Beauty & Rage
Role: Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor
Medium: Analog 16mm B&W Reversal and ECN film
Performing in a void, a ballerina dances to a recital of Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric,” while coloured images contrast the beauty and the rage around the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Behind the Story
Beauty and Rage is Pedro’s capstone film concluding his art studies at Emily Carr University. Shot with a Bolex Camera in 16mm B&W Reversal and Color Negative film. It began with curiosity on early dance films portraying ballerinas and showcasing movement. Developed at a tumultuous time surrounded by the feeling of grief, this visual poem has evolved many times until its portrayal of a lonely ballerina and landscape shots of my home country.
I create moving images that expresses emotions. My intent is to reflect on history, thinking and rethinking on a project’s entity and purpose. How it reflects on the future and on lives is the unique approach I have on my creative process. From a curious child, through my art education, I want to explore and visualize shapes and forms in multidimensional ways. Memories and stories are what fascinates me. Understanding the relation of how space shapes and influences our individual lives is the mystery I have been reaching out.
Behind the Scenes