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The Nothing Factory 

One night, a group of workers realizes that their administration has organized the stealing of machines from their factory. They soon understand that this is the first signal of a massive layoff.

Most of them refuse to cooperate during the individual negotiations and they start to occupy their workplace. So when the administration vanishes to their great surprise, they’re left with a half-empty factory.

As the world around them collapses, new desires start to emerge.



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DIRECTOR Pedro Pinho SCREENPLAY Pedro Pinho · Luísa Homem · Leonor Noivo · Tiago Hespanha EDITING Cláudia Oliveira · Edgar Feldman · Luísa Homem MUSIC Pedro Rodrigues · José Smith Vargas SOUND DIRECTOR João Gazua SOUND EDITOR AND MIXER Tiago Raposinho · Carlos Abreu COLOR CORRECTION Andreia Bertini WITH José Smith Vargas · Carla Galvão · Njamy Sebastião · Joaquim Bichana Martins · Daniele Incalcaterra   PRODUCERS João Matos · Leonor Noivo · Luísa Homem · Pedro Pinho · Susana Nobre · Tiago Hespanha PRODUCTION Terratreme Filmes INTERNATIONAL SALES Memento Films International DISTRIBUTION - PORTUGAL Terratreme Filmes · Portugal Film DISTRIBUTION - FRANCE Météore FilmsFINANCIAL SUPPORT ICA - Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual
BASED ON THE ORIGINAL PLAY “THE NOTHING FACTORY” by Judith Herzberg


                                       

Pedro Pinho




Pedro Pinho studied at the Cinema and Theatre School of Lisbon and at the ENS – Louis Lumière in Paris. In 2005/2006 he completed the post-graduate courses of Directing and Screenwriting of the London Film School at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

In 2008 he co-directed with Frederico Lobo the documentary feature BAB SEBTA (2008) which won the prize Marseille Esperance in FID MARSEILLE, and the main competitions in DOCLISBOA and FORUM DOC BH (Brasil). It was highlighted by Film Comment magazine as one of the films of the year.
In 2009 he founded with five fellow filmmakers the company TERRATREME, which in recent years has been playing a central role producing and promoting new directors in the portuguese panorama.

THE END OF THE WORLD (2013) is his first fiction medium-lenght work and was premiered at the 63º BERLINALE, INDIELISBOA, FESTIVAL DO RIO. It got several prizes in portuguese festivals and a nomination to the Portuguese Golden Globe Awards for Best Film.

In 2014 he co-directed with Luisa Homem the documentary AS CIDADES E AS TROCAS, premiered at FID MARSEILLE, DOCLISBOA and THE ART OF THE REAL.

Today he works as a director, writer and producer, collaborating with Jorge Silva Melo, Filipa Reis and João Miller Guerra, João Salaviza or Leonor Noivo, among others. THE NOTHING FACTORY is his first fiction feature.


                                      

Festivals

  • Quinzaine des Réalisateurs'17
  • Filmfest München'17
  • Karlovy Vary '17
  • Jerusalem Film Festival'17
  • New Horizons International Film Fest'17
  • Sevilla European Film Festival'17
  • Toronto International Film Festival'17
  • BFI London Film Festival'17
  • Festival International du Film de La Rochelle'17
  • Prishtina IFF'17
  • Rencontres Cinéma Gindou'17
  • Festival Douarnenez'17
  • États Généraux du Film Documentaire - Lussas'17
  • Jameson Cinefest IFF'17
  • Bergen IFF'17
  • CPH:PIX'17
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma’17
  • Adelaide IFF'17
  • FIC Valdivida’17
  • Viennale’17
  • Torino Film Festival’17
  • Cinéma American Cosmograph’17
  • Pacific Meridian Film Festival'17
  • 5th Duhok IFF'17
  • Calgary IFF'17
  • Film Festival Cologne’17
  • Festival do Rio'17
  • Bogota Film Festival'17
  • Busan International Film Festival'17
  • Festival international du film de la Roche-sur-Yon'17
  • Ljubljana IFF'17
  • Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife'17
  • Minsk IFF Listapad'17
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival'17
  • Festival de Cine de Mar del Plata'17
  • Around The World In 14 Films'17
  • Filmmaker Festival'17
  • California Institute Of Arts - CalArts'17
  • FIFIGROT - Festival Groland à Toulouse'17
  • IFF Kinenova Skopje'17
  • Contemporary Art Moscow'17
  • Muestra de Cine Europeo de Lanzarote'17
  • TRANSCINEMA'17
  • Festival Márgenes'17
  • L’alternativa'17
  • Cineuropa'17
  • Muestra de Cine Europeo de Segovia'17
  • MUVI - Festival Internacional de Música no Cinema'17
  • Filmer A Tout Prix'17
  • 5ª Semana de Cine Portugués em Buenos Aires'17
  • Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon IFF'17
  • Le Caire European FF'17
  • Festival d'Aubenas'17
  • Caminhos do Cinema Português, Chile / Argentina'17
  • European Showcase DC'17
  • International Film Festival and Awards'17
  • Kerala IFF'17
  • Chennai IFF'17
  • IFF Rotterdam’18