Phantom Project

Phantom Project

Chile | 2022 | 85 min | Roberto Doveris

April 14 - 24, 2022

Following his roommate’s sudden departure, Pablo finds that a vintage sweater left behind comes attached with a certain mischievous spirit, sending the struggling actor on a colorful quest alongside fellow hustling millennials in this sly, playful comedy.

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Once his roommate Hector (Ernesto Melendez) unexpectedly moves out, 30-year-old actor Pablo (Juan Cano) finds himself in a bind familiar to anyone who’s ever struggled to make it as an artist. Tired of his role-playing gig at a local medical school and eager to make a living as a professional film performer, Pablo and his sweet dog Susan find themselves no more than a paycheck away from being kicked out of their Santiago, Chile, apartment and out onto the streets. But when footsteps and banging are heard, cups and plates begin breaking, and bruises mysteriously appear on his back, Pablo soon discovers he has another problem: an oversized, diamond-patterned vintage cardigan sweater left behind by Hector has a certain mischievous spirit attached to it. Soon fielding advice from his colorful group of fellow millennials, including semi-famous YouTuber Francisco (Fernando Castillo), spacey herbalist Tere (Rocio Monasterio), and beautiful fellow actor Antonia (Ingrid Isensee), and falling into an unexpectedly charged encounter with mysterious singer Sofia Del Valle (Violeta Castillo), Pablo quickly learns to navigate the ins-and-outs of life as a creative spirit, leading to a surprising, spiritually charged sexual encounter. A delightfully offbeat, fresh new comedy with a loose, comfy feel—much like a certain sweater—from writer/director Roberto Doveris.

— Hebe Tabachnik

  • Original Language Title: Proyecto Fantasma (Ghost Project)
  • Director: Roberto Doveris
  • Principal Cast: Juan Cano, Fernando Castillo, Violeta Castillo, Ingrid Isensee, Paloma Larrain, Fernanda Toledo
  • Premiere Status: North American
  • Country: Chile
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 85 min
  • Producer: Roberto Doveris, Aura Sinclair
  • Screenplay: Roberto Doveris
  • Cinematographers: Patricio Alfaro
  • Filmography: Las Plantas (2015)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: PATRA SPANOU FILM