Luchagore Productions to Receive the Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award


Luchagore Productions to Receive the Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award

Little Rock, AR – The Film Society of Little Rock has selected Luchagore Productions of Vancouver, B.C., to receive the Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award at the upcoming Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer festival April 7-10.

Fantastic Cinema has given us the honor of accepting the Emerging Filmmaker Award this year. As the producer of Luchagore Productions and on behalf of our team, this recognition strikes deep into the heart for what we have worked for. Not only does it strengthen our motivation in creating more visual stories but also pushes me to continue working harder,” said Raynor Shima, Luchagore Productions producer, production designer, and 1st A.D.

The special award recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers whose body of work displays the potential to have a significant impact on the world of genre films with an emphasis on horror- for the love of blood and gore!

In a short amount of time Gigi, Raynor, Luke, and everybody they work with has shown they are filmmakers who know their craft and clearly love what they do. I have no doubt we will continue to see great things from Luchagore in the near future and for years to come,” said Tony Taylor, Fantastic Cinema Festival Director.

The aim of Luchagore Productions is “to push the boundaries of the genre and create sick and twisted, bloody-good-time films that will leave our audiences disgusted and cheering for more!”

Mexico City native Gigi Saul Guerrero who moved to Vancouver B.C., where she graduated with honors with a B.A. in Motion Picture Production at Capilano University’s “Bosa Centre for Film and Animation” serves as director, co-writer, co-editor, and head of marketing.

She exclaimed, “What can I say… Wow! I am absolutely speechless. It is a huge honor to be receive The Emerging Filmmaker Award. Luchagore Productions has worked so hard to get where we are today, and this recognition means the world to us. Gracias, Fantastic Cinema for this beautiful award. I am thrilled and inspired to continue chasing my dreams in film!







Still from Luchagore Productions "Madre De Dios"

Still from Luchagore Productions "Madre De Dios"

Luke Bramley, cinematographer, co-director and co-editor, said, “Thank you Fantastic Cinema, for honoring us with the Emerging Filmmaker Award. We are huge fans of genre movies and love creating art for others to see, and this award ensures that we have connected with an audience who enjoy our passion. We will continue to push ourselves to make films that hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams.

Luchagore Productions recently presented El Gigante at Fantastic Fest Market and Frontières Co-Production Market.

Learn more here:
Facebook Page: Luchagore Productions
Twitter @LuchaGoreFilm
InstaGram @luchagore



Fantastic Cinema brings you the best of genre cinema; featuring Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, and hybrid movies. Along with great genre films, Fantastic Cinema features a Craft Beer Festival with the best locally brewed craft beer around.

Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival will be held April 7-10, 2016 in Little Rock, Arkansas at Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema.  For more information visit: and follow on Facebook at Fantastic Cinema Film Festival ( and Twitter @FanCinemaFest.

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