Mendoza gets ready for Verónica

20 07 2010

The shooting began for “The Passion of Veronica Videla“; the feature will be the directorial debut of my friend Cristian Pellegrini. The production is in the hands of “Pandito Films”, founded by Cristian and Andrea Puebla.

I studied film together with Cristian and Andrea in the Escuela Regional Cuyo de Cine y Video, and we shape an excellent team, so I am very pleased to see that the script that Cristian wrote as his thesis finally takes the screen.

The drama tells the story of Veronica, a transvestite from Mendoza who earns her living by telling the fortune. She has two passions: to study psychology at university, which is her greatest desire and, live in Mendoza, which suffers due to the existence of Article 80 of the Offences Code which prohibits transvestites walk freely across the street. Her life gets more complicated when she tries to go to college and administrative obstacles are imposed, also will raise the change of identity as a prerequisite to enter.

The movie will be filmed entirely in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.

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Call for entries! Documentary Film and Media Arts Festival San Juan 2010

2 06 2010

The Secretariat of Culture of the Province of San Juan calls to participate in the Official Competition Feature Documentary and Short Films (documentaries, fiction and animation) to be held during the 1st Documentary Film and Media Arts Festival San Juan 2010.

My dear friends and colleagues Andrea Puebla and Cristian Pellegrini are responsible for the general production and artistic direction of the Festival.

Registrations are open until 28th June inclusive.

La Subsecretaría de Cultura de la provincia de San Juan invita a participar de la Competencia Oficial de Largometrajes Documentales y Cortometrajes (documentales, ficción y animación) que se desarrollará durante el 1º Festival de Cine Documental y Artes Audiovisuales San Juan 2010.

Mis estimados amigos y colegas Andrea Puebla y Cristian Pellegrini están a cargo de la Producción general y dirección artística del festival.

Las inscripciones se encuentran abiertas hasta el 28 de junio inclusive.

Información / Information:

Subsecretaría de Cultura

Av. Libertador Gral. San Martín 750 (oeste)

3º piso, Núcleo cuatro

Centro Cívico

Ciudad de San Juan

Teléfono / Phone:

+ 54 264-4306640/42 de 12:00 a 20:00 hs.

Bases y Fichas de Inscripción / Bases and submission form:


11 11 2009


Pandito Films SRL is a cinematographic production company placed in Mendoza, Argentina dedicated to do services of production for those who need to manage on the “Argentine west ” to film. As its first full-length film “Veronica Videla’s passion” is in stage of pre production and we begin shooting in the province of Mendoza in 2010.

Pandito Films SRL es una productora cinematográfica situada en al provincia de Mendoza, Argentina dedicada a servicios de producción para quienes necesitan llegar al “oeste argentino” a filmar. Como opera prima, el largometraje “La pasión de Verónica Videla” se encuentra en etapa de pre producción y comenzamos el rodaje en la provincia de Mendoza en el 2010.

Last day filming PACO in Buenos Aires

15 12 2008

On Friday December 12Th we finished shooting “PACO” directed by Diego Rafecas in which I was part of the direction team along with Natalia Urruty, Cristian Pellegrini, Mariano Biasin and Yanina Mc Kerlie. The film was shot in the cities of San Luis and Buenos Aires for seven weeks and part of the team will fly to South Africa to film the last scenes. It will also count with interpretations performed by Charo Bogarín, who is part of the cast.

El Viernes 12 de Diciembre terminamos el rodaje del largometraje “PACO” dirigido por Diego Rafecas, en el que trabaje como parte del equipo de direccion junto a Natalia Urruty, Cristian Pellegrini, Mariano Biasin y Yanina Mc Kerlie. La pelicula se Filmo en las Ciudades de San Luis y Buenos Aires durante siete semanas y se terminaran de rodar en Sudáfrica las ultimas escenas del filme. Tambien contara con interpretaciones en toba de Charo Bogarín, quien forma parte del elenco.

Here are some pictures of the film from picasaweb “Vale Fiorini
Aqui hay algunas fotos del filme de picasaweb Vale Fiorini

The Direction Team

The Direction TeamShooting outdoors

Shooting at "Villa 21"

Shooting at "Villa 21"

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“La Luce nel Coure” by Alberto Simone (2008)

23 04 2008

Two days ago I started working in the film “La Luce nel Cuore” (aka In nome del figlio) by the Italian Director Alberto Simone. This movie is produced by Dauphine Film Company (Italy), Rai Fiction (Italy) and Delta Producciones (Argentina). It is a true story about a 10 year-old boy that in November 1992 falls into coma due to a brain stroke. We are filming in Buenos Aires for five weeks. The actors playing the leading roles are Renato Quattordio Dolhacaray (Argentinean young actor) as Gianluca Sciortino (the boy in coma); David Coco as the boy’s father and Lorenza Indovina as the mother. One more time I am working in the direction team with my friends and colleagues Cristian Pellegrini and Carina “Tur K” Sama.

