The Trip
The Trip

The Trip

Director Simão Cayatte

Production year 2011

Length 19min.

Country Portugal


António decides to break free of his mundane existence and bets all his money so he can rent a convertible and take Maria on a dream vacation to a beautiful house. They set off on the journey, but it seems that António forgot the map. The couple gets lost. Now António must choose: do they go back, or do they move forward, towards the unknown?


Simão Cayatte
Simão Cayatte



Elisa Lleras, Simão Cayatte


Simão Cayatte

Director of Photography

Carlos Nogueira de Melo

Music by

Agatha Kasprzyck


Carlos Mota Main


Simão Cayatte, Cármen Jimenez


Margarida Carpinteiro, Orlando Costa

Simão Cayatte

Coming from a Portuguese and Finnish background Simão has lived and worked as an actor/director in Lisbon, London and Luxembourg. After completing his BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths University, London in 2006, he took part in a Performance Art Workshop at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. As an actor he has worked with directors such as Werner Schroeter and Roberto Faenza. In 2007, his short film The Blind Voyeur was awarded the Jury Prize by Werner Herzog in the Filmaka FF Competition. Simão is currently enrolled in the Film MFA program at Columbia University, New York and is a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Fellow. In New York, he has worked at Protozoa Pictures, Darren Aronofsky’s production company. His film The Trip had its international premiere at the Cinéfondation Shorts Section of the 2011 Cannes IFF.


Oriana (2007), The Blind Voyeur (2007), Bleecker Playground (2008), Love is in the Air (2008), Out of the Blue (2008), The Perfect Man (2008), The Trip (2011).

FILMS 2012