Dir. Gabriel Medina
In Theaters 01/22/10 On DVD 04/12/11
Gabriel Medina's wonderfully crafted debut feature is a fresh, visually innovative, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of some very offbeat, yet human, characters.
Thirty-something Luciano Gauna is odd. A failing screenwriter in Buenos Aires, Luciano lives in an almost intense state of paranoia, afraid of everything from STDs to even his doorman. When his childhood friend Manuel, a very successful TV producer, returns from Madrid with his stunning new girlfriend Sofia, his world is thrown into a near desperate funk. He discovers that Manuel has unflatteringly modeled him as the lead character on a successful Spanish TV show called THE PARANOIDS, which Manuel is now bringing to Argentina.
When Manuel leaves on a business trip to Chile, Lucian's remaining grip on reality unravels when he's left alone with Sofia and her alluring charm.
Gabriel Medina was born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the year 1975. He studied film at the "Universidad del Cine", set in the very traditional bourrough of San Telmo, where he got his Degree in Film Arts in the year 1998.
He then traveled a long and varied road in the Argentinean industry, first in television as a producer, editor, writer and director, then in film where he worked as an assistant director both in features and commercials and finally, and while developing his first film's script, as a screenwriter and script doctor.
Luciano Gauna Daniel Hendler Sofia Jazmin Stuart Manuel Sinovieck Walter Jakob Sherman Martin Feldman Dodi Miguel Dedovich
Directed by Gabriel Medina Written by Gabriel Medina
Produced by Sebastian Aloi Associate producers Mike Basha
Jorge Llamas Somoza
Executive producers Sebastian Aloi
Cinematography by Lucio Bonelli Art direction by Sebastian Roses Edited by Nicolas Goldbart Sound by Fernando Soldevila Music by Guillermo Guareschi
Music video for "Nada de Nada" by Farmacia
The Paranoids complete soundtrack (MP3s)
Catalog Number: OSC-014