It’s with great pleasure we introduce you directors Patrícia Rodrigues and Joana Nogueira and their movie “That’s how it was”.


Patricia Rodrigues was born in Albufeira, Portugal, in 1989. With a degree in Communication Design and Audiovisual Production, concluded in 2010, at the ESART, of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal. She worked as a graphic designer developing skills in Branding. In 2012, she decided to invest in her own interests, and applied for a Masters in Illustration and Animation at the IPCA, in Barcelos, Portugal. Currently, she resides in Oporto, and is finalizing her master’s thesis. She has worked in different areas like graphic design, illustration, motion graphic and animation.

Joana Nogueira was born in 1988 in Moledo do Minho. She holds a degree in Fine Arts, from ESAD Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, and is currently finishing a Masters in Illustration and Animation, in IPCA in Barcelos, Portugal. After her degree, she taught Visual Arts to high school students. Now she is working as a freelance sculptor, illustrator and animator. She also organizes and teaches visual arts classes for kids and workshops for adults.