FILMS PRODUCED

 

ELO / TIE ◦ Alexandra Ramires (Xá) . 2020. 10'.

Portugal/ France

 

Synopsis

Under a gloomy sun, two characters look for adaptation.

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PURPLEBOY ◦ Alexandre Siqueira . 2019. 13'55''.

Portugal / France / Belgium

 

Synopsis

Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much

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AGOURO / AUGUR ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 2018. 15'

Portugal / France

 

Synopsis

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

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ÁGUA MOLE / DROP BY DROP ◦ Alexandra Ramires e Laura Gonçalves. 2017. 9'15''

 

Synopsis

The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.

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DAS GAVETAS NASCEM SONS / THE SOUNDS FROM THE DRAWERS ◦ Vitor Hugo Rocha. 2017. 7'47''

 

Synopsis

In the begining there was an object, a very special colective intrument with 42 drawers and boxes and other forniture pieces where sound came from...mechanical, elective, soft, noisy and mysterious. And from these sounds pictures came in a syncronization exercise without ever loose ourselves in the drawers corridor memories.

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FIM DE LINHA / END OF LINE ◦ António Pinto e Paulo D'Alva . 2016. 11'30''

 

Synopsis

End of the line is a film based on real events that never happened, but that may happen, you never know... Any reality with purely coincidence is resemblance.

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FULIGEM / SOOT ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 2014. 14'

 

Synopsis

It's like soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can’t see it. It belongs there already.

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CARROTROPE ◦ Paulo D'Alva . 2013. 8'

 

Synopsis

Carrotrope is a new optical toy. It represents the cyclic movements of life. Meanwhile, a man drinks and the time passes at 24 frames per second.

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OUTRO HOMEM QUALQUER / ANY OTHER MAN ◦ Luís Soares . 2012. 12'

 

Synopsis

An anonymous and discreet man sits at his usual coffee after work, to kill time. Life has been like this for many years now – home, work, coffee, home. While smoking endless cigarettes, he watches.

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FILMS IN PRODUCTION

 

O HOMEM DAS PERNAS ALTAS / THE LONG LEGGED MAN ◦ Vitor Hugo Rocha . 7'

 

Synopsis

In a blank space, a barrel organ player with pin-tipped feet is prompted into dance by the music emanating from his instrument. His daily routine is left behind, stuck in the back side of his instrument, while he, in the front, clumsily experiments with the swaying motion of the waltz. From the lines projected by his choreography, huge and badly-architected houses are born. The house-dwellers, caught in a domino effect, intertwine with one another and attempt to come forth. The long-legged man collects all the cards spat by the barrel organ in his top hat and makes an acquaintance with tight-rope walkers, sailors and other dreamers. A person-faced dog tries to urinate on his legs.

 

GARRANO ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 12'

 

Synopsis

A young boy is payed to set a pine forest on fire.

 

O HOMEM DO LIXO / THE GARBAGE MAN ◦ Laura Gonçalves . 10'

 

Synopsis

On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.

 

DE IMPERIO ◦ Alessandro Novelli. 10'

 

Synopsis

During a peaceful night, a group of fugitives tries to find its way to the center of the building, where the entire resistance is gathering. Evading the surveillance they go through the rooms of the Giants and witness their macabre routines.

 

QUASE ME LEMBRO / I ALMOST REMEMBER

◦ Dimitri Mihajlovic & Miguel Lima . 6''

 

Synopsis

A bird enters a house. A story repeats itself. Step by step, in a jumble between sensations and images, someone tries to reconstruct a space, resisting the fragility and impermanence of his memories.

ABOUT

Created in 2011 as part of Bando a Parte, BAP studio has been responsible for producing numerous animated short films of national authors, exhibited and awarded internationally.

 

For the need to become an independent animation production, naturally  from BAP Studio emerged BAP Cooperative - Animation Studios, CRL. In that sense, and keeping unchanged the team responsible for making films such as Agouro (2018), Água Mole (2017), Soot (2014), among others, will continue the work that has been developed while maintaining the collaborative spirit that has characterized the studio since its inception.

