Pedro Coutinho (Brazil)
2023 Storylines Lab
With a Degree in Communication from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in New York City, Pedro Coutinho directed and wrote the feature film All the Reasons to Forget, available on Netflix and nominated for Best Comedy at the Brazil Grand Prize. He also directed and wrote the episode No Exit of the television show “5x Comedy” (Amazon). As a screenwriter, he wrote the pilot and was the head writer for the series Me, Her and 1 Million of Followers (Multishow), and also developed and wrote projects for Globoplay and Fox. He directed the second season of the television show “Elmiro Miranda Show” (TBS). Pedro has directed hundreds of commercials, including films for big brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut. His feature project King Crab was selected for Cine Qua Non Lab’s 2020 Script Revision Lab. During the pandemic, he wrote and directed the short film Call for the Maria da Penha Institute, which had over 35 million organic views.
Love Is the Revolution — Diogo and Renata, both in their 20s, meet during the 2013 riots in Brazil and immediately fall in love. As a young couple, still in formation of their values, without directly understanding what is happening in the country at that moment, they start a relationship. The relationship lasts ten years (2013 to 2022), precisely the last decade, where big changes happened in the blink of an eye without people actually being able to keep up with these “small revolutions”. Just as our surroundings change in an incomprehensible and definitive way, we follow the way this couple deals with the complexity of events and information, maturing and transforming together with Brazil and the world.