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Max Sir, GENERAL DIRECTION AND DESIGN

MAX SIR is an international artist, originally from Chile and currently based in New York City. Painter, writer, theatre director, actor and photographer, this multifaceted artist has developed his artwork in New York, Moscow, Berlin, Costa Rica, Washington DC, London, Athens, Paris and Saint Petersburg. He is the recipient of National Prize Awards for Painting in his native Chile. His solo exhibition " The Voices of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz", was a historical record of visitors and sales this past 2016 at the IDB Gallery in Washington, DC. His writing also has international recognition; his theatre piece "The Book of Complaints" was awarded a place at the international program Cimientos for the development of new avant-garde theatre, by IATI Theatre in New York City. His latest theatre piece, ALICIA, had it’s world premiere and first season this past February in Teatro Espressivo, the most important private theatre in Central America (Costa Rica). Alicia was conceived, directed, co-written and designed by Max Sir and it's framed in the project PROYECTO ALICIA, consisting of this theatre piece, a series of paintings and the creation and publication of a collection of Art Books. Recently, as an actor, Max played the lead role in the internationally awarded play “Lo que Kurt Cobain se llevó”, for the Hispanic Theatre Festival in New York City. Max is a Licentiate in Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts from the University of Playa Ancha (Universidad de Playa Ancha de Ciencias de la Educación, Chile); he holds a diploma in Cultural and Arts Management and complimentary studies in Architecture from the University of Valparaiso (Chile); he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from the Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Next exhibitions of his work will take place in Berlin, Prague, Athens, Italy and Paris. 

 

Jillian Schllesinger, DOCUMENTARISTA

El próximo Film de la premiada cineasta internacional Jillian Schlesinger será el documental del proceso de "Alicia". Jillian es una cineasta independiente de los Estados Unidos. Su anterior largometraje documental, "Maidentrip" fue un éxito mundial, se estrenó en el festival South by West en 2013 donde ganó el premio Visions Audience; ganó el Festival Director's Award; el Mountain film in Telluride y el Audience Award- Camden International Film Festival, además de nominaciones al Cinema Eye Honors- Achievement in Animation; al Gotham Awards-Audience Choice Award, y al TOHI "Best of the Fest" TOP 10 Films SXSW 2013  Indiewire Best Documentaries of 2014, Nonfics 14 Best Documentaries of 2014. Es una de las cineastas mas reconocidas actualmente en Nueva York. La revista "Paste" nombró a Jillian como "Una de las diez directoras que hay que ver" en el 2014, augurándole un inmenso futuro. Además de cine, Jillian trabaja como escritora, productora y editora en publicidad para televisión, films independientes, PSAs, y cortometrajes. Jillian estudió Creative Writing y Linguistic Anthropology en Brown University.

 
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Fabrizio De Negri, COMPOSITOR

Fabrizzio es el artista encargado de componer la música original de "Alicia". Es un reconocido Compositor y Director de Orquesta. Director de la Banda Sinfónica de la Fach. Compositor de música original para films en Francia, Alemania y Chile. Merecedor en dos ocasiones de la Medalla Diego Aracena, y el Titulo Alumni Trayectoria Destacada 2016 de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Ganador del Premio de la Orquesta MargaMarga y los concursos de composición FOJI y de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile. Master en Artes mención Composición de la Universidad de Chile, Graduado en Ciencias y Artes musicales en la Pontificia UC de Valparaíso. Especializado en Dirección de Orquesta con Guillermo Scarabino en Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires. Es una figura de la cultura en Chile. Ha compuesto obras de concierto presentadas por; L. Gorelik, Garth Newel Piano Quartet, Aymeric Dupre, N. Rauss y R. Saglimbeni en Estados Unidos, Argentina, Chile, México, Venezuela, Canada.