'Nobody's Watching (Nadie Nos Mira)' a Collaboration Between Film Professors and Alumni Wins Best Screenplay at the Premios Cóndor de Plata in Argentina
September 12, 2018
Nobody's Watching (Nadie Nos Mira), written, directed & co-produced by Alumna Julia Solomonoff '01, co-written by Adjunct Film Professor and Alumna Christina Lazaridi '98, produced by Alumna Elisa Lleras '11 and co-produced by Film Professor and Alumnus Bogdan Apetri '06, won the Best Screenplay award at the Premios Cóndor de Plata in Argentina.
Nobody’s Watching is a character driven film about an actor from Argentina. According to the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film premiered last year, “Nico is a famous actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the Big Apple, he needs to juggle bartending, babysitting and odd jobs to keep himself afloat.” The film was a New York Times Critics’ Pick in September 2017 and received a limited theatrical release in the US.
The film stars Argentinian actor Guillermo Pfening, as Nico, who won the Tribeca Film Festival award for Best Actor in the International Competition. According to Variety, “Sensitive writing, a sharp understanding of milieu and a superb performance by Guillermo Pfening.”
The film is director Julia Solomonoff’s third feature film. Her previous feature The Last Summer of la Boyita was co-produced by Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo Films and won over 20 international awards. Lazaridi who has co-written this film, is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and her most recent feature script, Murina (co-written with Alumna A. Kusijanovic ’16) will be co-produced by Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods and RT Features in 2019. Co-producer Bogdan Apetri most recently co-produced Blaze, a film directed by Ethan Hawke.