Paulo Branco


Biography

Golden Globe-winning film producer Paulo Branco proved revolutionary in his native Portugal when he founded V.O. Filmes with Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos. At the time, film productions in Portugal were funded almost exclusively by the state, meaning the government had artistic control of the nation's cinematic output. However, using V.O. Filmes, Branco found funding elsewhere and broke this...

Biography

Golden Globe-winning film producer Paulo Branco proved revolutionary in his native Portugal when he founded V.O. Filmes with Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos. At the time, film productions in Portugal were funded almost exclusively by the state, meaning the government had artistic control of the nation's cinematic output. However, using V.O. Filmes, Branco found funding elsewhere and broke this bond of censorship. He also founded his own distribution company, called Hors-Champ, and by distributing his films in France he became familiar with a number of French filmmakers. From there, he began producing international productions. Branco has proved prolific, producing more than 230 titles since he first helped produce the political documentary "Torre Bela" in 1975. Part of the reason for this impressively high output is that Branco's standard pattern is to simultaneously produce two films: one that is likely to do well financially, and one riskier endeavor that is less commercially viable. This method has built and secured his reputation as an artistically respected producer as well as a sharp businessman, and has also created a safe space for budding international auteurs to experiment. For his efforts, Branco has earned a string of Portugal's Golden Globe nominations, finally taking home the statue in 2007 for the haunted house horror "Coisa Ruim."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Piano Panier - In Quest of the Equator (1989)
1900 (1977)

Producer (Feature Film)

