NARRATIVE FICTION PROJECTS

GRIND | TRAILER

Trailer to the award-winning short film "Grind" directed by Yuri Alves. This format-bending profile of Robert Wilmote reveals the story of a Liberian refugee and former gangster, who transformed his life following his release from prison.

SHORT DOCUMENTARY | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

The new short film "On the Cusp" will have a special advanced screening October 14, Saturday, 8pm at the Cityplex 12 Cinemas located in Newark, New Jersey.

SYNOPSIS: Tommy Cuba, a renowned skateboarder from Newark, has competed in numerous tournaments and been profiled in top skating magazines. He is one of the founders of “Shorty’s Skate Park,” built by hand from scraps, has become a legendary hub for skating enthusiasts from all over the country. Despite a motherless childhood, Tommy owns a timeless joy for life and generosity of spirit that captivates all those around him. Yet, his deliberately insulated world cannot prepare him for the looming forces of change. (Cinemascope 4K) Q & A with Tommy Cuba. DreamPlay Media 2017.

PRIMETIME TV | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

Trailer to the primetime dramatic tv series "Filha de Lei" Directed by Yuri Alves. An aging female police investigator races to find the killer behind a string of murders in Lisbon, Portugal. The closer she gets the further she becomes from her dysfunctional family. Haunted by the victims and her failed marriage she descends further into a dangerous obsession.

PRIMETIME TV | DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

"TEMPO FINAL" is a primetime suspense/drama mini-series that features stand-alone episodes every week. [Season 1 - Episode 3] "Mano a Mano" is a twisted tale about infidelity which ultimately leads to an intense and brutal revenge. Cast: São José Correia, Adriano Carvalho, Susana Arrais, Joaquim Horta. Directed by Yuri Alves. [in Portuguese with English Subtitles]

NARRATIVE SHORT | WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

Dane thought he left his demons and his drug addiction behind him, but his first day out of prison challenges both his promise to go clean and his very survival. Having exhausted the sympathy of others in neighborhood, Dane’s desperation leads him to test his fate… and grapple with whether his journey leads him to salvation or back into the jaws of addiction. Filmmaker Yuri Alves presents a gripping, tense study of a flawed man teetering on the edge of redemption and self-destruction.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Raindance Film Festival 2015 Montclair Film Festival 2015 European Independent Film Festival 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival 2015 NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015 Reel Recovery Film Festival 2016 Shortcutz Viseu 2015

Cast: Dane Sansevero, Gary Dries, Beth Natoli, Demetrios Frangias, Nicholas Mirabella, Julia De Pinto. Produced by Yuri Alves, Igor Alves, Joe Carollo Associate Producers: Dan Dowding, Virgil Dorjo Cinematography: Yuri Alves Editor: Dan Dowding Assistant Director: Paul Cerqueira Original Music: Rui Abrunheiro Sound Design: Keith Nolan.

NARRATIVE SHORT | WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY YURI ALVES

A forsaken survivor (Vinicius Vieira) miraculously resists death, roaming past the decaying corpses and vestiges of our bygone world. Sustained by the memory of his lost lover (Candace Janee) he embarks on a mission to plant three seeds - which he is convinced have the power to restart life on this planet. His journey is further challenged by a tense encounter with another lonely survivor (Klemen Novak), who will test his resolve and his sanity, each increasingly fragile amid the backdrop of human extinction. 

TV | TEMPO FINAL [BEHIND THE SCENES]

Go behind the scenes of the primetime mini-series "Tempo Final" with Director Yuri Alves and Cast - Diogo Morgado, Rui Unas, Patrícia André, Patricia Bull and Joaquim Nicolau in "Tempo Final" a primetime suspense/drama mini-series. Episode "A Armadilha" the season finale.

TV | TEMPO FINAL [BEHIND THE SCENES]

Go behind the scenes with Director Yuri Alves and Cast - Susana Arrais, São José Correia, Adriano Carvalho, Joaquim Horta in "Tempo Final" a primetime suspense/drama mini-series. [Season 1 - Episode 3] "Mano a Mano" is a twisted tale about infidelity which ultimately leads to an intense and brutal revenge.