Algarve film maker making international waves

Algarve resident Adam Jones is celebrating the unprecedented international release of a short film he worked on as producer.

Shoot Me is a short film starring Maria João Bastos, Ivo Canelas and Phillippe Leroux and has already received critical acclaim, winning several awards including the Audience Award for Best Film 15-30 Minutes at the Milan International Film Festival (MIFF).

Adam Jones told the Algarve Resident: “We were very happy and overjoyed with the award at MIFF. However, over the past two weeks we have managed to create a mind blowing deal and Shoot Me has been taken into distribution with Warner Bros and is to now be distributed in Portugal, Spain, Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde and Mozambique.”

He added: “This is the first short film and the first Portuguese film that Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal has distributed and is a huge achievement.”

Shoot Me was written by local director and writer André Badalo from Fuseta with co writer João Raposo, while Adam Jones worked in the role of producer and organised the production of the film.

The 15-minute film will be shown in 40 cinemas across Portugal as a pre-film, before the new Ben Afleck movie, The Town, out in cinemas this weekend.