Dominga Sotomayor was born in Chile in 1985. After graduating from the Universidad Católica de Chile in 2007 with a degree on Audiovisual Direction, she got her master’s degree in Film Direction from the Escola de Cinema y Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC). She works as director and producer and also as a university lecturer on films. She directed short films before her first feature film De Jueves a Domingo (2012), which won several international awards. Mar is her second feature film.