Diogo Varela Silva
Zé Pedro, the legendary guitar player of Xutos e Pontapés, is the greatest name in Portuguese rock ‘n’ roll. He was its main driving force, not only as the founding guitar player of the greatest Portuguese band ever, but also by promoting the genre as a music critic, radio broadcaster and owner of Johnny Guitar, a mythic club and concert hall in Lisbon where so many bands took their first steps
Zé Pedro, legendarni gitarist Xutos e Pontapés, najveće je ime u portugalskom rock ‘n’ rollu. Bio je njegova glavna pokretačka snaga, ne samo kao osnivač gitarista najvećeg portugalskog benda ikad, već i promovirajući žanr kao glazbeni kritičar, radijski emiter i vlasnik Johnnyja Guitare, mitskog kluba i koncertne dvorane u Lisabonu, gdje je tako mnogi bendovi su napravili svoje prve korake
ABOUT the director:
• B.A./M.A., Cinema/film production, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (ESTC, National Film and Theater School), Lisbon, Portugal.
• Zé Pedro Rock n Roll – 2019. Documentary feature on Zé Pedro, the legendary guitar player of Xutos e Pontapés, is the greatest name in Portuguese rock ‘n’ roll. Opened in Doclisboa and won the Public Award for the best film.
• Alfama em Si (Alfama: A Neighborhood Song) – forthcoming. First feature film performed entirely through Portuguese fado music. To premier in cinemas in Portugal in 2018.
• Celeste – 2015. Extended documentary feature on Celeste Rodrigues, an icon of Portuguese fado. Shown as opening film of the Heart Beat section Doclisboa 2015; streaming premier on Docaliance. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/105430883
• Bolero do Coronel Sensível Que Fez Amor em Monsanto – 2014. Music video for a song by the same name performed by Portuguese band A Naifa.
• A Tourada – 2013. Music video for A Naifa. Winner of the best Music Video of 2013 the Portuguese newspaper Público.
• De Cara a la Parede – 2012. Music video for A Naifa.
• O Fado da Bia – 2012. Documentary feature on fado singer Beatriz da Conceição, known popularly as Bia. Opening film on the Lisbon Fado Festival in 2012. Official Selection: Heart Beat section of Doclisboa Film Festival 2013; 16th International Film Festival, Punta del Este, Uruguay 2013; 30th Festival of Film, Bogotá, Colombia 2013; 9th International Film Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil 2013; 7th Atlanticdoc International Festival of Documentary Film, Uruguay 2013; 1st Fado Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014. Broadcast nationally and internationally on Portuguese public television (RTP2, RTP International). In Portuguese with English subtitles. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/43212173
• Poeta en Si Mayor – 2012. Documentary feature on Horacio Ferrer, poet of Tango music. Official Selection: 16th International Film Festival, Cine de Punta del Este, Uruguay 2013; International Tango Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016. In Spanish.
• Fado das Horas – 2012. Short Documentary commissioned by the Portuguese newspaper Público to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of the Fado as Intangible Cultural Patrimony of Humanity in 2011. See https://vimeo.com/32739881.