WRAP // 2015

It was a very successful first edition! We want to say thanks to all team, partners, participants and fellow friends that made PLOT 2015 possible.

It was a fantastic experience with wonderful, talented people. I learned a great deal and made new friendships which will hopefully integrate with my career as a writer and filmmaker. The feedback on my project was valuable and well thought out. The breakfasts and meals together were lovely and the space interesting. Thank you!”, David Rocchio (writer of Canadian Holiday / director of Stowe Story Labs)

“Thanks for your great organisation of the PLOT week. I thought you did a very good job. I’m sure there are things you’ll want to adjust with it but overall I felt it was a good experience for everyone involved.”, Andrew Hulme (writer / director of Snow in Paradise and editor of Lucky Number Slevin, Control & The American)

Participant filmmakers / projects:

André Marques – “The Drunk” (PT)
David Rocchio – “Canadian Holiday” (USA)
Helena Machado / Juliana Schmitz – “Sexton” (BR)
Ismael Caneppele – “Dry Cut” (BR)

James Rogan – “San Cristóbal” (UK)

Moema Umann – “My Fathers” (USA)

Paul Cotter – “Minutemen” (UK)

Here are a few pictures of the lab:

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INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Rodrigo Teixeira

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Founder of RT Features and Camisa 13 Cultural, entertainment production companies based in São Paulo, was the co-producer of O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta, by Bruno Barreto; O Cheiro do Ralo, by Heitor Dhalia; and Heleno, by José Henrique Fonseca. He also produced the features O Abismo Prateado, by Karim Aïnouz; O Gorila, by José Eduardo Belmonte; Quando Eu Era Vivo, by Marco Dutra; and the TV Series Amor em 4 Atos (TV Globo). In the most recent years, Rodrigo produced Alemão, thriller directed by José Eduardo Belmonte, and the biopic Tim Maia, directed by Mauro Lima, as also international projects – among them Frances Ha, by Noah Baumbach; Night Moves, by Kelly Reichardt, with Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg and Love is Strange, with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina; two of his films were also highlighted in Sundance 2015: the horror film The Witch, winner of best director for Robert Eggers, and the new film by Noah Baumbach with Greta Gerwig, Mistress America.

Andrew Hulme

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Has worked primarily over the last twenty five years as a film editor, with credits that include Lucky Number Slevin and Gangster No1 (Paul McGuigan), Control (Anton Corbijn) and The Imposter (Bart Layton). He has edited both films and TV, drama and documentary in the UK, US and Europe.

Andrew has now moved into writing and directing and his directorial debut was Snow in Paradise, which premiered in ‘Un Certain Regard’  category in the Cannes Film Festival 2014. He saw the project through every stage from writing, pitching, financing to production and marketing as he wanted to learn all aspects of the process of bringing a script to the screen. His experience as an editor brought a clarity to the scriptwriting process and working under pressure as a director on a tough shoot with a tight deadline and very little finance. 

Luis Campos

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Born in Portugal during the prolific Hollywood blockbuster era of 1985, Luis Campos concluded a MA in Film in 2008 and since then he collected several experiences in filmmaking, while living in Barcelona, London and Amsterdam. Owner and main producer of the company Squatter Factory, where he develops most of his film projects, Luis also had the chance to develop an internship under the Erasmus for Entrepreneurs Program in 2013 at Savage Film and another one under the EU Brazil Connect in 2015 at RT Features, where he played an active role in project development.

Luis wrote & directed several awarded short films and was also the screenwriter for the feature “A Funeral in The Rain”, the Portuguese indie hit of 2010. He currently lectures film at SAE Institute both in Amsterdam & Rotterdam and is the main promoter/creative director of GUIÕES – International Portuguese Language Screenplay Festival and PLOT – Professional Script Lab. He was recently invited as an international consultant for Curitiba_Lab 2015, where he provide guidance to a slate of promising Brazilian film projects.

Marcelo Starobinas

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Journalist and screenwriter born in São Paulo, Marcelo Starobinas has co-written the script for the UK/Brazilian co-production Jean Charles (2009) – based on the true story of a Brazilian immigrant shot by the police in the London underground. Executive-produced by Stephen Frears and directed by Henrique Goldman, it was a hit in Brazil and screened at Toronto International Film Festival.

Recipient of a Capes-Fulbright Screenwriting Scholarship, in 2014 he has graduated with an MFA in Film from Columbia University (New York).

Marcelo writes features and TV series – he has authored episodes for Brazilian shows such as Passionais (Globosat +) and O que Dizem Seus Olhos (GNT, in development). Currently, he is creating the series O Império de Biriba, at O2 Filmes (to be directed by Quico Meirelles and Fernando Meirelles). He works as script doctor and screenwriting professor, teaching feature films and character development workshops. In Rio, he is assistant professor at Columbia University´s TV Writing programs. His career in film was built upon 15 years of experience as a journalist covering international affairs for leading Brazilian publications (Jornal da Tarde, O Estado de Sao Paulo, Folha de Sao Paulo) and the BBC World Service in London.

PROGRAM // 2015

18 NOVEMBER

09:30 – 12:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Story / Script Structure with Andrew Hulme

Group B – Character Development with Marcelo Starobinas

14:30 – 17:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Story / Script Structure with Andrew Hulme

Group B – Character Development with Marcelo Starobinas

21:00 – 23:00 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A & B – Day 1 Review with Luis Campos


19 NOVEMBER

09:30 – 12:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Character Development with Marcelo Starobinas

Group B – Story / Script Structure with Andrew Hulme

14:30 – 17:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Character Development with Marcelo Starobinas

Group B – Story / Script Structure with Andrew Hulme

18:00 – 19:00 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A & B – Day 2 Review with Luis Campos

21:30 – 23:30 (Open to public in general, free admission)

National Premiere Exhibition of the Feature Film “Snow in Paradise”, followed by Q&A with the Director Andrew Hulme (English language)


20 NOVEMBER

09:30 – 12:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Script Highlights & Producer Approach with Rodrigo Teixeira

Group B – Rework Session with Luis Campos

14:30 – 17:30 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A – Rework Session with Luis Campos

Group B – Script Highlights & Producer Approach with Rodrigo Teixeira

18:00 – 19:00 (LAB Participants Only)

Group A & B – Final thoughts with all experts

21:30 – 23:30 (Open to public in general, free admission)

Exhibition of the Feature Film “Tim Maia”, followed by Q&A with the Producer Rodrigo Teixeira (Portuguese language with English subtitles / translation)

23:30 – 02:00 (Open to public in general, free admission)

Wrap-party with music and drinks