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by Indiewire
March 13, 2013 12:10 PM
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Project of the Day: A London Paparazzo Pursuing Celebrity

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"Chasing Robert Barker"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 
A London paparazzo pressured by a tabloid editor into pursuing a celebrity, eventually finds out the story he should be seeking was his own.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 

David is a photographer with a tormented past and a solitary lifestyle who now works as a paparazzi in London. His very limited social circle revolves around his work and a manipulative tabloid journalist, Olly.

One night, David receives a tip off from a source, and manages to snap famous film actor Robert Barker dining with a young brunette. Not satisfied, Olly pushes David into pursuing Robert Barker to get more compromising pictures of the couple. In this chase, David's past starts unravelling, and he's forced to face the damage that a tabloid fabrication caused to his own life.

 
Production Team:
 

Director/Writer - Daniel Florêncio ("Awfully Deep," "Gagged in Brazil," "Tracking William")
Producer - Tom Kimberley (VFX Compositor for "Harry Potter")
Producer - Martin Laing (Assistant Producer for "Oliver Twist")
Co-Producer - Marinela Setti (Script Supervisor of "The Borgias")
Director of Photography - Azul Serra ("Awfully Deep," "Jack Malchance," "Metro 4 Bis")
Production Designer - Bianca Turner ("Awfully Deep," "Jack Malchance," "Metro 4 Bis")

About the Production:
 
"In 2007, I produced for Current TV a short doc called “Tracking William", in which I followed a night of work of a Paparazzo photographer in London as he tracked the whereabouts of Prince William and his then girlfriend Kate Middleton. The documentary portrays a lonely man, who question the value of this work but still does it. Last year, the theme start buzzing in my head again as the ‘phone hacking’ scandal started unraveling in front of the world’s eyes. I knew there was more to that universe than what I had portrayed in that 8-minute documentary." -- Daniel Florêncio


Current Status:

 
Pre-production
 
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26 Comments

  • Guto | April 8, 2013 4:33 PMReply

    Muito bom, Darth!
    Estamos na torcida.
    Abraço.

  • Leonardo Barcelos | April 6, 2013 12:14 PMReply

    Interessante!! Sucesso.

  • jose marcio ribeiro | April 6, 2013 8:37 AMReply

    I liked a lot

  • Dani orefice | April 5, 2013 10:33 PMReply

    Amazing!

  • Cello M. Carvalho | April 5, 2013 7:07 PMReply

    Fantastic !!

  • Sandrinha Fernandes | April 5, 2013 5:21 PMReply

    Fantástico

  • beto castro | April 5, 2013 5:14 PMReply

    Marvelous!

  • Daniel Vasconcelos | April 5, 2013 5:10 PMReply

    This one is a winner!

  • julianaholzhausen | April 5, 2013 5:09 PMReply

    super

  • julianaholzhausen | April 5, 2013 5:10 PM

    super

  • Chiuzo Hayz | April 5, 2013 5:04 PMReply

    Best of all! Impressive!

  • Matosao | April 5, 2013 4:44 PMReply

    Puts nao estou conseguindo votar!

  • fernando hiramoto | April 5, 2013 3:42 PMReply

    Força...Sucesso ...Azul Serra!!!!!

  • julio | April 5, 2013 3:41 PMReply

    ;-)

  • Monica Mozetic | April 5, 2013 3:08 PMReply

    Muito Bom! Estou torcendo!

  • Vanessa Fischer | April 5, 2013 2:54 PMReply

    Yes, very good!

  • Paula | April 5, 2013 1:33 PMReply

    Bravo!!Excelent Azul!!!

  • mike | April 5, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    Bem legal!!!

  • Lilian | April 5, 2013 12:02 PMReply

    Estamos torcendo!

  • andrea | April 5, 2013 9:17 AMReply

    o melhor!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luciana Oliveira | April 5, 2013 7:34 AMReply

    Que ganhe o premio

  • Luciana | April 5, 2013 7:33 AMReply

    Tomara que ganhe o premio

  • Malu Reigota | April 5, 2013 7:26 AMReply

    I really want to see this movie, looks like great!!!!

  • Raul Guterres | April 3, 2013 7:27 PMReply

    Very cool! Deserves to win!!!

  • Guilherme queiroz de oliveira | April 2, 2013 11:54 PMReply

    vamo q vamo Daniel

  • Claudio | March 18, 2013 10:16 AMReply

    Cool.