Mikael de Albuquerque


Mikael de Albuquerque


When Dice, a brutal neo-Nazi, is forced by the police to inform on his gang members, he finds no place to hide, but a small thrift shop in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he befriends Kenny, the young and sweet shop owner, who falls in love with him and hides a dark secret. 

Mikael de Albuquerque completed his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he won a Dean’s Fellowship Award (full scholarship for merit). His first feature film screenplay, Gloria and Grace, won the Ancine Edital, the most prestigious filmmaking contest in Brazil, and will be produced this year, directed by Flavio Tambellini and starring Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner Sandra Corveloni. In 2014, Mikael wrote the script 3000 Days in the Bunker, a political thriller, which recounts the true story of the economic team that saved Brazil from the hyperinflation crisis, in the 1990s. The film will be produced in late 2015, directed by BAFTA nominee Murilo Pasta, and distributed by Globo Filmes. Mikael is currently writing Junky Jet, a thriller set in South Africa, to be produced by Fireworkx Media and directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, nominated for the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award in 2015. Mikael’s most recent screenplay, Lili Marlene, a historical drama that examines an episode in the life of iconic German-American star Marlene Dietrich, is presently in negotiation with an American studio. Mikael is a finalist of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab with his script Season of the Predator.