Casanova Variations (2015)
Producer
Body Art (2014)
Producer
Lines of Wellington (2012)
Producer
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Producer
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Executive Producer
The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Producer
Ashes and Blood (2009)
Producer
Aux Quatre Vents (2009)
Producer
Nuit de chien (2008)
Producer
Soit je meurs, soit je vais mieux (2008)
Producer
Four Nights with Anna (2008)
Producer
Lobos (2008)
Producer
Suzanne (2007)
Producer
The Other Side (2007)
Producer
The Fifth Empire (2007)
Producer
Love Songs (2007)
Producer
La Prestige de la mort (2007)
Producer
The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)
Producer
O Capacete Dourado (2007)
Producer
Body Rice (2007)
Producer
Klimt (2007)
Coproducer
Tres Bien, Merci (2007)
Producer
Illumination (2006)
Producer
La Vie privée (2006)
Producer
Dans Paris (2006)
Producer
98 Octanas (2006)
Producer
The Education of a Fairy (2006)
Producer
A Few Days in September (2006)
Producer
Transe (2006)
Producer
Ma Mere (2005)
Producer
A Espera De Alice (2005)
Producer
O Fatalista (2005)
Producer
Alex (2005)
Producer
Changing Times (2005)
Producer
Unconscious (2005)
Co-Producer
Dark Night (2004)
Producer
Andre Valente (2004)
Producer
Demain on Demenage (2004)
Producer
Ordo (2004)
Producer
O Milagre segundo Salome (2004)
Producer
Ce Jour-la (2003)
Executive Producer
It's Easier for a Camel (2003)
Executive Producer
A Talking Picture (2003)
Producer
A Talking Picture (2003)
Executive Producer
Ce Jour-la (2003)
Producer
La Fin du Regne Animal (2003)
Producer
A Little Color (2002)
Producer
Le Loup de La Cote Ouest (2002)
Producer
Oporto of My Childhood (2002)
Producer
Le Stade de Wimbledon (2002)
Producer
Two (2002)
Producer
Get A Life (2001)
Producer
Rasganco (2001)
Producer
This Is My Body (2001)
Producer
I'm Going Home (2001)
Producer
Fragil Como o Mundo (2001)
Producer
Agua e Sal (2001)
Producer
Imago (jours de folie) (2001)
Producer
The Black Beach (2001)
Producer
Combat d'amour en songe (2000)
Producer
Freedom (2000)
Producer
Too Late (2000)
Producer
La Vie moderne (2000)
Producer
30 ans (2000)
Producer
Noites (2000)
Producer
Branca de Neve (2000)
Producer
The Captive (2000)
Producer
Vive nous! (2000)
Producer
Word and Utopia (2000)
Producer
La Fidelite (2000)
Producer
El Mar (2000)
Associate Producer
Peixe lua (2000)
Producer
Combat d'amour en songe (2000)
Executive Producer
Longe da Vista (1999)
Producer
Lila Lili (1999)
Producer
Time Regained (1999)
Producer
The New Eve (1999)
Producer
The Letter (1999)
Producer
Three Bridges Over the River (1999)
Producer
I Could Read the Sky (1999)
Executive Producer (Gemini Films)
The New Eve (1999)
Executive Producer
Jonah and Lila, Till Tomorrow (1999)
Producer
As Bodas de Deus (1999)
Producer
Requiem (1998)
Producer
Inquietude (1998)
Producer
L' Inconnu de Strasbourg (1998)
Producer
L' Examen de Minuit (1998)
Producer
Traffic (1998)
Producer
L' Ennui (1998)
Producer
No Sex Last Night (1998)
Producer
Voyage to the Beginning of the World (1997)
Producer
The House (1997)
Producer
Alors Voila (1997)
Producer
Genealogies d'un crime (1997)
Executive Producer
J'ai Horreur de l'Amour (1997)
Producer
Genealogies d'un crime (1997)
Producer
Ossos (1997)
Producer
Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites (1997)
Producer
Pour Rire! (1996)
Producer
Cameleone (1996)
Producer
Party (1996)
Producer
Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
Producer
Le Coeur Fantome (1996)
Producer
Diary of a Seducer (1995)
Executive Producer
The Convent (1995)
Producer
The Eyes of Asia (1995)
Producer
Lisbon Story (1995)
Producer
The Thousand and One (1994)
Producer
There's Nothing Special About Normal People (1994)
Producer
Crystal Book (1994)
Executive Producer
Fado, Majeur et Mineur (1994)
Producer
Casa de Lava (1994)
Producer
Blind Man's Buff (1994)
Producer
Three Palm Trees (1994)
Producer
Crystal Book (1994)
Producer
The Absence (1993)
Producer
The Valley of Abraham (1993)
Producer
O Fim Do Mundo (1993)
Producer
O Ultimo Merguliho (1992)
Producer
O Dia do Desespero (1992)
Producer
Border Line (1991)
Producer
Le Tresor des iles chiennes (1991)
Producer
The Divine Comedy (1991)
Producer
Treasure Island (1991)
Executive Producer
L' Homme qui a perdu son ombre (1991)
Producer
Non, ou la vaine gloire de commander (1990)
Producer
Piano Panier - In Quest of the Equator (1989)
Producer
La Femme de Rose Hill (1989)
Associate Producer
Winter's Child (1989)
Producer
Os Canibais (1988)
Producer
Agosto (1988)
Executive Producer
Eden Miseria (1988)
Producer
Une Flamme dans mon coeur (1987)
Producer
Mientras Haya Luz (1987)
Associate Producer (Filmargem)
Doc's Kingdom (1987)
Producer
Faubourg Saint-Martin (1986)
Producer
Mon cas (1986)
Producer
Der Rosenkonig (1986)
Producer
Maine-Ocean (1986)
Producer
Gardien de la Nuit (1986)
Executive Producer
L' Eveille du Pont d'Alma (1985)
Producer
Le Soulier de Satin (1985)
Executive Producer
Les Destins de Manoel (1985)
Producer
Ana (1985)
Producer
Les Amants Terribles (1984)
Producer
Vertiges (1984)
Producer
Tricheurs (1983)
Executive Producer
Dans la ville blanche (1983)
Producer
Dans la ville blanche (1983)
Executive Producer
La Ville des Pirates (1983)
Executive Producer
The State of Things (1982)
Associate Producer
Tres menos eu (1982)
Producer
Aspern (1981)
Producer
The Territory (1981)
Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Lisbon Story (1995)
Line Producer
The Absence (1993)
Production Manager

Life Events

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