Nuno Sá Pessoa

Nuno Sá Pessoa

Skookum Films
Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Producer and Filmmaker

Lisbon, Portugal

Member Since:
June 2013
Last online:
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About Nuno

I began studying film at Universidade Moderna de Lisboa enrolling in the Cinema, Television and Commercials course.

Determined to expand my horizons I went to Denmark where I graduated from The European Film College.

Upon graduation I went back to Portugal where I directed my first independent work.

Two feature length documentaries followed, in which I did both cinematography and editing, the latest took me for more than once to California where I edited a total of three feature length documentaries.

It was also in California that I did the cinematography for a documentary series, a project which got me to know the state as few have a chance to.

I eventually invited my former colleagues Kris Skovmand and Samuel Anderson to move to Portugal from their native countries, Denmark and USA respectively, and together founded Skookum Films.

Together we made the short film The Headless Nun, an international collaboration narrated by Patrick Carlin, George Carlin's brother, and featuring a song by Frank Zappa.

I also directed an experimental music short film starring the New York duo Tribal Baroque, formed by musicians Thoth and Lila Angelique.

I then began the first partnership with the actor João Craveiro, directing him in the short film Bílis Negra.

I was then invited to edit the short film Passagens by Maria Emília de Azevedo in Florianópolis, Brazil.

It was there that I directed the Brazilian-Portuguese short film A Lagoa produced by Maria Emília de Azevedo.

That same year I went back to Portugal where I shot a science fiction short film which I wrote and directed, Earth 2084, starring Fernando Luís.

I have also been a guest speaker and film festival jury member in different occasions and different locations.

My films have been shown in over 140 festivals from all continents and have been awarded several different awards.

I presently work on new projects, keeping my philosophy that in both art and the world, there are no boundaries.




  • Gil do Carmo: A Menina do Calção Branco

    Gil do Carmo: A Menina do Calção Branco (2016)
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  • Je Suis Sousa Mendes

    Je Suis Sousa Mendes (2015)
    Film (Short) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Dinis e Isabel

    Dinis e Isabel (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Terra 2084

    Terra 2084 (2014)
    Film (Short, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Editor Add a Plot »

  • A Lagoa

    A Lagoa (2013)
    Film (Short, Fantasy and Romance) Editor A man pays a fisherman to take him to the same spot of a lagoon every day at the same time, what is he looking for?

  • Bílis Negra

    Bílis Negra (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Mystery) Editor Two body snatchers try to rob a body from a morgue where a cross-dressing doctor obsessed with fame works.

  • Passagens

    Passagens (2013)
    Film (Short and Romance) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Les Terroiristes du Languedoc

    Les Terroiristes du Languedoc (2013)
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  • The Eagle Flies to Portugal

    The Eagle Flies to Portugal (2012)
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  • Tribal Baroque: Gipsy Dance

    Tribal Baroque: Gipsy Dance (2012)
    Video (Short and Music) Editor Add a Plot »

  • The Headless Nun

    The Headless Nun (2012)
    Film (Short, Fantasy and Mystery) Director A thief meets the maker of the Universe at the back room of a gas station.

  • Mother Vine

    Mother Vine (2011)
    Film (Documentary and History) Editor Traveling throughout Portugal, including the islands of the Azores, we've documented select historical wine regions under multiple threats. From the building of second homes, to European Union mandates; from financial hardship, to the unwillingness of a younger generation to follow, Portugal is very close to losing forever important elements of its wine culture and history. Mother Vine is an effort to introduce to European and American audiences just what is at stake as Portugal encounters modernization. Through humor and pathos, Mother Vine follows the practices and dignified labor of winemakers in regions entirely unknown to all but the most traveled. Can hundreds of years of wine culture be saved? Mother Vine ultimately says 'yes'. Written by Anonymous

  • Azores, from Lava to Wine

    Azores, from Lava to Wine (2011)
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  • Replicants

    Replicants (2009)
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  • Entre Pratos

    Entre Pratos (2007)
    Television Director An entertaining series with award winning cooker Henrique Sá Pessoa who shows some secrets about cooking.

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