Río Negro Producciones is a company with a wide range of experience in film production, distribution, and commercialization in the most important markets in Latin America.
Established in the year 2000 by Matthias Ehrenberg with the goal of producing quality cinema with universal themes and commercial potential in each of the countries that constitute the Latin American market.
Ricardo Kleinbaum joins Rio Negro in 2009 as Co-CEO, Co-Producer and Fundraiser in all company projects, both international and national.
Río Negro is part of a business network that include the most important markets of Latin America, as it has contacts with Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, Teleimage, Gussi, Columbia, Universal Pictures, Pantelion, Videocine y Cineco.
Experience in co-financing with sponsors (product placement) and access to awards and “soft money” financing. Clear and specific objectives that allow the company to converge the endeavors of both partners and investors in the best projects available, with the goal to maximize the yields.
• México. Barracuda Films S de RL de CV.
• Brasil. Teleimage. Moonshot Pictures (Producción y Post producción).
• Panamá. Apertura Films.
• Argentina. Rio negro Producciones Argentina – Creative Andina.
• Bolivia. Cinenómada.
The company includes a film portfolio that is currently in development, production, post-production and commercial state.
- Ceo/ Producer Matthias Ehrenberg
- Ceo/ Co Producer / Fundraiser Ricardo Kleinbaum
- Line Producer / Associate Producer Luis Díaz
- Administrative Manager /Associate Producer Esteban Pérez
- General Accountant Esther Sánchez
- Production Coordinator Denisse Meza
- Production Assistant Johan Verhook
Matthias Ehrenberg has worked in the film industry since the 1990’s. To date he has participated in over 30 Mexican and international productions.
The musical drama Gloria, based on the life story of controversial pop/rock icon Gloria Trevi is his latest production. The film was nominated in 14 categories by the Mexican Academy of Montion Picture Arts and Sciences and was honored with five awards.
In August, 2010, the film It’s not you, It’s me, directed by Alejandro Springall was released to great success. The movie, starring Eugenio Derbez, became the highest grossing Mexican film of the year.
Matthias is known as one of the producers with more commercial success in the mexican film industry, he is also producer of Sex, Shame and Tears directed by Antonio Serrano. The film is considered one of the great successes of mexican cinema, broke sales records and held for 27 weeks in theaters. The movie also was winner of 5 awards granted by the Mexican Academy of Montion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Other Family, directed by Gustavo Loza; Chance by Abner Beniam; Amar a Morir directed by Fernando Lebrija; Optical Fiber by Frnacisco Athie; The Cannibal’s Daughter (Lucía, Lucía) by Antonio Serrano; Life Kills directed by Nicolás Echevarria; A Breakfast Chronicle by Benjamín Cann and Blue Room by Walter Doehner are also part of his filmography.
Matthias is recognized internationally because he was Associate Producer and Line Producer of Before Night Falls by the prestigious painter and director Julian Schnabel.
He also is produced the film adaptation of the Colombian novel by Jorge Franco, Rosario Tijeras, directed by Emilio Maillé, nominated for a Goya ward in the best Spanish language film category. The film broke sale records in Colombia in 2005.
In 2007, Satanás based on the novel by Mario Mandoza and directed by Andrés Baiz was an enormous success in Colombia, and received honorable mention at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
In 2013 he released in South America YVY Maraey: Land Without Evil, a coproduction Mexico-Bolivia directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia. The film is recognized for participate in the program “Native Indigenous Cinema” at the Berlin International Film Festival.
In October 2014, Ehrenberg released the english remake of argentinian box office Elsa & Fred, directed by Michael Radford and starring by Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.
Matthias is the founder of Rio Negro Producciones and Barracuda Films and partner of Cinenomada Mexico, companies with a wide range of experience in film production.
He is currently in postproduction the Mexican remake of argentinian film Corazón de León and is preparing the road movie Soren by Juan Carlos Valdivia and Los trapos sucios se lavan en casa, a remake of comedy Chance.
Ricardo Kleinbaum initiated his career as a Producer when he worked as an Executive Producer for the film Morirse está en Hebreo in 2007.
Later in 2009 he becomes partner and producer of production company Río Negro and it is in August of 2010 when he participates as an actor and producer of the successful movie No Eres Tú, Soy Yo, directed by Alejandro Springall, with Eugenio Derbez in the leading role, which happened to be the first film at the Box Office of the year.
In 2012 he was part of the jury in the Shorts filmed with Cellphones Section of the Morelia Film Festival, while becoming the “Platinum Patron” of the Jewish Film Festival for 4 years in a row.
In 2014 he produces the American remake of Elsa & Fred, directed by Michael Radford ,with Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLane in the leading roles; and during next year he co-produces Gloria, the musical drama inspired in the most controversial pop/rock icon of Latin America: Gloria Trevi, which was nominated in 14 categories by the Mexican Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Sciences and it was distinguished with 5 statuettes.
Río Negro has ample experience providing Production Services in Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
Since its inception Río Negro, has conducted major productions for film and television, among which are: the Brazilian film ‘Eliana em o Segredo dos Golphinhos’ (2005), directed by Eliana Fonseca; the TV program Brazil’s TV Globo ‘Central da Periferia’ (2007), directed by Regina Case; Colombian TV series ‘The Promise’ (2011), directed by Klych Lopez, among others.
We have a core team of production and accounting personnel and the resources to complement our services with several strategic alliances for staff hiring and additional assets.
We also have first-tier suppliers such as CTT Exp & Rentals, EFFECINE MOBILE, LADO A ESTUDIOS, ÓXIDO POST, FLIPBOOK STUDIO, which provide us with camera equipment, props, lights, special effects, post production, vfx, transportation, and other resources with the highest quality standards at the most competitive costs.