Private Project

Paradise Hotel

Log line:

In the middle of the Peruvian desert lies an extravagant hotel filled with endless competitive activities and entertainers, it’s the resort where everyone goes for Summer. Amongst them the introverted Guillermo battles to overcome his lack of confidence in the shadow of the school bully to win the heart of the girl of his dreams.


A coming-of-age story about family, first love and restoring self-esteem. When Guillermo, a pre-adolescent introvert, arrives with his family at the wonderful HOTEL PARAÍSO (Paradise Hotel) for summer vacations, he will not only have days full of activities and colourful entertainers, but he will also run into Andrea, a beautiful and curious girl from his school with whom he regularly fantasizes. Unfortunately for him, Nahel, the popular and heartthrob boy, who often bullies his classmates, is also staying in the hotel and seeks to make Andrea fall in love with him. With the help of unexpected allies and family members, Guillermo will have to confront his insecurities and participate in different hotel activities to win the weekend’s real big prize: Andrea’s heart.

  • Daniel Rehder Normand
  • Daniel Rehder Normand
  • Daniel Rehder Normand
    El Candidato
  • Marco Zunino
    Key Cast
    "Marc Anthony"
  • Carolina Cano
    Key Cast
    "Gisela "La Salvavida""
  • Pietro Sibille
    Key Cast
    "César "El Manager""
  • Kareem Pizarro
    Key Cast
  • Brando Gallesi
    Key Cast
    "Nahel Jafar"
  • Fabiana Valcarcel
    Key Cast
  • Matías Raygada
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hotel Paraíso
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 32 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    375,000 USD
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  • Avant Premiere
    January 24, 2019
    Peruvian Premiere
  • Lift Off - First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

    United Kingdom
  • LAFA (Los Angeles Film Festival)
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection - Narrative Feature
  • LAFA (Los Angeles Film Festival)
    Los Angeles
    Winner - Best First Time Director
  • LAFA (Los Angeles Film Festival)
    Los Angeles
    Winner - Best Young Actor
  • Rome Independent Prisma Awards
    Official Selection
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Rhode Island (State)
    August 9, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York
    Official Selection - Best Fiction Feature Film
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York
    Official Selection - Best First Time Filmmaker Feature Film
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    Official Selection - Feature Film
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Official Selection - Narrative Feature
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

    Official Selection - Narrative Feature
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

    Winner - Debut Filmmaker
  • KinoDUEL International Film Festival
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Tondero Distribución
    Country: Peru
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Daniel Rehder Normand

Daniel is a Peruvian filmmaker who premiered his first feature “Paradise Hotel” in Peruvian cinemas in 2019 and in Ecuador in 2020, making him one of the youngest filmmakers to do so. He then went to participate in more than 40 festivales in which he won more than 30 awards. Before that he had directed, produced and written several short films and premiered two features as producer in Peru and graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2015.

Daniel wants to continue making films with social connotations in Peru for the meantime and better the sustainability of the Peruvian filmmaking industry. For that, he founded with Peru’s biggest production companies the Association of Peruvian Filmmaking Companies which he was elected for the board of directors. He is now working on his second feature which he will film in 2021.

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Director Statement

My main motivation with this film was to undertake an introspective journey into what have been the greatest challenges of my adolescence and to help those who live similar experiences. It is a way to go back in time and deal with those issues while getting rid of some of the regrets: confess my feelings to the girl that I liked, overcome my weight and self-esteem issues, confront my school’s bully, continue playing guitar, telling my family how much they mean’t for me and try to recuperate some of innocence that was lost because of bullying.

Bullying is real and it affects millions of people. A lot of this people suffer from depression and arrive to extremes that no human being you should live. I hope I can give back some of the light that was given to me by cinema in those moments of darkness. When I had that age I used to hide myself in my inner world and act differently with everyone that surrounded me, that kind of experience makes you grow up rapidly. That is why I decided to externalize that inner world and represent innocence by using references to movies that helped me in those moments of darkness.

I hope you enjoy the journey to “Hotel Paraíso” and that it might help you lighten up your load.

Daniel Rehder