Development & Production

Development & Production

Paradiso Pictures & Executive Producer Eric Gaunaurd has produced over a dozen films & TV shows over the last six years.  In September 2017, we premiere our new show for Nickelodeon's titled I AM FRANKIE for the US market.  We also produced a new and exciting dating game show for MTV titled SWIPE DATE, which also premiered in late August 2017.  In 2016, we produced two seasons (60 - half hour episodes) of MTV's Ridiculos for Mexico and Brazil, hosted by Luja Duhart and Felipe Titto.   Over the last year, Eric produced and directed content  for Nickelodeon's TONI LA CHEF (Toni the Chef), and has also directed/produced promotional content for TALIA'S IN THE KITCHEN and YO SOY FRANKY Seasons 1 & 2 (I am Franky), also for Nickelodeon.  We also produced a 20 episode web series for NBC/Telemundo Network called EL MAESTRO & EL MAESTRO PURA MUSICA  starring latin music icon Luis Enrique.  

In 2015, Eric produced the Feature length Documentary SPECTRUM OF HOPE, a film about a group of children with autism who competed in the national Junior Theatre Festival in January.  He along with director/producer Danny Mendoza had the pleasure of documenting their remarkable journey in this competition as the only school for children with special needs that has an active musical theatre program.

In 2013, Eric was one of several producers on YB Project's indie film CHUB, which will enjoy it's premiere in March 2014 at the Miami International Film Festival, before hitting the festival circuit.

In 2012, we co-produced the feature film CALLOUSED HANDS, which enjoyed it's world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival.  We also produced THE ACTING LESSON for HBO Films (Winner of the Jury Award for Best Film - NY Latino Film Festival) as well as VINO TINTO (premiered at MIFF in March 2013).  Previously we produced among other films GLORIA & ERIC (Jury Award for Best Film - Palm Springs Intl Short Film Festival) and ESCONDIDO for Showtime Networks & their Latino Filmmaker Showcase.

We are currently developing several feature films & television series, including SUNSET BAKERY, to be executive produced by Chris Columbus (The Help, Home Alone, Harry Potter I & II among many films).

We are seeking screenplays that are story driven and socially relevant.  Scripts that rise and fall based on the idea.  But we also enjoy pop culture and escapist entertainment, so please submit a query letter and we will follow up with you.