SYNOPSIS

EN LAS NUBES (In the Clouds) explores the complicated -and often comedic- differences between how we think romance should work and how it actually does. Set around Buenos Aires during one momentous week in the lives of Mariela, an Argentinean illustrator, and Oliver, an American dog food executive working abroad, the film takes a look at cultural disagreements about intimacy and the way the once-simple idea of a marriage proposal has taken on an increasingly public, and sometimes ridiculous, weight in this golden age of YouTube.

MARCELO MITNIK

WRITER - DIRECTOR - PRODUCER

Marcelo grew up and attended film school in Córdoba, Argentina. After producing and directing commercials and music videos, he moved to the U.S. to study at UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television, where he received his Master's degree in screenwriting. His work as a director, writer, and producer has appeared at over a hundred film festivals worldwide and has won or been nominated for many festival and industry awards. This includes the Oscar-nominated documentary CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES (co-writer and executive producer) and IN THE CLOUDS (writer, director, producer), winner of thirty international awards.

His screenwriting work, both in English and Spanish, has been recognized with a British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA/ LA) Fellowship and a Sloan Film Award, among others, and includes the screenplay for "Pretending”—a remake of a South American film of the same name—and the script for the European/Canadian project “Dreamland.” Marcelo is currently preparing what will be his feature film debut as a director, while also working both as producer and writer of a number of remake projects of South American films, including the English- language remake of Berlin Film Festival winner “Gigante.”. More information at: www.mitnik.org.

DAVE KAJGANICH

PRODUCER

Dave is a screenwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. He wrote and exec produced the film A BIGGER SPLASH for director Luca Guadagnino, which had its premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival. The film stars Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, and Matthias Schoenaerts. He also wrote TRUE STORY, released earlier this year, starring Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Felicity Jones. As well, he is developing for AMC a dramatic series about capital punishment in Texas, titled GOLIATH, and also writing and exec producing, with Ridley Scott, a limited series about the doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage, titled THE TERROR, to begin production next summer.

PAULA MANZANEDO-SCHMIT

PRODUCER

Paula was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a degree in Communication Science from the University of Buenos Aires. She started her career in film production in Argentina including commercial, short, feature and documentary Films. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she acquired greater experience in production, postproduction and visual effects. As Vice President of Film Finances, Inc., the world leader in completion guarantees, Paula has overseen the production and postproduction of more than 1,000 films and television programs both in the US and internationally. She has extensive experience in production in Latin America, and has worked on Films shooting in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Film Finances’ recent projects include The Hunger Games, 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, Her, Dallas Buyers Club, All Is Lost, Lone Survivor, Inside Llewyn Davis, Grand Hotel Budapest, Enough Said, Mud, The Spectacular Now, and many others.

POLA ZITO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Based in Buenos Aires, Pola has produced feature films, documentaries, and commercials, mostly within the production company K&S ("Tiempo de valientes," “The Official Story," “El perro,” “Séptimo,” etc.). Some of her most recent films include 2015 Oscar-nominated “Wild Tales” (directed by Damian Szifron, starring Ricardo Darin, Rita Cortese, Dario Grandinetti, Oscar Martinez, and Maria Oneto), “The Last Elvis” (directed by Armando Bo), and “Los Marziano” (directed by Ana Katz), among others.

ALEX ZITO

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Alex is a producer based in Buenos Aires. Some of his Films include "Las Acacias” (winner of the Caméra d’Or Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival), “Everybody Has a Plan” (directed by Ana Peterbarg, starring Viggo Mortensen), "Un amor” (directed by Paula Hernandez),"Vino para robar” and “Mi primera boda” (directed by Ariel Winograd), and the 2014 hit “Muerte en Buenos Aires” (directed by Natalia Meta). Before becoming a producer, he worked as an editor for many years in films like “XXY”,”La ronda,” "La llamada,” among others. He won the Best Editing Award at the Havana Film Festival for his work in the film “Hoy y Mañana.”

FEDERICO POSTERNAK

CO-PRODUCER

Federico grew up in Buenos Aires, where he has worked for most of his professional life. After making his first steps as an Art Department assistant, he worked as a Location Manager in such films as "Luna de Avellaneda" and "Torrente 3," and the miniseries "Vientos de Agua.” In 2008 he started to focus his work on the production world, working as the Line Producer for Argentina’s and Mexico’s versions of "High School Musical,” and as the Production Manager of "The Secret in Their Eyes,” winner of the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. He has produced feature films, short films, and TV series throughout Latin America, including the very successful “Belgrano" and “Fronteras,” and the documentary "Sara Rus. Tengo que Contar.”

