BID, from director Raphael Bittencourt, is in the Festigious Film Festival.
With several awards on his back from other productions, Raphael makes a great start with his most recent film – BID. The project is running for Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing.
The short film BID, which is a proof of concept for a feature film, got officially selected in the Festigious International Film Festival. It is the most recent project from the awarded director Raphael Bittencourt to hit the festival run and it’s competing in three categories, Best Film, Best Director and Best Editing.
The international production was developed for a year in the US, filmed in Brazil in 2016, and post-produced back in the US. Despite being an ultra low budget project, Raphael, who was also the producer of the film, managed to fly himself, the principal actor, Tim Hildebrand and the Director of Photography, Martin Lasa to Brazil for the shooting.
The narrative is the story of an American businessman that goes to Brazil to participate in a bid for the construction of big federal edifications and ends up crossing the way of the Brazilian mafia. The consequences are huge for him and his family and now all of them are in danger. He’ll have to choose one of his kids to sacrifice in order to save the rest of the family. The backdrop of all this are the recent corruption cases in Brazil involving politicians, presidents, businessmen, judges, police. The story is based on actual events and brings an important message about the situation in that country.
Check out also Raphael’s IMDB: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm6338518