Grain of Salt
is the identity through which Reinaldo Pinto Almeida presents his work as a filmmaker, editor and writer.
He currently lives and works in Berlin as a freelance Director and Editor having studied at the Film institute HFF-Konrad Wolf/ University of Film Babelsberg.
"Helle Nächte / Bright Nights" by Thomas Arslan was edited by him and was selected to the official competition section of the 67. Berlinale.
Amongst the films he Directed Sushila By The Sea which was premiered in the DOK.Fest Munich, is currently being submitted to various festivals. Erosion a experimental film which deals with the theme of remembering films has been shown at Dok.Leipzig as a segment of an omnibus film on the 60th anniversary of the HFF Konrad Wolf, and was later screened by the channel RBB.
His web series Das Apartment won the first Yourturn Prize in 2015.
The Second Season of Das Apartment screened exclusively on the German online platform Spiegel.TV in 2018.
In 2017 he shot the short film "Landscapes in Times of Treason" which he also wrote. A film that tells the violent disruption in a circle of teenage friends on a hot summer day, unleashed by the power relations and the structures between them.
He is currently developing his debut Film with Liminoid Productions and working on two feature documentary projects. He has a received a grant by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin under the Crossing Borders/Grenzgänger programme.
Given his fluency in German, Portuguese and English and his excellent French he is in a comfortable position to work across Europe. And as a holder of the OCI he can travel and work in India with great ease.
He has worked for a number of clients ranging from Fiction Filmmakers, TV-producers to event managers and performers.
Apart from filmmaking, Reinaldo Pinto Almeida has also been a bi-lingual teacher between 2010 and 11 (K. Schwitters-Oberschule/ Instituto Camões) and has appeared on a large number of shows with Comedy Sportz Berlin and other Improv groups. Furthermore, he took on the position of a speaker and co-led workshops with the European Union on Gender Pay Gap conferences. www.vimeo.com/reinaldo
In the year 2015 he worked on a filmmaking workshop with newly arrived displaced people from Syria, Guinea and Afghanistan (ZFM/Bobaj/Friele).
He has also given lectures at the University of Leipzig and co-led a workshop within the Asian Film Festival Berlin (Ballhaus Naunyn/Kulturprojekte Berlin/Korientation).
Furthermore he is a founding member of the Political Film Forum. With his co-founders Therese Koppe and Dieu Hao Do, they held amongst others the panel the discussion “Space for RACE” with the support of Be A Better Being, Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF within the Sehsüchte Film Festival.
In addition to these he has worked with private international schools such as the CIEE and GISMA where he and his colleagues used improv as a team building tool.
You may also find other pieces on his vimeo portfolio:
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Reinaldo P. Almeida
Tel.:+49 157 70 28 18 79
C/o: LIMINOID Productions