About the team
Francisco HerveÃÅ (Director, Producer) who graduated as a journalist in Chile and then as a filmmaker in the International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los BanÃÉos, Cuba, works as director and producer. The Power of Speech, his last documentary film, was selected for the First Appearance IDFA competition and was awarded in FICValdivia and Fidocs, among other festivals, besides getting the 2010 Altazor in Chile, voted best documentary film director by his colleagues. At his company Panchito Films he also hosts projects of fellow directors, like Daughter, by MariÃÅa Paz GonzaÃÅlez, released in 2011 at FIDOCS, where it was awarded Best Documentary Film, and Beaverland by NicolaÃÅs Molina and Antonio Luco, released in Sheffield 2014 and awarded in FICValdivia 2014. Since 2008 he also teaches courses on documentary, fiction and screenwriting. In 2012 he was selected for the training Eurodoc with the City of Lost Caesars.
Ver√≥nica Lyon (Producer) is a film producer based in Valdivia, southern Chile. She graduated as a journalist and has complemented her professional development through several workshops and coursework in the production field with nationally and internationally recognized professionals. In 2011 she was selected at Chiledoc Redes, a program designed to promote international co-production and distribution for chilean documentaries. In addition to The Lost City she is producing Houses directed by Rodrigo Jara, and is also Assistant Director at Valdivia International Films Festival.