Alison McAlpine (Writer/Director/Producer, Second Sight Pictures) - Alison’s roots are in poetry, which she began writing as a teenager, publishing in her early twenties. At a writing workshop in Banff the novelist Alistair MacLeod described her work as film poetry. Soon she discovered theatre in Ireland, writing highly visual poetic monologues which were performed in Dublin. In Canada, Alison formed a theatre company and wrote and directed plays that were presented at festivals in Canada, Ireland and France. She was encouraged towards cinema and received a commission to write a TV Opera based on a play she had written. The mid-length film SECOND SIGHT (2008), “a nonfiction ghost story,” was screened at more than 35 international film festivals. She had two BBC Commissions, versions of “Second Sight”. “Ghostman of Skye” was “Pick of the Day” or “Critics Choice” in every UK newspaper. CIELO is Alison’s first feature film.

Carmen Garcia (Executive Producer, Argus Films) Carmen Garcia produces documentary films exploring and questioning social, political and cultural issues from a humanistic perspective. Her company, Argus Films, has a large experience of filming on all continents and counts with a team of seasoned filmmakers and collaborators who have won many awards for their work.

Paola Castillo (Co-Producer, Errante Producciones) Director and Producer of acclaimed Chilean documentaries and international documentaries such as Beyond My Grandfather Allende (Documentary first prize, Cannes). Executive Director of CHILEDOC, which helps distributes Chilean documentaries. Paola has also been an invited to serve on juries and conferences at many festivals such as IDFA, DOKLeipzig, It’s All True etc.

Benjamin Echazarreta (Director of Photography) - Born in Paris and based in Santiago, Benjamin’s work as a Director of Photography includes A FANTASTIC WOMAN (2017), REY (2017), SEX LIFE OF PLANTS (2015), GLORIA (2013), EL CIRCUITO DE ROMAN (2011), MOZART’S SISTER (2010), NAVIDAD (2009), HINTERLAND (2007, Tiger Award), 1,2,3 WHITEOUT (2007) and L’EVANGILE DU COCHON CREOLE (2004).

Andrea Chignoli (Editor) - Based in Santiago, Andrea has worked as a film editor since 1995. Her filmography includes THE DESERT BRIDE (2017), THE BLIND CHRIST (2016), NO (2012, Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film), VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN (2012, Sundance World Competition Jury Award), CIRCUMSTANCE (2011, Sundance Audience Award, U.S. Competition), POST MORTEM (2010), THE GOOD LIFE (2009, Goya Award, Best Foreign Film) and TONY MANERO (2008).

Phillippe Lauzier (Music Composer) - Philippe Lauzier is a Montreal based musician dedicated to the art of improvisation. He has toured Europe, North America and Australia with groups like Sainct Laurens, Quartetski, Toiture and Not the Music, as well as playing concerts with the musicians Alexandre St-Onge, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Martin Tétreault, Kim Myhr, Franz Hautzinger, Xavier Charles, Jim Denley, Tatsuya Nakatani among others. Phillipe also creates sound installations and music for films, contemporary dance and theatre.

Miguel Hormazábal (Sound Design/Supervision) – Miguel’s numerous credits include THE DESERT BRIDE (2017), NERUDA (2017, Fenix Award Nomination, Best Sound), EL CLUB (2015, Fenix Award Nomination, Best Sound), NO (Academy Award nominee, 2013) (2014), Violeta se fué a los Cielos (2013); POST MORTEM (2010) , MACHUCA (2004, Ariel Award Nominee).


Writer, Director, Producer: Alison McAlpine (Second Sight Pictures)

Executive Producer: Carmen Garcia (Argus Films)

Co-Producer: Paola Castillo (Errante Producciones)

Producer, Marketing and Distribution: Sean Farnel

Editing: Andrea Chignoli

Director of Photography: Benjamin Echazarreta

Music Composer: Philippe Lauzier

Sound Supervision/Design: Miguel Hormazábal

Timelapses: Alison McAlpine, Benjamin Echnzarreta, Cristian Valenzuela, Diego Delanoe

Sound Recording: Andres Carrasco, Rodrigo Salvatierra, Carlo Sanchez Farías, Claudio Vargas

Organic Visual Effects: Phantom® cameras by, Philippe Toupin - Supervision VFX, Mathieu, Laverdière – Director Photography, Alexander Storm- Asst

Drone Photography: Ariel Marinkovic, Martín Cruz,

Narration: Alison McAlpine

Narration Recording and Coaching: Catherine Van Der Donckt

Timelapses Consultant: Babak A. Tafreshi

Musicians: Philippe Lauzier, Pierre-Yves MARTEL

Post-Production Sound: Filmo Studios

Re-recording Mixer, Editor of Direct Sound: Mauricio López

Sound Editing: Ivo Moraga,

Foley: Sole Vargas, Ivo Moraga

Post-Production Image: Post-Moderne

Colorist: Charles Boileau

On-line Editor and VFX: Étienne Beaupré


a Second Sight Pictures production

in association with Argus Films

in association with documentary Channel

in co-production with Errante Producciones

With the financial participation of

Consejo Nacional de la Cultura Y las Artes, Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual, Gobierno de Chile

La Sodec, Québec

Québec Credit d’impôt cinéma et télévision, Gestation Sodec

Canadian Media Fund

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

CORFO, Gobierno de Chile

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseils des Arts et des lettres du Québec

This film could never have been completed without the support, generosity and enormous creative contributions of my collaborators.

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