Founded in October 2012 by Rita Dagher with partners Christian Baumard and Alain Kappauf, Senorita Films aims to develop and produce feature films, series and documentaries that strike an international chord whilst engaging with contemporary global issues and placing importance upon an independent vision.
Our belief: take a chance with innovation, bold choices and new cinematic adventures.
Yet, through exhilarating, daring and powerful stories, the overriding theme that links Senorita Films’ productions is the compelling desire to question our existence and place in the world.
Rita Dagher is an independent producer dedicated to the development and production of original, unique and innovative TV series, feature length fiction and documentary films. Dagher built her reputation by working with the best established talent to produce successful pictures and build value. Oscar winning legendary directors have trusted her to produce their films: Oliver Stone, Kevin Macdonald, Michael Moore, Barbet Schroeder. Those films gained both critical and commercial success.
A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN 2018
Genre: Action, Biopic, Thriller
Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Screenplay: Jonathan Hirschben, Nick Saltrese, Billy Moore
Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm
Based on the international best-seller, A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of Billy Moore, a troubled young British boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notoriously barbaric jails. Refusing to die inside prison, Billy becomes a student of the lethal art of Muay Thai Boxing, and in the process, finds a brotherhood that will guide him on an incredible journey to redemption. In the spirit of his previous film “Johnny Mad Dog”, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire delivers a captivating, explosive and intimate view into this hell on earth, where the urge of living will come out victorious.
Cannes International Film Festival (2017)
BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2017)
SOY NERO 2016
Director: Rafi Pitts
Screenplay: Rafi Pitts, Razvan Radulescu
Cast: Johnny Ortiz, Rory Cochrane, Khleo Thomas
Two young men, Nero and his brother Jesus, are running in the desert. They are trying to escape from the US border patrol. Nero is captured and sent back to Mexico while Jesus gets away. After several attempts, 19-year-old Nero finally manages to leave Mexico and make his way into the Promised Land. He follows the trail of his brother in his dream city, Los Angeles, where he finally finds him. Meanwhile Jesus has settled into a new life, living with a girl named Mercedes. They both work as servants in a Beverly Hills mansion where there is no room for the younger brother. Nero begins to realize that as an illegal immigrant, his chances of leading a regular life will not be easy to come by. In an ultimate attempt to escape his desperate reality, Nero decides to enlist in the U.S Army as a “Green-Card soldier. This will enable him to obtain US citizenship, once he returns from a designated front line. Nero is shipped out to fight in the war zones of the Middle East. He gets lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the boundaries between the immigrant in uniform and the US soldier are difficult to perceive. Although it soon becomes clear that while a soldier fights for the nation, the Green-Card holder, Nero, fights to obtain nationality… Soy Nero.
Berlin International Film Festival (2016)
MISS JULIE 2014
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Liv Ullmann
Screenplay: Liv Ullmann
Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton
A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse - united in mutual loathing and attraction.
By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and visions of a life together...
Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.
Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle for power and dominance, enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.
Toronto International Film Festival (2014)