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As part of Beyond the Film Festival’s coverage of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Justine Smith sat down with Paulo Leite, co-founder and Creative Producer of Bad Behavior, a Portuguese/Brazilian brand whose goal is to develop and produce high quality horror cinema. Leite is in town as part of Fantasia’s Industry Rendez-Vous.
In a discussion that touches on many issues relevant to young and upcoming filmmakers today, this videocast explores the logistics and strategies behind producing a successful film in this contemporary climate. Addressing difficulties in economics, misconceptions and marketing, Leite and Justine discuss the trials and tribulations of filmmaking, while also exploring the concept that with high risk comes great reward.
Much of the discussion is founded on a Ted Talk that Leite had given in 2010, in which he proposed a solution to Portugal’s cinematic industry called “A Sustainable Strategy for Portuguese Cinema”, which adapting it’s ideas, concepts and solutions to an ever changing climate.
Not only discussing the production aspect of cinema, they delve into the special appeal of horror and why, as a genre, it is both lucrative and personally impactful.
This was Paulo Leite’s first trip to Canada and Fantasia, and he hopes to return in the coming years. As a representative from Brazil, he is among a small but growing South American industry in horror. Though Europe, in particular Spain, France and Italy have a strong legacy in the horror genre, Portugal’s work in genre cinema is virtually non-existent and his work with Bad Behavior is working to transform the expectations and conditions of the Portuguese National Cinema.
It was a pleasure having this opportunity to speak with Paulo Leite, whose experiences and knowledge are injected with a real passion for cinema and a community spirit that is genuine and sincere. The CUTV team looks forward to Bad Behavior’s contributions to cinema in the coming years.
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