Area Q

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Area Q
Directed by Gerson Sanginitto
Written by Julia Camara
Gerson Sanginitto
Starring Isaiah Washington
Tania Khalill
Murilo Rosa
Music by Perry La Marca
Cinematography Carina Sanginitto
Edited by David A. Davidson
Helgi Thor
Reef Pictures
Sophia Filmes
Distributed by California Filmes (Brazil)
Release date
  • October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22) (Hollywood Film Festival)
  • April 13, 2012 (2012-04-13) (Brazil)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Brazil
United States
Language Portuguese
Budget $4 million[1]
Box office $189,895[2]

Area Q (Área Q in Brazilian Portuguese) is a 2011 American-Brazilian science fiction movie directed by Gerson Sanginitto. It was shot in Los Angeles and multiple locations in the Brazilian state of Ceará.[3]


The film follows the story of Thomas Mathews, a well-known and award-winning reporter who suffers a big impact with the disappearance of his son. A year later, Thomas has not discovered anything about the kidnapping and remains obsessed with it to the point of being about to lose his home and his job.

In order to help him, his boss offers a special project, in which the journalist must investigate cases of UFO sightings, close encounters of the first, second and third kind and even abductions. For this task he must travel to Ceará, Brazil, in the cities of Quixadá and Quixeramobim, known as "Area Q".

It is during investigations that Thomas meets João Batista, a man who has many answers about what is happening in this area and also about his son. Gradually, he begins to realize that he is about to experience the greatest discovery of his life.[4]


  • Isaiah Washington as Thomas Mathews
  • Murilo Rosa as João Batista
  • Tania Khalill as Valquiria
  • Ricardo Conti as Eliosvaldo
  • Leslie Lewis Sword as Carol Matthews
  • Jordan Jones as Peter Mathews
  • Jenny Vilim as Cynthia


  1. ^ Nogueira, Marcos Diogo (April 5, 2012). "Um produtor de corpo e alma". Istoé Independente (in Portuguese). Editora Três. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2012 Brazil Yearly Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Área Q, filmado entre o Ceará e a Califórnia, concorre a prêmios". Tribuna do Ceará (in Portuguese). Universo Online. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Área Q longa nacional mistura elementos de ficção cietífica e abordagem espiritualista". Guia da Semana (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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