Niñas araña / Spider Thieves

A film by Guillermo Helo

This film was screened as a part of the 2018 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF21)


Niñas araña


Chile, Teenage Thriller, 2017
94 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Three teenage girls from a Santiago shanty town set in motion a plan to climb buildings and plunder expensive apartments. All they want is to have all the cool and trendy stuff they see advertised in TV commercials and department stores. Word spreads and soon enough they became the notorious “spider thieves.”

Texas Premiere


Guillermo HeloGuillermo Helo is a director, producer and screenwriter from Coquimbo, Chile. He pursued Film and Television Studies and directed several short films that were awarded at film festivals in Chile and Latin America, such as HIJO DE PUTA and GRAN PESO. After he graduated, he wrote screenplays for TV and then directed dramatic TV series for Chile’s Channel 13, among them BRUJAS and DON AMOR, which were huge successes. He also made the web series ARCHIVOS MORTALES for the USA Latino market. NIÑAS ARAÑA is his debut feature.



Producer: Susana Espinosa, Guillermo Helo
Production Companies: Altirosapiens, Demente
Screenwriter: Ticoy Rodríguez, Daniela Aguayo, Guillermo Helo
Cinematographer: Mauro Veloso
Editor: Juan Carlos Macías, Javier Estévez
Music: Angelo Pierattini
Cast: Michelle Mella, Javiera Orellana, Dominique Silva, Francisca Gavilán, Pablo
Schwartz, Pablo Macaya, Francisco Días

Print Source: Alfredo Calvino – HABANERO,