Filmax nabs rights to ‘Paraiso Travel’

Simon Brand's immigrant drama played Tribeca

Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment.

Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time.

Story, adapted from Jorge Franco’s novel, centers on a young Colombian man who leaves his comfortable life and flees through Guatemala and Mexico and illegally into the U.S.

The film was directed by Simon Brand and produced by Santiago Diaz, Juan Rendon, Alex Pereira and Isaac Lee of Paraiso Pictures and exec produced by Jonathan Sanger, Ed Elbert and Sarah Black of Grand Illusions Entertainment and Jorge Perez.

CAA is repping North American rights. Filmax has registered the film to play at the Cannes film market.

More Film

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Filmax has acquired international sales rights and theatrical rights for Spain on immigrant drama “Paraiso Travel” from Paraiso Pictures and Grand Illusions Entertainment. Pic had its North American premiere Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was released in January in Colombia and has become one of that market’s top grossers of all time. Story, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content