Piratas

An intimate portrait of the relationship between a father and his daughter.
Development
A film by Gabriela Ortega
Dominican Republic, Brasil
90 min | Dramedy

DESCRIPTION
After the death of her legendary grandfather, Don Luis Gonzalez, Andrea, a struggling Dominican artist living in New York returns to the island to fulfill her grandfather’s last wish: to scatter his ashes on his favorite beach. However, to do so she will have to embark on an off-thegrid road trip with her immature father she hasn’t spoken to in five years and uncover family secrets when they end up in a ruthless town of cock fights, spells and midnight rituals.

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Gabriela Ortega

PRODUCERS
Helena Sardinha, Rafael Thomaseto

AWARDS
FONPROCINE Development Funds
Official Selection NALIP - Latino Media Market 2021

PROOF OF CONCEPT
Short Film Papi (teaser above)

STATUS
Papi was licensed by HBO and its set to premiere in 2022.

 

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