José Pedro Lopes was born in Oporto (Portugal) in 1982. He is a journalist, writer, cartoonist and filmmaker.
José Pedro Lopes
In 2007, he produced and wrote the slasher short film "A Noiva" (Ana Almeida, 6'57'') - a multicultural horror tale that was screened in over 35 film festivals all over the world and won 2 awards. In 2010, he founded Anexo 82 where he produced the romantic comedy "Temperar a Gosto" (Season to Taste) (Susana Neves, 10'00'').
In 2011, he debuted as a director with mad splatter comedy "O Risco" (The Line) that became an original entry at the Bicycle Film Festivals all over the world as a cycle-gore piece. The film was nominated for 4 Killer Awards at Killer Film Festival (USA), won 2nd Place at the International Cycling Film Festival of Herne (Germany) and was screened in 15 film festivals.
On a totally different note, he wrote and directed the experimental horror short "Survivalismo". This mysterious film starts out with a man in an impossible situation, from which there is no hope of escape. He goes through the Five Stages of Grief as a realizes that he will not survive the trap he is into. "Survivalismo" is running for the Melies D'Or Nomination at the Abertoir Film Festival (UK) and is part of the 2011 edition of the Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival and the San Diego Horrible Imaginings. It has been described as one of the most downbeat, negative short films of 2011.
José Pedro Lopes is writer and sub-coordinator of c7nema.net, one of Portugal's leading film websites, and journalist for the Take Film Magazine.
17 June 1982
Video art by José Pedro Lopes