David Doutel Vasco Sá

2018 France Portugal 15 '

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.


David Doutel was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1983. He graduated in Sound and Image at the UCP School of Arts, with extensive training in Animation. For the last ten years he has developed his work in in the field of independent animation short films, both as director, animator and production director. Both in artistic and production departments he has contributed to the creation of several award-winning short-films that have been regularly selected to international film festivals. Has developed his career alongside with Vasco Sá with whom he shares the experience of direction on three short animated films, The Shoemaker, Soot and their most recent Augur. Has been working with Bando à Parte since 2011 and, together with Vasco Sá, has been responsible for the animation production direction and executive production.

Vasco Sá was born in Porto in 1979. With rooted ancestry in the northern mountainous region of Portugal, he spent his first eighteen years of life at Trás-os-Montes, before he moved to Porto, where he graduated in Sound and Image by the School of Arts (UCP). It is in this context that he meets David Doutel, with whom he has shared several projects in the universe of Animation Filmmaking. In addition to this journey in the scope of film direction, he has integrated the team of multiple cinematographic projects of different authors, both in the artistic and production aspects.