MAITE ALBERDI, DIRECTOR
Resonant docu-feature “Tea Time,” now in post-production, about old dears who’ve had a cuppa together for decades, stood out at pix-in-post showcase BAL Goes to Cannes. Now shooting “Children,” about a group of youngsters with Down’s Syndrome. A young rep of Chile’s vibrant docu-pic production sector.
GUILLERMO AMOEDO, WRITER-DIRECTOR
A co-scribe on Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock, Knock,” plus Nicolas Lopez’s “Aftershock,” Amoedo is helming first feature: “The Foreigner,” an English-language mystery thriller that is more grounded than most vampire films, Amoedo says. Set in Canada’s Northwest, it is produced by Lopez and presented by Roth.
ALVARO CEPPI, WRITER-DIRECTOR-PRODUCER
Broke through with Cartoon Network Latin America series “Zumbastico Fantastico,” and developing two animation projects: “The Mango Brothers,” about aliens wanting to conquer a planet occupied by fruit and vegetables, and “Tony and His Odd Manual to Repair People.”
REBECA GUTIERREZ, PRODUCER
Through label Pinda Producciones made a name backing new Chilean directors such as Mauricio Lopez Fernandez, whose “The Guest” bows this year. Busy prepping “The First of the Family” by Carlos Leiva. Also works for Cinestacion, where she is producing “Late to Die Young,” directed by Rotterdam Tiger winner Dominga Sotomayer (“Thursday Till Sunday”).
FERNANDO GUZZONI, WRITER-DIRECTOR
Fiction feature debut “Dog Flesh” won San Sebastian’s New Directors. He’s prepping father-son drama “Nobody Boy” whose five-way co-prod structure — France’s JBA, Chile’s Rampante, Holland’s Lemming Film, Germany’s Unafilm, and Colombia’s Burning Blue — underscores large international interest.
FLORENCIA LARREA, PRODUCER
Exec producer on Sebastian Silva’s Sundance winner “Crystal Fairy,” Larrea has joined Gregorio Gonzalez at production house Forastero (“The Maid”), bringing with her Rodrigo Sepulveda’s “Aurora,” winner of Miami Fest and Toulouse’s pics-in-post contests, and Pablo Stoll’s upcoming zombie movie “The Summer Hit.”
AUGUSTO MATTE, PRODUCER
Now co-heading shingle Jirafa, the outgoing Matte continues the company’s expansion from straight-arrow arthouse into what he dubs Latino indie filmmaking, teaming with Alejandro Fernandez Almendras for “La Indomita Luz” and an untitled Kiki Sugino sci-fi thriller. In post: Cristian Jimenez’s dysfunctional family drama “Voice Over”; and in development is “Parable of the Blind Christ” and Marcela Said’s “Small Talk.”
CHRISTOPHER MURRAY, WRITER-DIRECTOR
He’s working on sophomore outing, “The Parable of a Blind Christ,” developed at Torino Film Lab, which probes the relationship between storytelling and faith in Chile’s poorest outback. Murray explores the desert landscapes where silence and myth still reign, themes in keeping with his debut, “Manuel de Rivera.”
GIANCARLO NASSI, PRODUCER
A welcome addition to Chile’s international co-production scene, Nassi produces for Rampante Films and Don Quijote Films, setting up international production partnerships on Matias Rojas’ “In the Shade of the Trees,” “Nobody Boy” and Jairo Boisier’s “Radiestesia.”
IGAL WEITZMAN, WRITER-DIRECTOR-PRODUCER
Unveiled at Cannes, English-lingo, U.S.-cast “Blood Sugar Baby,” Weitzman’s calling card, features a kick-ass dame pursued by a motley crew of psychopathic mobsters, in a Chilean take on grindhouse. Up next: Alex Garcia-produced police thriller “Rage,” which Weitzman
dubs “The Departed” meets “Training Day.”