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The Mole Agent

Producers Marcela Santibañez


Romulo, a private investigator, has been hired to do a study of a retirement home where residents are thought to be victims of abuse. To this end, he trains an 83-year-old man to live as a Mole Agent inside the home. Once inside, the mole struggles to assume his detective role as he gradually becomes one more resident in it.

About The Team

Maite Alberdi (Director) was nominated for the Goya Awards in 2016 with Tea Time, as the first documentary recipient of the Best Ibero-American Film award. She directed the feature films The Lifeguard (2011), Tea Time (2014) and The Grown Ups (2015), and the short film I’m Not From Here (2016), all of which premiered at IDFA and have garnered awards at international festivals.

Marcela Santibáñez (Producer) is a Fulbright Scholar. In the year 2014, she acquired her MFA in Film Producing at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. She produced the TV Show Chile Suena, winner of the Chilean National TV Fund. During the years 2012-2015 she resided in Los Angeles, where she interned at Participant Media and Tugg Inc, and produced a TV pilot and three award winning short films. Upon her return to Chile, she has worked with Maite Alberdi, having managed the Goya Awards campaign for Alberdi’s Tea Time, in addition to producing The Mole Agent. She’s also producing the documentary Flow from director Nicolás Molinain.

Julie Goldman (Executive Producer) founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is an Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films. Julie is producer of Life, Animated and executive producer of Weiner, both of which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Life, Animated won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award, was released by The Orchard and was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award. Weiner won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize, was released by IFC Films & Showtime and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award. She produced Gideon’s Army, Manhunt, God Loves Uganda, The Great Invisible, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and Buck. She consulted on the Academy Award-winning The Cove and produced the Oscar shortlisted Sergio. Julie is on the Board of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The Mole Agent is a Cinereach grantee.