abrantes: “If being out of tune killed, you would be intergalactic serial killers." Now known as the Martians, the Portuguese duo pay tribute to their late mentor with this Young Director Award film.

First, Rito and Abrantes lull viewers into a false sense of serenity with a performance of Edvard Grieg's 'Morning Mood'. Just as the school-aged cast get into their stride, the Nordic peace is shattered by a rogue violin and its mischievous owner.

Inspired by horror movies like 'Nosferatu' she revels in the dark side of classical music. Her teacher's unsure at first, but soon realises how beautiful violin stabs can be—with the right encouragement, she'll chill many a spine with her talent.

Product Category: Trade Bodies

Territory: Portugal



Director: The Martians
EP: Manuel Santiago / João Rito
DOP: Tomás Brice
director agent
The Visionaries