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THAT'S LIFE SON

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DIRECTOR

Rodrigo Ayres & Vine Ortiz

RUNTIME

7 Minutes

COUNTRY

Brazil

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SYNOPSIS

In a psychedelic nightmare, the Son confronts Grief, while talking to his dead parents.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
"I want to be where cinema meets theatre. Where human struggles and achievements are portrayed through honest storytelling, both on the stage and on the big screen."

DIRECTOR BIO

Rodrigo B. Ayres
A bachelor in advertising, Rodrigo moved to NYC in 2013 for a postgraduate program in filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. His directing career began when his first short films were accepted into local NYC festivals in 2014. In 2015, he directed his first feature film called "Winter Has No Sun", and his most acclaimed short film "Happy Here in New York", which earned him his first awards in the NYC festival circuit. In 2016 Rodrigo debuted in theatre, directing and writing short plays which were produced by the Acting Studio in NYC. In 2019 Rodrigo moved back to Brazil to live in São Paulo where he completed several short films, including: Gold and Girl (2021); The Wolves we Feed (2022); and That's Life, Son (2023).

Vinicios Ortiz
Vine Ortiz is a Brazilian filmmaker with extensive experience in post-production, earning him international recognition through prestigious awards like the L.A Film Awards and Rome International Movie Awards. He has collaborated with R.B. Ayres on various projects, serving in roles such as co-producer and co-director, and they are now embarking on the launch of their inaugural piece.

CAST and CREW

Co-directors & Producers - Rodrigo B. Ayres , Vine Ortiz
Screenwriter - Rodrigo B. Ayres
Post-Production - Vine Ortiz
Art Direction - Priscila Ribeiro
Makeup - Vinne Negrão
Sound capture - Pedro Henrique Pereira
Production Assistants - Jade Morais , Fernando Neto

CAST
Rommaní
Eliana Ferraz
JJ Erenberg
Hernán Isidro