Balanços e Milkshakes
Swings and Milkshakes

Erick Ricco, Fernando Mendes

Brazil, Animation, 2010
10 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles

This animated short film is about a dark-haired boy and a girl with large eyes. They meet and become friends over an innocent game of hopscotch. The children begin spending all their time together. As time passes, the boy and girl become very happy to be together. Balanços e Milkshakes tells the story of first, timid love and happiness from sharing time together. Balanços e Milkshakes received resources from the Filme em Minas Award and the Belo Horizonte Cultural Fund.

US Premiere

Fernando_MendesErick Ricco was born in 1985 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Balanços e Milkshakes (Swings and Milkshakes) which he wrote and co-directed received the Filme em Minas Award and Belo Horizonte Cultural Fund.


Co-director Fernando Mendes was also born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he currently works mainly as an independent director and editor, and is part of the experimental duet “eocopo”.

Producer: Fernanda Salgado, Thais Pimenta
Screenwriter: Erick Ricco
Cinematographer: Erick Ricco
Editor: Erick Ricco, Fernando Mendes
Music: eocopo
Cast: Ana Clara Moreira, Paulo Kayser Maia, Bruno Miglioli Cunha (narrator)

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