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Paraiso Travel -- Exciting trailer for this story of two lovers who come to America


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Jorge Franco Ramos (writer)
Juan Rendón (writer)
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Release Date:
10 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Worse than loving you is searching for you.
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 » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Simon Brand 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Franco Ramos  writer
Juan Rendón  writer

Produced by
Sarah Black .... executive producer
Chris Bongirne .... line producer: New York
Santiago Díaz .... producer
Ed Elbert .... executive producer
Isaac Lee .... producer
John Leguizamo .... co-producer
Luis Ortiz .... line producer: Colombia (as Luis Fernando Ortiz)
Alex Pereira .... producer
Juan Rendón .... producer
Juan Santiago Rodriguez .... co-producer
Jonathan Sanger .... executive producer
Original Music by
Angelo Milli 
Cinematography by
Rafa Lluch 
Film Editing by
Alberto de Toro 
Casting by
Carla Hool 
Maria E. Nelson 
Production Design by
Carlos Osorio (pre-production)
Miguel Ángel Álvarez 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Cordoba (co-art director)
Set Decoration by
Cristina Medina Trujillo 
Costume Design by
Sandra Camacho 
Makeup Department
Persefone Karakosta .... key makeup artist
Lora Scrignoli .... key hair stylist: New York
Scott Wheeler .... character makeup: Margarita Rosa de Fransisco
Production Management
Miguel Cuadros .... assistant production manager
Ken Greenblatt .... unit production manager: New York
Arie Kowler .... production supervisor
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
Hugo Vidarte .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Hall .... second assistant director: New York
Manuel Hinojosa .... first assistant director
Felipe Jaramillo .... second unit director
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly .... first assistant director: New York
Santiago Mora .... second second assistant director
Berenice Manjarrez Vericat .... assistant director (as Berenice Manjarrez)
Art Department
Michael Cory .... property master: New York
Maria Fernanda Daza Marin .... set dresser
Laura Hyman .... set decorator: New York
Mandy Lamb .... set dresser
Victor Medina-San Andrés .... art director: pre-production
Miles Michael .... set dresser
Esperanza Pulido .... art department coordinator
Rodrigo Quintero .... on-set dresser
Joel Resnikoff .... art department coordinator: New York
Francisco Suarez Naranjo .... lead man
Meg Vinson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bob Bryan .... production sound recordist: New York
John Chalfant .... supervising sound editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer
Rickley W. Dumm .... dialogue editor
Diego Gat .... location sound mixer
Alejandro Gomez Upegui .... sound designer
Martín Grignaschi .... boom operator
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
David Mann .... sound effects editor
John Sember .... production sound mixer: New York
Juan Diego Sánchez .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Robert Chapin .... visual effects supervisor
Shannon Blake Gans .... visual effects executive producer: New Deal Studios Inc
Jeffrey Jasper .... digital compositor: New Deal Studios
David Lebensfeld .... visual effects supervisor: Ingenuity Engine
Jennifer Middleton .... visual effects coordinator: New Deal Studios Inc
Matthew Poliquin .... visual effects producer: Ingenuity Engine
Michael Theurer .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... best boy grip
Michael Arisohn .... additional best boy electric
Juan Manuel Barreto .... best boy: additional
Wylda Bayron .... second assistant camera
Nicola Benizzi .... first assistant camera: second unit
Adam Benlifer .... electrician: New York
Oriol Busquets .... focus puller
Valentina Caniglia .... director of photography: additional photography
Mike Castro .... gaffer: New York
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... key grip: New York
Erik DeGroot .... additional grip
Rob Harlow .... grip: New York
Jarrod Kloiber .... key grip: New York
Daniel Luebke .... additional electrician
Adam Lukens .... grip: New York
Kim Marcelino .... electrician: New York
Michele SchianodiCola .... best boy electric
Mauricio Vidal .... additional cinematographer
Casting Department
Rodrigo Urbano .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Ron Barr .... digital intermediate opticals
Philip Beckner .... on-line editor
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Robert Curreri .... colorist (as Bob Curreri)
Myke Dixon .... data management
Ricardo Javier .... assistant film editor
Oscar Velasquez .... post-production assistant
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
Location Management
Bernardo Acosta .... location manager
Matthew Chilsen .... location manager
Scott Ferlisi .... location scout: New York
Trish Gray .... location scout
Adam S. Poswolsky .... assistant location manager: New York
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout
Music Department
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Angelo Milli .... musician: guitar
Angelo Milli .... musician: piano
Angelo Milli .... orchestrator
Jay Weisleder .... musical consultant
Transportation Department
Miguel Cuadros .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Andrea Alvarez .... script supervisor
Shannon Bae .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Jesse Beller .... key production assistant: New York
Robyn K. Bennett .... production coordinator: New York
Brian Cantaldi .... production accountant: New York
Lindsey Diaz .... assistant to director
James Hinton .... production accountant
Anthony Lote .... production assistant: New York
Ryan Vega .... machinist
Rodrigo Guerrero .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, brief drug use and some violence
USA:116 min | Colombia:110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mexico:C | USA:R (certificate #45399)
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Energetic and enjoyable, 3 May 2008
Author: almontin from Paris

I enjoyed watching Paraiso Travel. The plot line is fairly simple, about the hardships gone through by a Colombian emigrant (Marlon) trying to settle into a gritty-looking New York. Several (clever and quite gripping) flashbacks bring Marlon back to the journey from Medellin to the USA. Though it is simple, it is nonetheless shot with much enthusiasm and with an unbiased approach to the plight of emigrants trying to make it from scratch.

Yes, it is on the whole quite catchy, without too many off-topic errances which frequently marr such films. The film delivers on its depiction of hard-by emigrant families, never allowing itself to wallow into pessimism despite the hero's predicaments, I believe its message is essentially one of hope.

A last note: the ending was in fact very good, a good point for this movie which is worth catching.

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