SOL LOPATIN

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Sol was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied at the Escuela Creativa de Fotografía de Andy Goldstein, and later at the Universidad del Cine de Manuel Antin, with a specialization in Cinematography. After working as an electrician and gaffer for over ten years, she began her career as a Director of Photography in 2002. Her work includes a wide range of films, such as “No mires hacia abajo,” directed by Eliseo Subiela , “La rabia,” direct ed by Albertina Carri, “Toda la gente sola,” directed by Santiago Giralt, “Dormir al sol,” directed by Alejandro Chomsky, “Extraños en la noche” and “Un paraíso para los malditos,” directed by Alejandro Montiel, and “El Desafío,” directed by Juan Mauel Rampoldi. She was also a cinematographer for countless music videos, commercials, short films, and TV series, including “El Paraíso” and “Fronteras,” directed by Sabrina Farji, and “23 pares,” directed by Albertina Carri. Her work has been recognized with nominaciones for Cameraimage’s Golden Frog for “La Rabia” in 2008 and for “Un Paraíso para los malditos” in 2014.

MARINA DI PAOLA

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Marina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Stage Design at the university of El Salvador. She later continued her studies at the Massachusetts School of Art, the New York Academy of Arts and, the Parsons School of Visual Arts. Her work as a production designer includes many feature 4films and TV shows, such as “Inheritance", "Blood", "The World Against Me","Nobody Says It’s Easy","Asleep in the Sun”, "23 pairs”, and "A Paradise for the Damned,” among others. She has also worked as a production designer of commercials for Argentina, England, Ireland, Brazil, Spain, and the US. Her work has been recognized with a Ful bright Scholarship/National Funds for the Arts.

ALEJANDRO CARRILLO PENOVI (SAE)

EDITOR

Alejandro was born in México but grew up in Argentina, where he studied Film at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. After working as the Assistant Editor of the famous Argentinean editor Miguel Pérez in several projects, he co- founded Pulso Postproducción and began editing commercials for directors like Daniel Böhm, Andrés Fogwill, Fabián Bielinsky, Pucho Mentasti, and Esteban Sapir, among others. His 4irst feature film project was the critically acclaimed “El aura” (Fabián Bielinsky), followed by “La señal” (Ricardo Darín, Martín Hodara), “La Leyenda” (Sebastián Pivotto), “Igualita a mí” (Diego Kaplan), “Tequila” (Sergio Sánchez Suárez), “La chica del sur” (José Luis García), “Roa” (Andi Baiz), among others. He was nominated for a Premio Sur for Best Editing and twice for a Condor de Plata for Best Editing. His work as a teacher includes seminars at the EICTV in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and at the ENERC.

ALEJANDRO BRODERSOHN (SAE)

EDITOR

Alejandro was born in the United States, but grew up in Argentina, where he studied Diseño de Imagen y Sonido at the UBA and the FUC. He co-edited, still as a student, the movie “Moebius,” directed by Gustavo Mosquera. Since then, he has worked on over 20 feature films, including “Iluminados por el Fuego” (Tristán Bauer), “El Abrazo Partido” (Daniel Burman), “Valentín” (Alejandro Agresti), “El Cielito” (María Victoria Menis), “Cerro Bayo” (Victoria Galardi), “Ciudad de María” (Enrique Bellande), “Música en Espera” (Hernán Goldfrid), “Revolución” (Lenadro Ipiña), “Refugiado” (Diego Lerman), among others. He has also worked on TV, as the editor of the miniseries “Okupas" (Bruno Stagnaro) and “La Casa” (Diego Lerman), and in many commercials. He won the 2008 Premio Sur for best editing for “El Nido Vacío” (Daniel Burman), and the 1998, 2004, and 2006 Condor de Plata for Best Editing for “Buenos Aires Viceversa,” “Valentín,” and “Iluminados por el fuego,” respectively. He also won the 2013 SAE award for Best Editing of an Argentinean Film in the 28th Festival Internacional de Mar del Plata for his work in the documentary “Maravilla, un luchador adentro y afuera del ring” (Juan Pablo Cadaveira).

