M-Appeal Snags Natalia Santa’s ‘The Dragon Defense’ (EXCLUSIVE)

M-Appeal Snags Colombian Natalia Santa’s ‘The

Berlin-based international sales company M-Appeal has picked up global sales rights to Colombian filmmaker-scribe Natalia Santa’s directorial debut “The Dragon Defense” (“La Defensa del Dragon”), which plays at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight in May.

“Natalia’s vision is right in line with ours, and her delicate portrayal of three men in the later stage of life is beautifully expressed through striking visuals and clever dialogue,” said M-Appeal CEO Maren Kroymann, adding that the company had been in talks with “Dragon” producer Ivette Liang of Galaxia 311 since its project development stage. “Dragon” has participated in Ibermedia’s 2014 Projects Lab, the 2015 Cartagena Encounter, EAVE – Puentes 2015, the Tribeca Workshop 2015 and BAM 2015.

“It’s important for me to work with a sales agent who is able to explore all possibilities, thanks to a limited catalogue, and with whom we have a relationship of trust,” said Liang.

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