by Dê Kelm
Country: Brazil
Year: 2020
Duration: 77

Tammy is Derick's mother; Bruna, Chiva, and Ana too. Mothers of Derick portrays the daily life of these four women who, together, raise Derick, a nine-year-old boy. The four women – lesbians, bisexuals, non-monogamists and anarchists – built a house to raise their child in a forest on Brazil's southern coast, despite threats of expulsion by the police. All together they sing and make music in a film that uses two apparently different film styles: both an observational documentary and a musical.


film director

Dê Kelm

(Brazil, 1986) studied film directing at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) a Cuba, and then, in 2011, he founded the production company Haver Filmes with Aristeu Araújo. Dê Kelm directed numerous shorts, both fiction and documentary, presented in several film festivals around the world (IDFA, Olhar de Cinema, FICCI - Colombia, GIFF - Mexico). Mäes do Derick (2020) is his first feature film.


Spalla's Moment (doc, cm, 2014), Eleonora (cm, 2011), Invisible Picture (cm, 2012), Chinese Looks All the Same (doc, cm, 2014), Sara and the Corn (cm, 2015), Roberto Lives in the Pool (cm, 2015), The Ebony of Song (doc, cm, 2016), Awake (cm, 2016), Soy (I Am, doc, cm, 2017), Lui (cm, 2019), The Day of Xangó (cm, 2018), A mudança (cm, 2018), Aging in Invisibility (doc, cm, 2018), Half Moon in Me (doc, cm, 2019), Mães do Derick (Mothers of Derick, doc, 2020).


film director

"Derick freely records his point of view through a handycam. With the rise of conservatism, it is even more necessary to have references to new freer and more affectionate life forms. Derick is the promise of a new, more sensitive and happy man. They expand the concept of motherhood. They are contemporary witches who will not be burned."


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Dê Kelm. SCREENPLAY: Dê Kelm, Jessica Candal. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Dê Kelm, Hellen Braga. FILM EDITING: Aristeu Araújo. SET DESIGN: Gabrielle Windmüller. MUSIC: Taiobas. SOUND: Luiz Lepchak. CAST: Thammy Tk12, Marina Chiva, Derick Souza, Ana Paula Lourenço, Bruna Janaina Batagin. PRODUCTION: Haver Filmes.

CONTACTS: Haver Films haverfilmes@gmail.com