Three scriptwriters are hanging out in a diner, brainstorming ideas for a romantic story. Meanwhile we see their meta-creation, Vicky and Sam, play out in a video store, on the city streets, and soon… in the very diner where the three are sitting.
In this short by Portuguese director Nuno Rocha, the meta concept does not take on the traditional film-within-the-film narrative, but a rather disturbing film-in-reality variant, about to derail into disaster. Be careful what you wish for… –Stockholm International Film Festival
Nuno Rocha is a promising emerging producer and director from Portugal. For 5 years, he attended the prestigious Instituto Politécnico do Porto and graduated with a BA in TCAV and where he wrote and directed his first short entitled “Berco de Pedra” (Stone Crib). This short film won various awards on the Portuguese film festival circuit. He then released a new short film entitled “3×3” which won the prestigious 1ST place award at the Zon Multimedia Contest and went on to win prizes at several other national and international festivals.
As a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, he studied Advanced Directing (RTF) in 2009 and created yet another short entitled “Vicky and Sam” which was filmed completely on location in Austin, Texas. In 2010, Nuno became a partner with the FilmesDaMente production company and created the first short film for LG entitled “Momentos.” —Zacuto.com