Fernando Reginato, a.k.a. Del, is a Brazilian film director with background in post production. His first work was the music video “Give a Little Love” for Tom Jones, nominated for the British Animation Awards. In 2015 he has been directing the musical short “1981”, staring “3%” Netflix star Bianca Comparato. In 2016, he directed the documentary “All Day All Night”, staring legendary rapper Del the Funky Homossapien, awarded at MIMP International Film Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Vimeo Staff Pick. In 2018, he directed the short “35”, a film that portrays the life expectancy of the trans population in Brazil, awarded at El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Vimeo Staff Pick and Nowness Picks.
Larissa Zaidan, 29, was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She started her career in photojournalism at VICE Brasil in 2016. Larissa has been a member of the Brazilian photography agency Angústia Photo since 2017. Her work has been published in publications like VICE, Financial Times, California Sunday Magazine, Folha de S.Paulo and PHmuseum. In 2019 she did her first work as director of photography in the a film about trans life expectancy in Brazil “35”.
About ‘What Dwells in Me’ – words by Fernando Reginato and Larissa Zaidan:
“What dwells in me” is a documentary about three peripheral artists from São Paulo, Brazil. We immerse ourselves in their daily routine during this period of social isolation, in order to understand how the creative process takes place at that moment and what feelings and questions they are going through.
Lay, 29 years old, for example, is a rapper from Osasco, a municipality in São Paulo. She lives with her grandmother in a house and says that she has come to understand much more the connection and similarities that she has with her mother and grandmother in this period of extreme coexistence. Or Pegge, as he says “Boy raised without a father” and a 22-year-old black painter who recently started painting and already has a super strong job. He portrays his youth and the universe he surrounds and admires. Mackaylla is a drag queen from Brasília who came to São Paulo a few years ago trying to live in art. Mackaylla is a character created by Vinicius, a gay man who divides with all individuals or questions about two people and remains isolated at home without being able to leave.
They are young and independent talents trying to find their spaces.
Production Company: Delicatessen
Director: Del and Larissa Zaidan
Executive Producer: Luciana Mattar and Mario Peixoto
Producer: Guilherme Valiengo
Photographer: Larissa Zaidan
Color Grading: Larissa Zaidan