ABOUT US

Red Desert Films was founded in 2008. Its films have won several prizes and have been presented in more than 50 festivals around the world, including Clermont-Ferrand, Guadalajara, Doclisboa, Cartagena IFF, CPH:DOX, Documenta Madrid, Curtas Vila do Conde, Curtas de São Paulo, Curtas Belo Horizonte, L’ Alternativa, Mecal, Filmes, Festival de Lille, Porto Post Doc, among others.


Red Desert’s films have been exhibited in RTP, Canal Plus France and Afrique, France 3 and distributed in cineclubs, local theatres and by VOD (Doc Alliance, Filmin). Its filmography includes films like “Gazing Out to Sea” (80 ‘, 2007), “En la Barberia” (6′ , 2007) , “The Forgotten” (63 ‘,2009), ”Disagreements” (49 ‘, 2010), “Cold Water” (14’, 2011), “The “Desert’s Fox” (85’, 2013). In 2014, with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, produced the short documentary “Inn”. In december 2014, the doc “Beyond our Means” (43’) . In 2015 it produced the documentary “Localism” (61’), Home: The Country of Illusion (PT, COL, 75’), Hands Cut (PT, 20’) and The Impossible Choice (FR, PT, 55’). In 2016 Red Desert produced “The Beach” (PT, 22’), “Utopic Show” (PT, 30’) and Tarrafal (PT, 93’), which was international premiered at CPH:DOX.

 

PEDRO NEVES

Pedro Neves was born in Leiria in 1977 . He studied in Porto, post graduated at Faculdade de Letras, Porto University, writing a dissertation for his Master’s degree on Documentary during the April’s Revolution in Portugal. He has been a documentary filmmaker since 2006. In 2008 he founded the production company Red Desert Films.


His documentaries were presented in more than 40 festivals around the world, including CPH:DOX, Clermont-Ferrand, Guadalajara, Doclisboa, Porto Post Doc, Documenta Madrid, Curtas Vila do Conde, Curtas de São Paulo, Mecal, Extremadoc, Adana, L’Alternativa, Regard, Curtas Belo Horizonte, among others. His films have been exhibited in RTP, Canal Plus France and Afrique.


His filmography includes films like “Gazing Out to Sea” (80 ‘, 2007), “En la Barberia” (6′ , 2007) , “The Forgotten” (63 ‘,2009), ”Disagreements” (49 ‘, 2010), “Cold Water” (14’, 2011), “The “Desert’s Fox” (85’, 2013) “Inn” (20’, 2014), “Beyond our Means” (43’, 2015), “Localism” (2015, 61’). In 2016 he directed “The Beach” (22’, 2016) and Tarrafal (91’ 2016)(CPH:DOX, Sevilla IFF, Porto Post Doc)). In the same year, he produced Home . El pays de la Ilusion, de Josephine Landertinger, premiered in festival Internacional de Cartagena. In 2018 he produced Bostofrio, directed by Paulo Carneiro, premiered in Indie Lisboa and awarded with a Special Mention of the Juri, and directed and co-produced Náufragos (premiere in Curtas Vila do Conde).

 

WHO WE ARE

  • Pedro Neves

    Was born in Leiria, Portugal, in 1977. He graduated in Communication Science.