|Bruno's new feature film FADO CAMANÉ, a documentary on fado singer Camané, has it's world premiere at Doclisboa film
festival on October 17th, 2014. The film opens theatriclly in Portugal on Otcober 23rd and will go on to international film festivals.
Bruno is currently writing the screenplay for his new yet untitled film which will star Michael Imperioli as a cabaret owner in an old romanesque city by the mediterranean. The movie is set to go into production in hte summer of 2015.
Bruno de Almeida was born in Paris on March 11th 1965 of Portuguese origins. He lives between New York City and Lisbon since 1985.
In 1993 his first film THE DEBT won the award for best short at the Cannes Film Festival Critic's Week and had a long run playing in 85 film festivals and winning 8 awards. It was broadcast all over the world.
His feature debut ON THE RUN starring Michael Imperioli, John Ventimiglia
(from the Sopranos) won, in 1999, the award for best film at the Ourense Film Festival, in Spain. On the Run was nominated for a Critic's award at the Paris Film Festival and for an Open
Palm at the Gotham Awards in New York in 2000. It was released theatrically and broadcast in Europe and in the US. It
had it's cable debut at The Independent Film Channel in 2001 and was released on DVD in 2002 becoming a cult classic.
His second feature THE ART OF AMÁLIA, a documentary about the legendary singer Amália Rodrigues, was released theatrically and had a long run across the US in 2000. The film was broadcast in the US and Europe and was released on DVD in July 2004 by EMI. It went double platinum as the top-selling DVD in Portugal for four consecutive weeks.
His third feature O CANDIDATO VIEIRA a documentary about the satirical portuguese rock star Manuel João Vieira, who ran for presidential candidate in 2001, was released in the summer of 2005 on a double DVD along with a concert video of his band ENA PÁ 2000.
Bruno has also directed OTHER PROJECTS that include documentaries, commercials and music videos. From 1999 to 2004 he directed several projects for the Independent Film Channel. In 2005, Bruno created a film for LIVE EVIL-EVIL LIVE a dance piece by choreographer Francisco Camacho which premiered at the International Dance Festival in Algarve and was shown at Lisbon's Culturgest.
In 2005, he completed his fourth feature, THE COLLECTION, a compilation of 24 short stories that were developed and created with a group of New York actors and writers over a four year period. It was released on DVD in April 2006.
In 2007, Bruno's fifth feature THE LOVEBIRDS, starring Michael Imperioli, Drena De Niro, John Ventimiglia, Joaquim de Almeida and Ana Padrão, won the Jury Prize at Fantastporto Film Festival director's week and a the Best director and screenplay awards at the Ourense International Film Festival. It had a successful theatrical run and DVD release in Portugal and is currently playing in film festivals.
The documentary 6=0 HOMEOSTÉTICA, about the art group Homeostética, won a special mention award at the DocLisboa Festival in 2008, had a theatrical run, played on RTP2 and was released DVD by Midas Filmes.
His seventh feature BOBBY CASSIDY, Counterpuncher, a documentary about a retired boxer from New York, premiered at DocLisboa film festival in October 2009 and had a successful theatrical run in Portugal. The film was shown on television and is currently available on DVD.
In 2011 Bruno directed his eight feature film OPERATION AUTUMN, a political thriller about the 1965 tragic killing of General Humberto Delgado by the portuguese fascist police, is completed and due for release in the fall of 2012. It stars John Ventimiglia, Ana Padrão, Marcello Urgeghe, Diogo Dória and Camané among others. The film is based on the book "Humberto Delgado, Biography of The Fearless General" and the screenplay is by Frederico Delgado Rosa, Bruno de Almeida and John Frey.
In 2012 Bruno made THE LECTURE, a 30 minute film commissioned by Guimarães-2012 to be shown in the European Capital of Culture in early 2013. A black comedy written by Bruno de Almeida and starring John Frey and Ana Padrão.