Jorge Jácome

SHROOMS’ starting point is a scientific study in which the psilocybin of magic mushrooms is used for the therapeutic treatment of depression. Using the premise of this study, SHROOMS follows Dan, a young Venezuelan man currently living in Lisbon, who collects magic mushrooms in the forest and distributes them in the city to those in need of help - like a New Age Robin Hood - using pigeons as carriers.


[2023] Toronto International Film Festival [Canada]
[2023] New York Film Festival [USA]
[2023] Festival du Nouveau Cinéma [Canada]
[2023] Viennale [Austria]
[2023] Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur [Switzerland]
[2024] Thessaloniki Documentary Festival [Greece]
[2024] Glasgow Short Film Festival [UK]
[2024] Hong Kong International Film Festival (Short film competition's Jury Prize) [China]
[2024] Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS [Latvia]

Fiction, Documentary, Experimental
2023, Portugal, 18’

Script: Jorge Jácome
Cinematography: Marta Simões
Sound: Marcelo Tavares
Music: Shugo Tekina
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Production: Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola / Ukbar Filmes
Cast: Dan Padrino