Hace dos días comencé mi trabajo en la película “La Luce nel Cuore” (aka In nome del figlio) del director italiano Alberto Simone. Este largometraje está producido por Dauphine Film Company (Italia), Rai Fiction (Italia) y Delta Producciones (Argentina). Es la historia real de un niño de 10 años que en Noviembre de 1992 cae en coma debido a una hemorragia cerebral. Estaremos rodando la película en Buenos Aires por cinco semanas. Los actores que interpretan a los personajes principales son Renato Quattordio Dolhacaray (Argentino) como Gianluca Sciortino (el niño en coma); David Coco como el padre del niño y Lorenza Indovina como la madre. Una vez más formo parte del equipo de dirección junto con mis amigos y colegas Cristian Pellegrini and Carina “Tur K” Sama.

It’s a wrap! HSM “El Desafio” Mexico

14 04 2008

After eight weeks shooting in Buenos Aires, Argentina we have finished rolling High School Musical “El Desafio” (watch video from Disney Planet). All the cast and crew are tired but happy of living such a great experience and making so many good friends. I must say that we built a great team with Cristian Pellegrini, Marcelo Pozzo, Yanina McKerlie, Boris Pineiro, Santiago Morone, Gonzalo Matijas, Romina Sarlinga, Milagros Hormazabal and all the rest of the direction team!
We have lived great moments at HSM… such as when Jesse & Joy participated in the film (and other moments not so good but fun… like fighting the mosquitoes). What do you think guys?

Después de ocho semanas de rodar en Buenos Aires, Argentina hemos terminado de filmar High School Musical “El Desafío” (watch video from Disney Planet). Todo el elenco y equipo técnico están cansados pero contentos de dejar una experiencia tan buena y hacer muchos amigos. Debo decir que formamos un gran equipo con Cristian Pellegrini, Marcelo Pozzo, Yanina McKerlie, Boris Piñeiro, Santiago Morone, Gonzalo Matijas, Romina Sarlinga, Milagros Hormazabal y el resto del equipo de dirección!
Pasamos muy buenos momentos en HSM… como cuando
Jesse & Joy participaron en la película (y otros momentos no tan agradables pero divertidos… como luchar contra los mosquitos). Ustedes que piensan chicos?

During the shooting

During the shooting

Maria Jose Reynals; Eduardo Ripari and Marcelo Iaccarino among other crew members

Maria Jose Reynals; Eduardo Ripari and Marcelo Iaccarino among other crew members

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Cameras Rolling for High School Musical Mexico – HSM “El Desafio” in Argentina

26 02 2008

Today I started working in the shooting of High School Musical Mexico “El Desafio” as part of the direction team. This feature film is Directed by Eduardo Ripari, assisted by Natalia Urruty and Juan Pablo Miller is in charge of the Production Management. Cristobal Orellana and Mariana Magana are performing the leading roles, both winners from the reality contest “High School Musical La Seleccion” in Mexico. The film is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, TV Azteca and Patagonik film group. There are a lot of new faces and excitement in the team… happily, my friend Crisitian Pellegrini is working as 2nd Assistant Director! At the same time, the version of High School Musical for Argentina is being shot back to back with this production. This version is Directed by Jorge Nisco with the leading roles performed by Agustina Vera and Fernando Dente.

Hoy empecé a trabajar en el rodaje de High School Musical Mexico “El Desafio” como parte del equipo de dirección. Este largometraje está dirigido por Eduardo Ripari, asistido por Natalia Urruty, y Juan Pablo Miller como Jefe de Producción. Cristobal Orellana y Mariana Magana interpretan a los personajes principales, ambos ganadores del reality show “High School Musical La Seleccion” en Mexico. La película está producida por Walt Disney Pictures, TV Azteca y Patagonik film group. Hay muchas caras nuevas y entusiasmo en el equipo… aparte, mi amigo Crisitian Pellegrini es el primer ayudante de dirección! A la misma vez, la versión de High School Musical para Argentina se está filmando codo a codo con esta producción. Esta versión está dirigida por Jorge Nisco y los personajes principales interpretados por Agustina Vera y Fernando Dente.

Thanks to for the video. To see it in High Quality, click here.
Gracias a por el Video. Para ver el video en calidad alta, haga click aqui.