EDUARDO
ALBUQUERQUE
 

2021





O GRANDE GONZALEZ
2015



O Grande Gonzalez was a TV series produced by Porta dos Fundos for FOX Latin America, which Eduardo Albuque served as a staff writer. 

Synopsis: A failed magician dies during a number at a kid's party and everyone is a suspect.



click to watch O Grande Gonzalez


Created and directed by Ian SBF






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Porta dos Fundos is a comedy group and cultural phenomenom wit over 17 million subscribers on Youtube. It was sold in 2017 to VIACOM for $11 million.

When creators Ian SBF and Gregório Duvivier had “O Grande Gonzales” deadlines coming up and were busy with a lot of other Porta dos Fundos projects (features, cartoons, sketches...), Producer Tereza Gonzalez called Eduardo Albuquerque, with whom she’d worked on “A esperança é a última que morre” to come aboard with his TV writing experience to help speed up the develop proccess and write the scripts so production could start.

It was the first time Albuquerque worked with Ian SBF, someone he admired since “Anões em Chamas”, however, he had history with other Porta dos Fundos members, knowing João Vicente de Castro since childhood (their mothers were friends), and having worked with Gregorio Duvivier multiple times (Decida o Tetr4 being one of them). Then Porta do Fundos’ actress Clarice Falcão was also family acquaintence of Albuquerque and then director Rodrigo Magal went to film school with him.


Albuquerque (bottom right corner) with some of the Porta dos Fundos crew at São Salvador Plaza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) during a “O Grande Gonzalez” Happy Hour


While credited throughout the series, Eduardo Albuquerque only participated in the development stage and the writing of the pilot and the two first episodes.




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