 

Since its foundation in 2011, the films produced in the studio have been present at major international animation festivals such as Annecy, Zagreb, Hiroshima, Anima Brussels or AnimaMundi. Selections for some of the most important film festivals in the international panorama (Cannes, Toronto, Guadalajara or Clermont-Ferrand).

 

From the experience gained over the last 8 years, the studio now has strong international co-production partners in several countries such as France, Croatia, Lithuania and Brazil.

TEAM

DAVID DOUTEL

LAURA GONÇALVES

RODRIGO AREIAS

VASCO SÁ

VITOR HUGO ROCHA

ALEXANDRA RAMIRES

(+351) 222 081 220

bap@bapstudio.com

Rua Igreja da Cedofeita 44, 4º andar

4050-306 PORTO, Portugal

©2020

FILMS

ELO / TIE Alexandra Ramires (Xá) . 2019. 10'

 

Portugal / France

 

Synopsis

Under a gloomy sun, two characters look for adaptation.

PURPLEBOY ◦ Alexandre Siqueira . 2019. 13'55''

 

Portugal / France / Belgium

 

Synopsis

Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much

AGOURO / AUGUR ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 2018. 15'

 

Portugal / France

 

Synopsis

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

ÁGUA MOLE / DROP BY DROP ◦ Alexandra Ramires e Laura Gonçalves. 2018. 9'15''

 

Synopsis

The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.

DAS GAVETAS NASCEM SONS / THE SOUNDS FROM THE DRAWERS ◦ Vitor Hugo Rocha. 2017. 7'47''

 

Synopsis

In the begining there was an object, a very special colective intrument with 42 drawers and boxes and other forniture pieces where sound came from...mechanical, elective, soft, noisy and mysterious. And from these sounds pictures came in a syncronization exercise without ever loose ourselves in the drawers corridor memories.

FIM DE LINHA / END OF LINE ◦ António Pinto e Paulo D'Alva . 2016. 11'30''

 

Synopsis

End of the line is a film based on real events that never happened, but that may happen, you never know... Any reality with purely coincidence is resemblance.

FULIGEM / SOOT ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 2014. 14'

 

Synopsis

It's like soot that rests on the walls of our head. We can’t see it. It belongs there already.

CARROTROPE ◦ Paulo D'Alva . 2013. 8'

 

Synopsis

Carrotrope is a new optical toy. It represents the cyclic movements of life. Meanwhile, a man drinks and the time passes at 24 frames per second.

OUTRO HOMEM QUALQUER / ANY OTHER MAN ◦ Luís Soares . 2012. 12'

 

Synopsis

An anonymous and discreet man sits at his usual coffee after work, to kill time. Life has been like this for many years now – home, work, coffee, home. While smoking endless cigarettes, he watches.

O HOMEM DAS PERNAS ALTAS / THE LONG LEGGED MAN

◦ Vitor Hugo Rocha . 7'

 

Synopsis

In a blank space, a barrel organ player with pin-tipped feet is prompted into dance by the music emanating from his instrument. His daily routine is left behind, stuck in the back side of his instrument, while he, in the front, clumsily experiments with the swaying motion of the waltz. From the lines projected by his choreography, huge and badly-architected houses are born. The house-dwellers, caught in a domino effect, intertwine with one another and attempt to come forth. The long-legged man collects all the cards spat by the barrel organ in his top hat and makes an acquaintance with tight-rope walkers, sailors and other dreamers. A person-faced dog tries to urinate on his legs.

GARRANO ◦ David Doutel & Vasco Sá . 12'

 

Synopsis

A young boy is payed to set a pine forest on fire.

O HOMEM DO LIXO / THE GARBAGE MAN ◦ Laura Gonçalves . 10'

 

Synopsis

On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash turned into a real treasure.

DE IMPERIO ◦ Alessandro Novelli. 10'

 

Synopsis

During a peaceful night, a group of fugitives tries to find its way to the center of the building, where the entire resistance is gathering. Evading the surveillance they go through the rooms of the Giants and witness their macabre routines.

QUASE ME LEMBRO / I ALMOST REMEMBER ◦ Dimitri Mihajlovic & Miguel Lima . 6''

 

Synopsis

A bird enters a house. A story repeats itself. Step by step, in a jumble between sensations and images, someone tries to reconstruct a space, resisting the fragility and impermanence of his memories.

FILMS