Bab Sebta means The door of Ceuta in Arabic, the name of one of the two Spanish enclaves situated in the North of Morocco. It is in the direction of this name, at this doorway, that most of the emigrants from the African continent who want to reach Europe converge.
Born in 1981 in Porto. In 2006 he attended the course of the documentary Ateliers Varan at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and he made the short film “Entre-Times”. In 2008 he co-directed with Pedro Pinho the film “Bab Sebta”. He also directed the short film “Zone d’attente # 0”. In 2014 he co-directed with Tiago Hespanha the feature film “Industrial Revolution”. As Director of Photography and Sound Engineer he has worked with Von Calhau, João Vladimiro, André Gil Mata, Paulo Abreu, Tiago Afosno, among others.
Pedro Pinho graduated in Film Studies at the Theatre and Cinema School, in Lisbon and at the Louis Lumière School, in Paris. In 2005/2006 he attended the courses of Directing and Screenwriting of the London Film School at the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian.
He presently works as a film director, writer and producer and he is a founder partner at TETRRATREME FILMES.
His first film was the feature documentary BAB SEBTA (2008), co-directed with Frederico Lobo. BAB SEBTA premiered at FID Marseille (prize Marseille Esperance 2008). It was also awarded as the Best Film at DOCLISBOA (Portugal) and FORUM DOC BH (Brazil). And it was screened in over 30 festivals around the world.
His first fiction feature THE END OF THE WORLD premiered at the 63rd Berlinale (2013) and was awarded the D. Quijote and Best Cinematography Prizes at CAMINHOS, Portuguese Film Festival and nominated for the Portuguese Globe Awards.
In 2014 he co-directed with Luisa Homem the documentary AS CIDADES E AS TROCAS. Premiered at FID Marseille and screened at the Art of the Real, Lincoln Center in NY.
He is now directing a fiction feature A FÁBRICA DE NADA, producing Filipa Reis’ and João Miller Guerra’s feature JOHN AFRICA and developping and producing a TV serial directed by Leonor Noivo, Filipa Reis & Miller Guerra, João Salaviza and himself.
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