Writer & Director

About Him

Sebastian Arrau was born in Chile. After studying Theater he started a career as Theater Director and Playwriter. In 1999 he started working as screen writer for Canal 13, Television Nacional de Chile and Telemundo. On those networks he had been a Head Writer for the Networks Prime Time Projects After his most successfully shows Machos, Papi ricky and Cerro Alegre he writes and directs his first feature film "Muñeca".

Work Television

  • La impostora

    (English: The Impostor), is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. It is based on the Chilean telenovela Cerro Alegre, produced by Canal 13 in 1999. It stars Lisette Morelos, Sebastián Zurita and Christian Bach, together with Manuel Landeta, Begoña Narváez, Mauricio Henao, Jonathan Islas and Alpha Acosta.
    It was aired in several countries around the world, including: México, Bulgaria, Panama and Venezuela.

    Dos por Uno

    Is a Chilean telenovela starring Diego Muñoz, Carolina Varleta and Adela Secall. Originally aired on TVN, it was aired from March to August 2013, during prime time.

    El rostro de la Venganza

    (English: Facing Destiny) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. David Chocarro starred as the main protagonist, with the special aprticipation of Maritza Rodríguez and Elizabeth Gutiérrez while Saú Lisazo, Felicia Mercado and Marlene Favela starred as the main antagonists.

  • Primera Dama

    (English: First lady) is a Chilean telenovela that aired on Canal 13 during prime time between August 2010 and March 2011. The networks Caracol from Colombia, and Televisa from México both acquired the rights for the script and original idea to develop remakes in their countries.
    This show aired on major networks such as: NBC (Namibia), Azteca América, Telemicro, Canal 10, Guatevisión, Repretel, Canal 12, Canal 10 and France 1.

    Papi Ricky

    is a 2007 Chilean telenovela produced and broadcasted by Canal 13. It was aired between January and September 2007.
    It was later broadcasted in countries such as: Indonesia, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria and Kosovo.

    Gatas y Tuercas

    is a Chilean Telenovela produced by Canal 13. Written by Sebastián Arrau and directed by Herval Abreu, it was aired during prime time between February and September 2005, and later broadcasted in South America and several European Countries, such as: Bulgaria, Russia and Spain.

  • Machos

    is a TV series that was broadcasted by Canal 13 during prime time. It was aired between October 2003 and September 2004 in Chile.
    The show was nominated for the Altazor Award for Best TV Series in 2003. (Considered as the premier national arts award in Chile.)
    It has been aired in numerous countries around the world, including: Serbia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Israel, Russia, Germany, Spain, Costa Rica, El Savador, Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, México, among others.


    is a Chilean Telenovela that was broadcasted by Canal 13 between February and October 2004 during prime time.

    Cerro Alegre

    is a Chilean Telenovela produced by Canal 13. Its 90 episodes were aired between November 1998 and November 1999. It was awarded with bothApes Prize and Chaplin Prize for Best Script.

Work Film

  • Muñeca

    Shot during October 2008, in Chile. This film was selected for Seattle's International Film Festival on the same year, and for many other international contests in Europe and South America.


    Written in January 2008, and shot during March 2009. This film was directed by Matias Lira, the script was selected by the prestigious international competition Produire du Sud, in France.
    The script won an Ibermedia Prize, and it was granted US$100.000 by the Spanish Government to develop the film as a co-production between Spain and Chile

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    Words Like Flies

    This film is the first of a series of twelve films. Written in English for a British Production, it was shot in New York, NY.

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    Currently in pre-production, Sebastian Arrau was the script consultant for Sundace' Award Winner Screenwriter and Director Marialy Rivas. The film is being developed by the Chilean production company Fabula, with Juan de Dios Larraín as Producer. Both Larraín and Fabula where nominated for Best Foreign Film in 2013 Oscar Awards, for their movie "No".

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    The Senator's Wife

    Feature Film by Sebastian Arrau, it was written both in English and Spanish in 2008. The script was selected for the Jean Renoir Competition for its international script doctor. This competition is supported by Cineteca Nacional and The National Movie Development.

Work Theater

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    Un poco de aire tibio

    This play took place between December 2001 and September 2002. It was shown in Teatro Galpón 7, Santiago de Chile. It was later selected for the international theatre festival "Santiago a Mil", in January 2003.

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    Presented by Lapsus Company, Chile. It was played between January and March 1997 in "Sala Arenas" Theatre and in the Chilean National Theater, in Santiago. It was awarded in the contest "Festival de Teatro Joven" for young talents, in March 1997 and February 1998.

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    Presented by Lapsus Company, Chile. It was played from October 1994 to July 1995 in "Sala Cuatro". It was awarded by the Fondart Government Prize, allowing the writer to obtain funds for go ahead with the production of the play. In 1996 it received a nomination at "Young Talents Andes Festival".

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