. 2010 Winner
|BATS IN THE BELFRY |
|Realização / Director João Alves Argumento / Script João Alves Produção / Producer João Alves Elenco (Voz) / Cast (Voice) João Alves, Rita Soares País / Country Portugal Ano / Year 2010 Duração / Runtime 8' Língua / Language Português/Portuguese Sites Facebook , YouTube |
|Winner of the MOTELx Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film 2010, chosen by the jury composed by Alan Jones, José de Matos-Cruz, and José Nascimento. |
"Great concept, he will be a great ambassador for Portuguese movies." - Alan Jones
Written and directed by João Alves, «Bats in the Belfry» tells the story of Deadeye Jack, who, after a failed robbery attempt during the day, returns to try again under the cover of night, only to find that the owners of the money he's after have fallen pray to vampires disguised as missionaries.
“This short is the result of work all done by myself at home. I want to thank the MOTELx by the opportunity to screen it and to the jury for choosing it” - João Alves
João Alves (b. 1982) has a fascination for horror since an early age. Amongst is childhood memories is seeing «Alien» from behind a couch, or having nightmares for weeks after watching «The Evil Dead». He graduated in Marine Biology and Fishing by the University of Algarve, but would end up working in 3D and vector animation. After several works for television and the Internet, the MOTELx inspired him to make the short «Bats in the Belfry», based on a 2006 storyboard. It would eventually win the second edition of the MOTELx Award - Best Portuguese Horror Short Film.