JOSE MANUEL STREGER (SAE-EDA)

EDITOR

José Manuel studied editing at the Escuela Nacional de Cinematogra4ía in Buenos Aires and furthered his training with Miguel Pérez. He was assistant editor of the 4ilms “Agua y sal”, “Solos en la ciudad,” and “Juntos para siempre” and was the editor of the short film “Nubes,” by Manuel Abramovich. He has worked extensively as the editor of many TV shows and miniseries, narrative and documentary, for Fox Sports, ESPN, Polka producciones, Azteka films, Canal Encuentro, and Paka Paka.

NICOLÁS BARRY and TOMÁS JACOBI

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Nicolás and Tomás are Grammy award-winning Argentinian composers based in Los Angeles, California. They connected while attending Berklee College of Music and later decided to co-found Circle Of Sound, a scoring collective that crafts ideas into viscerally emotive music for film, television and new media. Over the past decade, they have enjoyed collaborating on music for films such as 102 Dalmatians and Beethoven’s 4th and documentaries such as San Vanelona, amongst others. They have also thrived on developing unique music for commercials for Toyota, Microsoft and PlayStation amongst others, as well as for organizations dedicated to the arts such as KCRW. Their curiosity also led them to create music for TV shows such as Warner Brother’s “Mucha Lucha Gigante!” and currently, for Comedy Central’s “Brickleberry”. Amongst these collaborations there have been some truly inspired projects that received international recognition. They have won DIENTE awards’ Gold prize for best use of music for “Axe Random, La Donna E Mobile”, Cannes’ Silver Lion for their work on BGH’s “Summer Hater”, they were the interactive analists at the prestigious ONE SHOW awards for their work on the Toyota Auto-Biography “The Road Test” and they have won a 2005 Grammy award, and a 2006 Latin Grammy nomination.
More information at: www.circle-of-sound.com

GASPAR SCHEUER

SOUND DESIGN

Gaspar has worked as a sound designer in over 30 movies, for directors such as Fernando Birri, Marco Bechis, Pino Solanas, Raúl Perrone, and Daniel Rosenfeld. He has also composed the music for the experimental features “Después de la tierra” (2005) and “Z.U.G.A. “ (2013). In 2006 he wrote and directed his first feature film, “El desierto negro,” which had its premiere at BAFICI (Oficial Selection). His second film as a director, “Samurai,” premiered at the Festival de Mar del Plata, and received the DAC Best Argentinean Director Award. The film also won the Best Film Award at the Festival Audiovisual de Bariloche and the Premio Nacional de la Secretaría de Cultura for Screenwriting.

ROBERTA PESCI

COSTUME DESIGN

Roberta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Diseño de Indumentaria at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Over the past 15 years she has become one of the most proli4ic costume designers in Argentina, having worked in over 40 feature films (directed by Daniel Burman, Damián Szifrón, Anahí Berneri, Ana Katz, and Juan Taratuto, among others). She has also worked in countless commercials (directed by Esteban Sapir, Carlos Sorín, Martín Hodara, Paul Cade, among others), theater plays, and music videos. She is a three-time Condor de Plata nominee and one-time Premios Sur nominee.

MÓNICA GALLAB

ANIMATION

Monica is a Belgian artist and animation director. She studied film and animation production at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth in the UK, and later at ENSAV la Cambre in Brussels. Her short films have widely travelled in the animation and films festival circuit, and have won various prizes between 2009 and 2010. She has more recently been working as a freelance animator and visual artist combining her animation work with installations and interactivity, creating various pieces which have been on show in Belgium, Buenos Aires and South Korea. She currently lives and works in Brussels, creating art and animation for films, commercials, and TV.

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VALERIA
BLANC

(MARIELA)

Valeria was born in Buenos Aires. Her theater work includes “El problema de las tres líneas,” directed by Francisco Sendra 2013 Bienal de Arte Joven de Buenos Aires, “¿Usted sabía que Matta-Clark está muerto?,” directed by Nahuel Cano, Woody Allen’s “Old Saybrook,” directed by Dario Levy, and “La delación de Bertolt Brecht,” directed by Dario Levy. She is currently rehearsing the lead role in “Proyecto Buenos Aires,” directed by Verónica Bustos, as she con tinues her acting training with Alejandro Catalán. Her film work includes “Camino de campaña,” directed by Nicolás Grosso.

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