THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS FOREVER
In 1976, Julio Jaramillo (40) comes out of hiding in order to fulfill previously arranged concerts in Guayaquil, the biggest city in Ecuador. The excitement is palpable as the idol takes the stage again after a long leave of absence, His loving fans cheer passionately but for the first time Julio’s voice betrays him; it’s weak, sick, only a notch above the voice of a cantina drunkard. As he finishes the song accompanied by horrible booing, Julio realizes he might have lost his gift: the voice that took him out of poverty and into the musical stratosphere of Latin America.
Javier is an Ecuadorian award-winning writer/director.
He has an MFA in film directing from the School of the Arts at Columbia University. His debut feature, the award-winning PORCELAIN HORSE, was selected as Ecuador’s official entry for the 2014 Academy Awards on the Best Foreign Film category.
He is currently finishing his second feature film LO INVISIBLE.
Chris is an American Emmy Award-winning cinematographer.
A Columbia University alumnus, he was the cinematographer on Ecuador’s 2014 oscar submission PORCELAIN HORSE. Chris was later awarded Best Cinematography at Tribeca Film Festival for his work in LOVE AFTER LOVE and has also lensed several films selected and awarded at Sundance including OBVIOUS CHILD, LANDLINE, PEOPLE PLACES THINGS, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.
In 2019, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for Netflix’s RUSSIAN DOLL.
Barbara is a Mexican/Argentinian Academy Award-nominated production designer.
She won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale for Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Production Design for THE PRIZE, Her work on EL MAS BUSCADO won her the Mexican Academy’s Ariel, for which she has been nominated on six other occasions.
Barbara has worked as a set decorator with Oscar-winning production designer Eugenio Caballero on RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, and in Alfonso Cuaron’s Golden Globe, BAFTA and Best Foreign Picture Oscar winner: ROMA, for which she shared the Production Design Oscar nomination with Caballero.
Andrea is a Chilean Editor and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
She holds an MFA from Columbia University and is widely acknowledged as one of Latin America’s most experienced and skilled editors. Andrea has worked in over 50 films that include Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize winner VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN, as well as Pablo Larrain’s TONY MANERO, POST-MORTEM and NO, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2012.