When the Earth Bleeds

The plague brings out the worst in everyone and only the Man remains immune. Consumed by desperation, in an attempt to save the Woman and protect his Son, the Man goes looking for help and travels through the village where nothing is as it seems. During a surreal and hallucinating night, the Man, haunted by memories of another life, begins to lose track of reality.

Festivals, awards and nominations

Best Fiction Short Film Nominee - Sophia Estudante 2022 // Absurd Film Festival 2022 // Fantastic Barcelona 2022 // Hollywood Blood Horror Festival 2022 // Selecção Oficial "Grande Prémio Nacional" - FEST New Directors/New Films Festival, 20-27 Junho 2022

João Morgado
Bruno Madeira, Duarte Estrela, João Nunes Monteiro, Nuno Machado

João Morgado

João Morgado was born in 2000, in Lisbon, Portugal. After finishing high school, he entered the first year of the Film, Video and Multimedia Communication Degree at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. As a final graduation project, he wrote, directed and edited the short film “Quando a Terra Sangra”.


Quando a Terra Sangra (2022), 15' (2022)


ScreenwriterJoão Morgado
ProducerDaniela Dias


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