Gastón Pavlovich is a Mexican businessman, economist, and filmmaker who founded Fábrica de Cine in 2013. Fábrica de Cine is an international production company based in México City with presence in Los Angeles. In a little under four years, Fábrica de Cine has produced 14 films.
Gastón turned writer and producer in 2009 when his grandparent’s love story became the Mexican classic El estudiante, winner of Best Film and Top Box Office movie (2009), changing the narrative of the Mexican cinema to be a proposal with an inspirational theme and reflecting the most beautiful values of México.
Pavlovich, invited by Martin Scorsese, participated as the lead, hands-on producer to realize a project over 20 years in the making. The movie Silence, directed by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese, starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver.
Prior projects include producing Waiting for the Miracle to Come alongside music talents Willie Nelson and U2 legend singer Bono, as well as acclaimed actress Charlotte Rampling; and A Hologram for the King, another independent film starring Academy Award winner and acclaimed actor Tom Hanks.
Pavlovich participated in Cannes in 2013 as an executive producer exhibiting the film Max Rose starring Jerry Lewis in Jerry’s last film prior to his death. He was also producer of The Price of Desire. It became Gastón’s first stepping stone into European productions and content.
Over the four years serving as Chairman of the Board, as well as overseeing the day to day operations for Fábrica de Cine, Gastón has produced Milagro en Praga, filmed in Prague, starring Mexican talent Aislinn Derbez and Dolores Heredia; 108 costuras (Stitches), written and produced by Gastón, starring Mexican talent Kuno Becker, José Ángel Bichir, and Ximena Navarrete (Miss Universe 2010). This film punctuates Gastón ‘s interest in continuing to produce Mexican films that will have a broader international audience. He has also produced Prometo no enamorarme, a modern-day tale of a Dostoyevski classic.
Most recently Gastón is a producer of The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, presently in post-production.
Gastón reteamed with acclaimed director Martin Scorsese to produce Netflix’s exclusive The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. They are in active post-production at the moment.
Gastón acquired distribution rights for México and Spain of Oscar’s nominee Loving Vincent, world’s first fully painted feature film. Presently Gastón is developing other projects for films, TV Series and documentaries focused on different world markets.
Mexican businessman Gastón Pavlovich became known in the industry when he wrote the story for El Estudiante, released in 2009. The first American film he produced was A Hologram For The King, starring Tom Hanks. He’s also the producer of Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2016), and The Irishman (scheduled for 2019).
- Q&A with Gastón Pavlovich
- When: Friday September 28, 7:00PM
- Where: George Ignatieff Theatre