Phantom Project

Proyecto fantasma

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Pablo is a young actor who dreams of staring at a film. Still, in order to make ends meet he has to work as a simulated patient in medical schools and weird sessions of alternative therapies. But it's not only his career that becomes stuck; his life also seems to be spiraling, as he is still in love with his successful ex-boyfriend, while his roommate disappeared without paying the rent, leaving behind several problems – among them... a ghost. This is the start of Pablo's journey through an unassuming neighborhood of Santiago de Chile, meeting new friends and allies, and finding out that the path to fulfilling his dreams will be more tangled and stranger than he thought. Filmed in early 2021, when pandemic restrictions were still in full force in Chile, and drawing on the filmmaker’s personal experiences and references, this twisted comedy provides a new definition of the “indie” genre, with dramatic and spooky moments alternating with scenes of pure millennial introspection.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Roberto Doveris
Script: Roberto Doveris
Cinematography: Patricio Alfaro
Editing: Sylvana Squiciarini
Sound: Mauricio Flores Roig, Cristian Verdugo
Actors: Juan Cano, Ingrid Isensee, Violeta Castillo, Fernanda Toledo, Fernando Castillo
Production: Niña Niño Films, Agencia Rekia
Producers: Roberto Doveris, Aura Sinclair
Production Design: Constian de la Rosa
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Chile
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 97΄
Contact: Patra Spanou Film
Awards/Distinctions: Best Actor Award (Juan Cano) – BAFICI 2022

Roberto Doveris

Roberto Doveris is a filmmaker, editor, and producer. He was editor-in-chief for five years of atinemaChile, the international agency to promote Chilean cinema in the world. In 2010, Doveris launched the production company Niña Niño Films, where he has directed more than 40 music videos and several advertising campaigns but mostly focuses on producing feature films. His debut film Plants (2016), internationally premiered at the Berlinale Generation 14+, where it won the Grand Jury Prix for Best Feature Film and the Crystal Bear's Special Mention. Phamtom Project, world premiering at IFFR 2022 as part of the Tiger Competition, is a personal project shot with friends and colleagues in his own neighborhood in Santiago.


2016 Las Plantas
2022 Phantom Project