Paraiso Travel (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Paraiso Travel (2008)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 974 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 10 July 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:116 min | Colombia:110 min
  • Filming Location: Colombia
  • Budget: $4,500,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $4,430,800(Colombia)(20 May 2008)
  • Director: Simon Brand
  • Stars: Angelica Blandon, Pedro Capo and Raúl Castillo
  • Original Music By: Angelo Milli   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Medellin Colombia | Shot To Death | Black Panties | Panties | Homelessness

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Jorge Franco Ramos  writer
  • Juan Rendón  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: Love drives two young lovers from Medellin, Colombia to seek fortune in New York City, only to find a harsh reality that will put to test their true love for one another. Full summary »  »

    Story: A young seductive woman named Reina, living in Medellin, Colombia, becomes infatuated with finding fortune in New York City. A young man named Marlon desperately falls in love with this rebellious teen. Entangled in her web of fantasies, Marlon has no other choice but to blindly follow her imposing lead. Driven by their will to reach their dreamland, the two embark on the brutal exodus of the Latin-American immigrants who cross illegally through Mexico. This adventure in narrated by Marlon on his voyage to find his love, his heroine, his Reina. The couple got separated upon arrival in New York and Marlon fueled only by the power of love has been through hell and back trying to find her. This is his story.Written by Anonymous  


    Synopsis: Get into US borders by illegal ways could be a dramatic journey, but this is not a problem for Reina, a colombian teenager who only wants tolive the american dream in NY. Her boyfriend is confused about his feelings andfollow her, leaving behind his own dreams and a quite and simple life back in Medellin.When he faces the reality and find out his current situation alone in the big apple and withnothing else in this pockets but hopeless and sadness about his choices, we find outa story about turns and crude reality.

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    Produced By:

    • Sarah Black known as executive producer
    • Chris Bongirne known as line producer: New York
    • Santiago Díaz known as producer
    • Ed Elbert known as executive producer
    • Isaac Lee known as producer
    • John Leguizamo known as co-producer
    • Luis Ortiz known as line producer: Colombia (as Luis Fernando Ortiz)
    • Alex Pereira known as producer
    • Juan Rendón known as producer
    • Juan Santiago Rodriguez known as co-producer
    • Jonathan Sanger known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Angelica Blandon known as Reina
    • Pedro Capo known as Giovanny
    • Raúl Castillo known as Carlos
    • Aldemar Correa known as Marlon
    • Margarita Rosa de Francisco known as Raquel
    • Ana de la Reguera known as Milagros Valdez
    • Alexander Forero known as Mexican poyero
    • Gina Hernandez known as Milagro Family Member
    • Germán Jaramillo known as Don Hernan
    • Ethen Lane known as Victor
    • John Leguizamo known as Roger Pena
    • Eli Massillon known as Menacing man in car
    • Chiko Mendez known as Los Simpaticos Guitarrist
    • Edward Steven Mesa known as Rehab Patient
    • Luis Fernando Munera known as Don Pastor
    • Jesús Ochoa known as Mexicote driver
    • Loukas Papas known as Fernando
    • Panama Redd known as Menacing man in car
    • Eddie Rosado known as Los Simpaticos Conga Player
    • Vicky Rueda known as La Calena
    • Indhira Serrano known as Madame Taylor
    • Ana María Sánchez known as Patricia
    • Bob Weston known as Cop

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Persefone Karakosta known as key makeup artist
    • Lora Scrignoli known as key hair stylist: New York
    • Scott Wheeler known as character makeup: Margarita Rosa de Fransisco

    Art Department:

    • Michael Cory known as property master: New York
    • Maria Fernanda Daza Marin known as set dresser
    • Laura Hyman known as set decorator: New York
    • Victor Medina-San Andrés known as art director: pre-production
    • Miles Michael known as set dresser
    • Carlos Osorio known as production designer: pre-production
    • Esperanza Pulido known as art department coordinator
    • Rodrigo Quintero known as on-set dresser
    • Joel Resnikoff known as art department coordinator: New York
    • Francisco Suarez Naranjo known as lead man
    • Meg Vinson known as set dresser


    Production Companies:

    • Paraiso Pictures
    • Grand Illusions Entertainment (in association with)
    • Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematografico (in association with)
    • RCN Cine (with the participation of)

    Other Companies:

    • PostWorks, The Lab  processing


    • Quality Films (2008) (Mexico) (theatrical)
    • Peace Arch Entertainment Group (2009) (USA) (all media)
    • Cine Colombia (2008) (Colombia) (theatrical)
    • Filmax International (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
    • Phase 4 Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Cinemax (2010) (Hungary) (TV)
    • Phase 4 Films (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
    • RCN Televisión (2008) (Colombia) (TV)

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    Special Effects:

    • Ingenuity Engine (title sequence)
    • New Deal Studios (digital effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Robert Chapin known as visual effects supervisor
    • Shannon Blake Gans known as visual effects executive producer: New Deal Studios Inc
    • Jeffrey Jasper known as digital compositor: New Deal Studios
    • David Lebensfeld known as visual effects supervisor: Ingenuity Engine
    • Jennifer Middleton known as visual effects coordinator: New Deal Studios Inc
    • Matthew Poliquin known as visual effects producer: Ingenuity Engine
    • Michael Theurer known as visual effects producer

    Release Date:

    • Colombia 18 January 2008
    • USA 23 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
    • Mexico 24 April 2009
    • Spain 30 April 2009
    • USA 10 July 2009
    • Hungary 23 May 2010 (TV premiere)
    • Poland 12 November 2010

    MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, brief drug use and some violence


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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