Fantasia 2015: El Gigante Locks Raven Banner in a Chokehold


We currently find ourselves in the midst of the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival, and today news came out of the event that caught our attention. You see, many of us are big wrestling fans here on Dread, and El Gigante sounds like precisely our cup of tea. Read on!

Raven Banner has boarded Luchagore Productions’ El Gigante, directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero, for worldwide rights. The film was featured in the current edition of The Frontieres International Co-Production Market. Raven Banner will also serve as executive producers.

The film tells the story of a deranged maniac in a Luchador mask named El Gigante, who wrestles his prey to the mat in a grisly entertainment ritual of thrill-packed culinary prep for his cannibalistic family.

The team of Gigi, Raynor, and Luke at Luchagore is one of the most exciting new genre production companies to come out of Canada; and we’re excited to get in the ring with them,” stated Raven Banner Managing Partner Michael Paszt.

Producer Raynor Shima said, “Luchagore is proud to further strengthen its bond with Raven Banner in the development of El Gigante by coming on as EP, worldwide sales, and Canadian distribution. The Frontières Market has been a proving ground for the future investment of upcoming filmmakers.”

El Gigante



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