Free Country

A Film by Bruno Rico

Synopsis

Illegal, stripper, single mother, Isabela Flores is trying to raise her kid in America when the FBI makes an indecent offer to her.
A dark thriller about corruption, immigration and the American Dream.

Director

  • Picture of Bruno Rico © Bruno Rico

    Bruno Rico

    BRUNO RICO is a Brazilian writer, director, director of photography and editor, known for Piece of a Quiet Dream (2015), and The Kidnapping of Brazilian Culture (2006). Before becoming a director, he worked was a journalist, a Political Scientist and teached filmmaking to homeless people in an NGO in São Paulo, his hometown. For four years, he produced with the students 12 shorts, including "É de Dentro e de Fora" ("Inside Out"/ 2012) and "A Mala de 2 milhões de Dólares" ("The 2 Million Dollars Bag" / 2015).
    Bruno Rico got professional skills on Filmmaking at New York Film Academy, CA, between 2015 and 2016. In Los Angeles, he directed Piece of a Quiet Dream, best Experimental Short Film in Los Angeles Film and Script Festival (2015), and now Free Country. Rico's movies have always brought political themes to the screen. The Kidnapping of Brazilian Culture (2006), his first movie, was shot in Jd. Ângela, São Paulo, considered the most dangerous urban region of the world by UN in 1996. The Cast was composed by rappers and it is about an assault to a Museum. With no Budget, the movie joined its little success, and it was shown in several non-competitive festivals, such as "Festival Cine na Laje" and "Festival Cinema da Quebrada".
    Recently, Rico has worked as a director in a few projects in Brazil, such a serie of news/entertainment content and a music video for DreamBox Movies, and as Director of Photography in the Feature Documentaries "Foice a Face", by Marcelo Maccaferri, and BOTO, by Jose Roberto Aguilar and Gregorio Gananian.

Trailer

Crew

Director
Bruno Rico
Screenplay
Bruno Rico
Producer
Bruno Rico, Batool Hassan Alarfah, Christopher Cardoza
Director of Photography
Rodrigo Zan
Sound
Sebastian Bazzanni, Paola Ochoa
Editor
Bruno Rico
Sound Design
Sebastian Bazzani
Music
Francisco França, Rodrigo Gobbet, Rodrigo Miotto, Bruno Schiavo

Details

Running Time
15:46min
Shooting Format
RED Scarlet 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
Stereo
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Bruno Rico

brunobrico@gmail.com

Official Website
http://brunobrico.wix.com/freecountrythemovie

Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/freecountrythemovie

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/189229253