Snu Abecassis was a Danish publisher who defied Portuguese dictatorship in the name of culture and literacy. Her affair with Prime Minister Sá Carneiro shocked post-revolutionary Portugal in the 70’s.
The adventures of a group of youngsters on summer vacation in a small coastal town.
SANTA RITA FILMES is a film and TV production company primarily focused on fiction and interested in strong and current issues, tailored both for the Portuguese and international audiences. Founded in 2017, we are a growing, highly experienced team of established and new talent, bringing together original and ground-breaking projects.
At Santa Rita we thrive on developing our own ideas as well as creating partnerships within international projects. We value creators at the heart of the projects, support them with in-house script doctoring and help their work find its audience, always looking for the ideal balance between high audience ratings and excellence. Our experienced sales and distribution department is present in every stage of each project, thus providing insights and guidance – from inception to production - as to what both the market and viewers are looking for. In commercial work, our know-how as regards fiction and storytelling is also helping our clients strengthen and deepen the relationship with their audiences. Based in Lisbon, a very sought-after film production destination, we are prepared to play host even to the most high-profile productions, enabling access to the best crews, equipment and locations.
SRF´s creative director, Patrícia Sequeira, is widely acknowledged for her aesthetical sensibility, creativity and technical know-how. With a strong track record of 20+ years in this area, winner of an Emmy and significantly awarded in Portugal and abroad, she has left her personal mark in TV series, telenovelas and feature films. In 2014 she directed her first feature film, Jogo de Damas (winner of over 20 awards). Her second feature, SNU, was theatrically released in 2019.
Marta Vaz de Sousa is a copyright lawyer who studied cinema production management, scriptwriting and pitching. In the past 20 years, she has teamed up with several production companies, developing and financing both Cinema and TV projects and currently also teaches at Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, in international Master programmes such as Kino Eyes. From European programs´ manager to head of international sales, she has covered all the bases.