Nicolás Macario Alonso

Nicolás Macario Alonso was born in Argentina in 1975, to a Colombian mother and an Argentine father. He grew up in Colombia where his family moved to in 1976. He studied drama at Teatro Libre in Bogotá and L'École Philippe Gaulier in London and Paris. In Colombia he worked in the Casa del Teatro Nacional, the Teatro Libre and the National Theatre and later on, in Europe, with various theatre companies. He was Assistant Director of opera director Graham Vick in Ulysses Comes Home (Monteverdi) in the Birmingham Opera Company, UK in 2005.

The first film he wrote and directed is the documentary BEHIND THE RICKSHAW (UK/Colombia, 2008). He was invited to participate as Latin American Director in the TALENT CAMPUS BUENOS AIRES in 2009. He studied Cinematography in the CFP of SICA in Buenos Aires from where he graduated with the short film shot in 35 mm, AMAR TE MATA (2012), which he wrote and directed.


His feature-length documentary project MONTE ADENTRO,
received the following awards and achievements during its development and postproduction stage:

  • First prize for best project, Documentary Workshop of Encuentros Cartagena, at FICCI
    (Cartagena International Film Festival), 2011

  • one of two Latin American projects selected for IDFA Academy Summer School, Amsterdam 2011

  • postproduction award (for one project in development) of the Forum for International Coproduction
    DocBuenosAires / Latin Side of the Doc 2011

  • selection for Pitch at Latin Forum DocsBarcelona 2012

  • won two postproduction awards in the Work in Progress of the BAL
    (Buenos Aires Lab) of BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Festival for Independent Film) 2013

  • received Development Support (2010) as well as Production Support for Feature-length Documentary (2012)
    from the Fondo para el DesarrolloCinematográfico (FDC), Colombia

  • Coproduction with Señal Colombia


    His new project in development, EL PAÍS DEL NO ME ACUERDO, also a documentary, received Development Support by the Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico (FDC), Colombia in 2013.




MONTE ADENTRO film by Nicolás Macario Alonso