A late bus to Taracapá is a non-conventional tale about isolation and hope, about communal identity and its survival in a globalized economy. Taracapá is a small village in the middle of the Amazon. There are no roads to leave or get into town but hundreds of miles of deep jungle surrounding the community. Thirty years ago a transcontinental road was planned to connect these villages with the civilized world and the Atlantic coast of Brazil.
Nowadays, the project is an idea that is still alive only in the thoughts and memories of Taracapá habitants.
A late bus to Taracapá pretends to give voice and shape to these people dreams.
Mario belongs to a new wave of filmmakers, always trying to push the boundaries of popular visual styles despite limited resources, in every project he gets involved in. He is comfortable being set as part of the cinematography department within an international environment, achieving high quality film projects within tight deadlines. His aim within this industry is to offer a genuinely pioneering vision through mastery of storytelling with images, to lend this vision to original creative film projects, working together with other visionaries who share his passion and devotion to visual storytelling. After studying cinematography in different countries, he started his career as a camera and lighting rental house technician, which leads him to get jobs on set. He used to go on set as assistant, but as well as a camera operator, which allowed him to contribute creatively to the project. It was during one of those takes, holding the camera and his breath, dead silence on set, when he had the transcendental experience connecting his camera operation with the intense feeling that the actor was trying to express. Was probably then when the professional and artistic path he wanted to follow was as clear as ever.