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Paragon is a Paris-based independent production company founded in 2021 by producers
Olivier Rausin and Caroline Houben known for the production of the Golden Globe
nominated “The Brand New Testament” by Jaco Van Dormael. Experienced producers with
many international coproductions and ambitious feature films behind their names, they
founded Paragon to provide a wide yet selected slate of series and feature films for the
French and International markets.
They’re focused on making high-quality projects happen for high-quality talent and aim to
position Paragon as an experienced go-to for ambitious creatives and a trusted, full-service
partner for the modern-day media and content industry.
Director: Niccolò Castelli
Screenplay: Niccolò Castelli
Cast: Matilda de Angelis
Allegra is a lively young woman with a passion for high mountain climbing. She decides to travel to Morocco to reach the top of the Atlas, but her trip ends abruptly when a man explodes a bomb in a coffee shop and her three friends die in the attack. Unable to overcome the trauma months later she returns to her city, where the encounter with Arad, a young Muslim refugee, forces her to confront her perception of reality, her fears and heal her
profound interior wounds.
Best International Feature at the Manchester Film Festival 2022
Best actress in a leading role for Matilda De Angelis at the Taormina Film Festival 2021
Nominated for Best Feature Film and Best Photography for the Prix du cinéma suisse
Opening night at the The Solothurn Film Festival
THE MAN WITHOUT GRAVITY (Netflix Original) 2019
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
Director: Marco Bonfanti
Screenplay: Marco Bonfanti & Giulio Carrieri
Cast: Elio Germano, Michela Cescon, Elena Cotta, Silvia D’Amico, Vincent Scarito
The incredible story of Oscar, the only man in the world without gravity, but who had no idea how to use his natural ability.
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT 2015
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Screenplay: Jaco Van Dormael & Thomas Gunzig
Cast: Pili Groyne, Benoît Poelvoorde, Catherine Deneuve, François Damiens, Yoland Moreau, Serge Larivière
God exists. He lives in Brussels. He is a bastard who is horrible to his wife and daughter. We have heard a lot about his son, but very little about his daughter. His daughter - that is me. I am Ea and I am twelve. To avenge myself, I published everybody’s death date on the Internet.
Golden Globe nominee (Foreign Language Best Motion Picture)
4 Magritte Awards (Best Director, Best Script, Best Film, Best Original Score)
Quinzaine des réalisateurs selection European Film Awards nominee (Audience Award)
César Awards nominee (Best Foreign Film)
Biografilm Europa Audience Award Norwegian
IFF (Most Enjoyable Film, Audience Award)
Austin Fantastic Fest (Best Picture Award)
Sitges - Catalonian IFF (Best Actress Award - Pili Groyne) Haifa
IFF (Best International Film Award)
MON ANGE 2017
Director: Harry Cleven
Screenplay: Harry Cleven & Thomas Gunzig
Cast: Fleur Geffrier, Elina Lowenson
Following the mysterious disappearance of her partner, Louise, overwhelmed by sorrow is confined to a mental institution. In great secrecy, she gives birth to a baby boy whom she calls MON ANGE, and who is gifted with an incredible peculiarity: he is invisible. Louise forces MON ANGE to conceal himself from the world which is intolerant of difference. Yet, one day Mon Ange meets Madeleine, a little blind girl with whom he falls madly in love. Thanks to her blindness, MON ANGE can love Madeleine while keeping his own secret. Over the years their love grows, until the day when Madeleine delivers the news that is going to turn their life upside down: she is going to regain her eyesight...
Camerimage (Best cinematographer’s debut Award - Juliette Van Dormael)
Magritte Award (Most Promising Actress - Maya Dory)
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival : Special Mention – Harry Cleven