Hacienda Paraíso

A heart-warming story that follows Clara, an ex-pat who returns to her native town in the heart of the Colombian Coffee Belt to make amends with her father's senile dementia, her brother's resentment, and the absence of her late mother.



Erick Castrillon co-founded Scratch & Sniff Pictures, a boutique media collective dedicated to creating high-end multi-cultural narratives. His short film Blast Beat, among several recognitions, was a semi-finalist at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and a winner at the Official Latino Film Festival in NYC. His second short, Vámonos, among much important recognition, earned the prestigious Best Theatrical Short Award at the Imagen Awards Ceremony, as well as the NBCU Open Possibilities Social Impact Award. Castrillon was part of the 2017 Fox Writer’s Lab along with his writing partner and long time creative collaborator, Esteban Arango. He’s represented by Carlos Bobadilla of Valor Entertainment. Castrillon made his directorial debut with Hacienda Paraíso to continue his path writing and directing feature films.

Castrillon was a 2018 Latino Lens Incubator fellow where he directed Hacienda Paraíso.


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