From the Episode: Man Up

Genius from Quintino

| March 22, 2013

Columbia University / 2011 / 14 minutes / Portuguese with English subtitles / Color

Genius from Quintino

“Fix my fish! Fix my fish!”

They don’t call him the genius for nothing. Ricardo, a 30 year old mechanic suffering from acute amnesia, lives with his mother the tiny suburb of Quintino north of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. A mysterious ratty kid shows up one morning at his garage with a strange problem: his toy fish is broken. Perplexed and annoyed, but also intrigued, Ricardo begins to wonder what else is broken. With only a hint of fragmented memories, he must confront a life-changing question: who is this child and why has he come for me? Directed by Johnny Ma. Principal Cast: Ricardo Lima, Benigna Dias, Pedro Henrique Nery, and Guilherme Ribeiro.

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer