Vacationland presents

{Um Reino Maravilhoso}


Carlos Carneiro

Born in Porto, Portugal, Carlos Carneiro is a Portuguese director based in Brooklyn, NY. Graduated in Film  Production at UCA, UK in  2005. Focused early documentary work on food and culture through the project On Plate Still Hungry. Produced and directed several short documentaries such as Norwegian  Nostalgia, The Last Supper, and The  Forge.  In 2017, after 20 years in London,  Carlos moves to NY joining  Vacationland where the focus was on the development and creation of feature documentaries and episodic series.  
A Wonderful Kingdom is his feature documentary.


Kalim Armstrong

Kalim Armstrong is considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century. He wrote poetry, short stories, a genre in which he is considered a master, theater, and a 16 volume diary, written from 1932 to 1993.


Faisal Azam

His work includes the Oscar-nominated documentary short, St. Louis Superman; the indie feature Black Dog, Red Dog, produced by James Franco; Without Shepherds, a Grand Prize winner for Best Film + Best Documentary at the Brooklyn IFF; and Salar, which won Best Dramatic Short at the Austin Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. idunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam.


Shervin Shaeri

Shervin is a Music Composer based in London and his work specializes in sound and original music for films and commercials which have won him several Clio Awards, Music + Sound Awards and a Lia Award.

Malcolm McDowell

English actor with a career that has spanned over 50 years. McDowell is known for the films (1968) A Clockwork Orange (1971), Cat People (1982), Tank Girl (1995), Gangster No. 1 (2000), Easy A (2010), The Artist (2011), and Bombshell (2019). McDowell has also had a string of roles on television series such as Entourage, Heroes, and Mozart in the Jungle. Later in his career, he became a prolific voice actor in films, television series, and video games such as Metalocalypse (2007-2012), Bolt (2008), Fallout 3 (2008), God of War III, Call of Duty: Black Ops III. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.


Nicholas Weissman

Weissman is an Emmy award-winning (A Boy Helps a Town Heal, 2013) documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Credits also include The Minutemen, 2011 Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago IFF, Best Documentary + Grand Jury Prize at the Brooklyn IFF.  For Ahkeem, 2017 Berlinale Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs, Hot Docs, and over 50 other festivals worldwide receiving 7 Best Documentary awards.


Marcelo de Oliveira

Emmy-award-winning sound designer (It Will Be Chaos, 2019 ) sound editor and composer. An alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School and Edinburgh College of Art. His work has been included in productions for HBO, PBS POV, BBC, BET Networks, Arte and screened at film festivals such as Sundance Film Festival, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, New York Jewish Film Festival at the Lincoln Center, Edinburgh International Festival, New York Rooftop Film Festival, and Sheffield Doc Fest. Collaborated with Tom Tykwer and Philip Glass.


Clinton Hollister

Clinton Kyle Hollister was raised on the Gaviota Coast and stems from a long line of enterprising California natives. Educated in both engineering and photography, he straddles the warring spheres of creativity and technica


Words by Miguel Torga from “Portugal” 1950 ︎ Read by Malcolm McDowell ︎ Director - Carlos Carneiro ︎ Producer - Carlos Carneiro + Nicholas Weissman ︎ Associate Producer - Joao Valente ︎ Executive Producer - Kalim Armstrong ︎ Sound Recordist - Gonçalo Sousa ︎ Cinematographer - Nicholas Weissman ︎ Camera Assistant - Leandro Silva ︎ Editor - Faisal Azam ︎ Assistant Editor - Chithra Jeyaram ︎ Color - Clinton Hollister ︎ Music Composer - Shervin Shaeri ︎ Sound Designer - Marcelo de Oliveira ︎ Re-Recording Mixer - Paul Vītolinš ︎ Audio Post - Bang Music + Audio Post  ︎English VO Recording - Kenneth Eros ︎ Graphic Design - Lisbeth Antoine ︎ Still Photography - Joao Bernardino  ︎Book translation - André Boaventura

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