The Nobodies

by Juan Sebastián Mesa


Camilo, Mechas, Manu, Ana and Pipa are five friends who live a non-conforming life in Medellin. Their punkish lifestyle is at the same time a protest and a renewed discourse addressing and resisting the cultural limitations of their time.

Music, street art and friendship are their weapons of resistance, hoping for a rite of passage  that could transform them into someone else.


Colombia   2016 – HD  84mn  1.85:1  5.1  Spanish  1st Feature Film

Original title: Los Nadie

written & directed by

Juan Sebastian Mesa

Inspired by the poem of Eduardo Galeano. The nobodies: nobody’s children, owners of nothing.

Original title


Produced by

Alexander Arbelaez

Jose Manuel Duque


DOP: David Correa Franco

Art Director:  Mary Luz Cardona

Sound: Alejandro Escobar and Daniel Vasquez

Editor: Isabel Otálvaro and Juan Sebastián Mesa

Music (BSO): O.D.I.O.


Maria Angélica Puerta

Luis Felipe Álzate

Maria Camila Castrillón

Alejandro Pérez Ceferino

Esteban Alcaraz

Festivals & Awards

  • Opening film at the 56 Cartagena IFF (FICCI), Colombia
  • International premiere: 31 Venice Intl Film Critic’s Week (2016) – Audience Award for Best Feature
  • Listopad Minsk, Belarus – Youth on the March Competition
  • Huelva, Spain – New Directors Competition
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina – Panorama
  • Rec Tarragona, Spain – Panorama
  • La Habana, Cuba – Official Competition
  • Black Movie, Switzerland – Audience Award
  • Goteborg, New Voices
  • Belfast FF, Ireland
  • Toulouse CinéLatino, Competition- Best film Award – Prix Coup de Coeur
  • NY Colombian FF, USA
  • Cine Latino, Belgium
  • Chicago Latino, USA
  • Panorama Colombia, Germany
  • FICD, El Desierto FF, Mexico
  • Ciné Latino, France
  • Costa Rica FF
  • Raindance FF, UK
  • Québec City FF, Canada – First Feature Film Award
  • AFI – Latin American FF 2017, USA – Official Selection
  • Filmar Geneva 2017, Switzerland
  • Dominican Republic FF 2018
  • ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American FF (Manchester), UK, 2018


2013: Kalashnikov (Short film, 30′)

2016: Los Nadie – 1st feature length