Heatstroke

A Film by Edgar Morais

Synopsis

On a hot and febrile day, teenage Claire ditches school to meet some friends in the woods where her memories, traumas and desires merge into tears, sweat, and sperm in a reflection on this generation’s sexual and existential disorientation.

Director

  • Picture of Edgar Morais © Volpana

    Edgar Morais

    Edgar Morais was born in Coimbra and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, making his film acting debut in "Daqui P'ra Frente" directed by Locarno alum Catarina Ruivo and has since worked with directors such as Luís Miguel Cintra, Larry Clark and Victoria Mahoney. Morais has directed music videos for several bands including "Mothxr" and Grammy-nominated "Shiny Toy Guns". In 2019, Edgar was one of only 10 talents selected to take part in the Portuguese Academy of Cinema's "Passaporte" initiative. Edgar Morais is in production on his feature film directorial debut, "You Above All", which he also wrote and stars in, co-directing with Lucas Elliot Eberl, and also starring Rita Blanco, Olivia Thirlby, Anabela Moreira and Lou Taylor Pucci, among others. Edgar divides his time between Portugal and the USA.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION: SHORT FILM GRAND PRIZE*
    17th INDIELISBOA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, National Competition, Premiere, Lisboa, Portugal) May 4, 2019
  • *NOMINATION: PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX*
    15th FEST NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS (Official Selection, National Competition, Espinho, Portugal) June 29, 2019
  • 23rd BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - PÖFF (Official Selection, Tallin, Estonia)November 15, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Edgar Morais
Screenplay
Edgar Morais
Producer
Edgar Morais, Lucas Elliot Eberl
Director of Photography
Lucas Elliot Eberl
Sound
Ada Douglass
Editor
Edgar Morais, Lucas Elliot Eberl
Sound Design
Ric Schnupp, Hugo Leitão

Cast

Claire
Leah Pipes
Mike
Michael Welch
Chris
Paul James Jordan

Details

Running Time
09:13 min
Shooting Format
Super 16mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Volpana

info@volpana.com
http://www.volpana.com/


DIRECTOR

Edgar Morais

edgarmorais@protonmail.com