Rodrigo Areias began his professional life as musician and music producer at the label GARAGEM and in Cinema as Sound Designer for directors Paulo Rocha and Edgar Pêra. Graduated in Management at the Portuguese Catholic University he also took a degree in Sound and Image at the School of Arts with specialization in Image, Direction at the Tisch School of Arts at NYU and in the production Eurodoc program and Venice Biennalle College. Throughout his career, developed creative work in the field of the independent cinema, in fiction and documentary, video art and video clips for some of the best bands in the Portuguese rock scene (The Legendary Tiger Man, Wray Gunn, Dead Hand, Sean Riley, D3o, etc.).
Started his producer work in 2001 and has produced and co-produced over 150 films. Produced renowned authors like Edgar Pêra, João Canijo and FJ Ossang and young directors as André Gil Mata, João Rodrigues and Jorge Quintela andother internacional directors such Gabe Klinger, Teddy Williams and Oliver Laxe. Some co-production films with Brazil, UK, France, Germany Japan, USA and Finland were also premiered in the most relevant film festivals in the world: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy and around the world. Trough the BaP Animation Studio he produced awarded animation short films by authors David Doutel, Vasco Sá, Laura Gonçalves and Alexandra Ramires (Xá).
As a director, among several films, stands out HAY ROAD (an A-class awarded feature film) and CORRENTE(short film) which were represented in over fifty international film festivals and were awarded a dozen times. His second feature film premiered in Official Competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was awarded awith a honorable mention. He released is third feature ORNAMENTO & CRIME and more recently the short COLD PIXEL and the documentary BLUE BREATH. He was responsible for all the GUIMARÃES 2012 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE film production, where film directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Aki Kaurismaki, Peter Greenaway, Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa and Victor Erice where among many others.

Selected Filmography:
DOWN BY LIFE, FIC, 66′, 2020
SURDINE, FIC, 75’, 2019
COLD PIXEL, FIC, 15’,2018
HÁLITO AZUL, DOC, 78’, 2018
ORNAMENTO E CRIME, FIC, 90′, 2015
1960, DOC, 70′, 2013
ESTRADA DE PALHA, FIC, 90′, 2012
D. AFONSO HENRIQUES, DOC, 50’, 2007
GOLIAS, DOC, 8’, 2010
PORTES, FIC, 6’, 2007
TEBAS, FIC, 80′, 2007
PORTES, FIC, 6′, 2007
MASQUERADE (DRESSIN’ UP), DOC, 26′, 2006
HONEY YOU’RE TOO MUCH, FIC, 3′, 2006
BLUE MOON BABY, FIC, 4′, 2006
EN GALÉRE, FIC, 7′, 2005
TEMPO SUSPENSO (EXPLOSÃO INTROSPECTIVA # 7), FIC/EXP, 9′, 2003
NICOLINAS, DOC, 54′, 2002
ENCADOS, FIC, 19’, 2001

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Rodrigo Areias

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