VICTOR DE ALMEIDA.
Film-making was never the plan. It wasn't even a consideration. I consider myself first and foremost, a writer. I would have never imagined that my need to constantly create would guide me down the path of filmmaking.
I still remember the night I was first intrigued by the art-form, it was in 2008, as I watched '12 Angry Men', I remember being fascinated at the idea that someone could write a story contained in one room and make it so darned exciting. That drove me to write my short story, 'The Chair' in 2009 which I later turned into s short film script in 2010. Being involved in the pre-production process of what later became known as 'When Angels Sing' gave me a buzz which had only been achieved by my fantasy stories. The day I knew what I wanted to do was make films, was the day I watched Inception for the first time. As the credits rolled I knew I wanted attempt to have a room full of people utterly captivated by my words and my imagery.
Creativity has always been within me, from wanting to write songs, to choreographing dances with friends, I have always wanted to express myself through a creative art-form.
In 2016, I took the plunge and founded PhoenixWorksFilms Ltd. with a few friends and , wrote, co-produced and directed my first short film, 'Cain'. Since then, I have written, directed and co-produced, 'The Bear', 'I'll Always Love Tuesday's', 'The Chair' and 'Persephone'.
I have also expanded my production work and co-produced 'Ride With the Guilt' directed by Dario Bocchini through my production company PhoenixWorksFilms.
2021 is proving to be an exciting year with 'Azrael' written and co-produced by me and Dario Bocchini and directed by Ewa Habdas. In addition, I have two other projects slated for 2021, one a Harry Potter inspired web-series scheduled to be shot in March and later on in the year an epic inspired fairytale short film 'Bluebeard'.