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Coração de Neon

Written and directed by

Lucas Estevan Soares




Lucas Estevan Soares; Ana de Ferro;

Wawa Black; Paulo Matos; Wagner Jovanaci

Produced by

Rhaissa Gonçalves


Fernando works with his father delivering romantic messages given as gifts to people all over town on board a telegram service car called "Neon Heart". After a performance that ended in tragedy, Fernando's life changes completely and he embarks on a crazy journey in the name of love.

Official Neon Heart Poster


Neon Heart is a Brazilian feature film, genre: drama/action, written and directed by Lucas Estevan Soares and produced by Rhaissa Gonçalves.


The film was screened for the first time on April 7, 2022 at Cinemark Memorial City, in Houston (USA).


From then on, it participated in several national and international film festivals, premiering in Brazilian movie theaters on March 9, 2023.


Neon Heart received several nominations, being awarded at the Moscow International Film Festival, in Russia, at the WorldFest Houston, in the United States, and at FestCine Pedra Azul, in Espírito Santo, Brazil.

New Brazilian Popular Cinema

Neon Heart had its European premiere at the 75th Marché du Film, at the Cannes Film Festival, in France. Neon Heart was cited by critics as “The New Brazilian Popular Cinema”.  This means that the film strikes the perfect balance between commercial cinema and auteur cinema.

Neon Heart's film crew

1st Brazilian film in Dolby Atmos 9.1

The film is the first Brazilian film with Dolby Atmos 9.1 “immersive sound” technology, which places the viewer in a “bubble” in which sound can be emitted from any position, depending on what happens in the film, allowing the listener to perceive the difference between sounds received from different directions.

História (contexto)


Neon Heart Pre-Production

Check out behind-the-scenes images from Neon Heart's pre-production below. Click the [MORE] button to check out the full gallery of pre-production photos.

Web series: pre-production Neon Heart

Watch the 13-episode web series behind the scenes of Neon Heart's pre-production. Use the arrows to navigate and click on the images below to watch each episode.


Neon Heart Production

Neon Heart was produced by Rhaissa Gonçalves and Lucas Estevan Soares through the International House of Cinema (IHC), which financed 100% of the US$320K budget used in the project with its own resources, raised by its work developed in the United States. The independent production, in the “guerilla cinema” style, did not use public financing resources. During distribution phase, the film brought on board one more private investor, the tech entrepreneur Mehdi Avdi, who invested an additional US$100K directed for marketing and distribution costs.

The feature film was filmed in the second half of 2019 in Curitiba, in the Boqueirão neighborhood, with post-production being carried out during the covid-19 pandemic. The first Brazilian film finished with Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology, the film featured a cast entirely drawn from the Curitiba art scene.

The idea for the project came from director Lucas Estevan Soares' fascination with the dynamics of singing telegram car services (something totally unique to Brazil), and he then imagined a chase involving one of these vehicles, materialized in the film as “Boquelove”, the nickname for the blue 1975 Ford Corcel that gives the film its name.

Check out behind-the-scenes images from the Neon Heart's production below. Click at the [MORE] button to check out the complete photo gallery from the production.

Web series: Neon Heart production 

Watch the 21-episode web series of the behind-the-scenes Neon Heart's production. Use the arrows to navigate and click on the images below to watch each episode.