Animation | Feature Film | Production Management

Client: Submarine
2D Animation - 90 min Feature
Release: end of 2022

The new film by Oscar nominated directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal.

A New York music journalist (Jeff Goldblum) goes on a quest to uncover the truth behind the tragic disappearance of young Brazilian piano virtuoso Tenorio Jr. A celebratory origin story of the world-renowned Latino musical movement Bossa Nova, They Shot The Piano Player captures a fleeting time bursting with creative freedom at a turning point in Latin American history in the 60s and 70s, just before the continent was engulfed by totalitarian regimes.

The mystery behind Tenorio’s tragic fate, and the enduring quality of his music leads us on a journey of discovery, featuring a who’s who of the best of Brazilian musicians who knew him: João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Vinicius de Moraes…

DirectorsFernando Trueba
Javier Mariscal
WriterFernando Trueba
ProducerFernando Trueba Producciones
Les Films D’Ici
Featured MusiciansVinicius de Moraes
Tom Jobim
João Gilberto
Caetano Veloso
Milton Nascimento
Gilberto Gil
Paulo Moura
João Donato