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Niles Atallah

Niles Atallah


Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2012
Script&Pitch Participant 2011


Niles Atallah lives and works in Santiago, Chile. Born in California in 1978, he is a dual citizen of both Chile and the U.S. He has a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Niles works as a writer and director in feature film, music videos, video art work, installations and short films. He also works as a director of photography and created Diluvio, a film production company in Chile.

His first feature Lucía premiered at San Sebastián in 2010. Lucía was awarded the FIPRESCI Critics Prize, Prix Découverte de la Critique Française and Prix Spécial du Jury in Toulouse and Best Director at the Valdivia International Film Festival in Chile. Lucia, Luis y el Lobo, a series of two short films he co-directed with Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña, totaled over 1 million online views.

Niles developed Rey at the TorinoFilmLab and the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam. It will be his second feature film.