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Tilma Films, 1531 Films and Trick Entertainment

 Juan Ignacio Pena, CEO and Producer of Tilma Films is teaming with Patrick Rivera and his two companies, 1531Films and Trick Entertainment to help co-produce the animated feature film titled "Mexicana".  

Three great childhood friends are separated as they grow up: Ome is named warrior leader of the Aztecs, Xochi becomes a sensitive artist, and Cuau adopts the faith of the Spanish missionaries and becomes Juan Diego.

In 1531 their world is on the verge of collapse, just as a conspiracy hatched by the evil spirit Nahualli and the Spanish General threatens the fragile peace in those lands. But a real miracle is about to happen, and it will be the key for the three friends to believe that coexistence is possible, giving way to the union of the two peoples, to their cultural and racial mixing, and to the birth of the great Mexican nation.

We were able to gather a world-class team who believed in this idea, from our Latin Grammy award winning composer Alexander Ache and Score Composer Emmy award winner Lucas Vidal (Fast and Furious 6 and The Raven) 


The film has raise $3 million to date and we are currently looking to raise another $10 million to finish making the feature length film. You can watch the Animatic pencil animation to see what the film will feel and look like. (You can request the password to watch). I hope after watch the video and looking at the pitch deck you will join us on this journey of creating a great story for the whole family.


Contact Patrick at for a pitch deck and password to watch Animatic video

Juan Ignacio Pena

Juan Ignacio Peña is a Spanish screenwriter and film producer naturalized Mexican, who works between Spain and Mexico, where he has created his companies Cero y Medio Producciones and TILMA FILMS.

Juan Ignacio Peña became known with the successful animated film THE THREE WISE MEN, nominated for a Goya Award and released in more than 65 countries. He was also nominated for the Silver Goddesses for his screenplay for ILUSIONS S.A.

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Message from Patrick Rivera

I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to make a significant impact and thrilled to collaborate with Tilma Films in this joint mission to raise the necessary funds for the production of a highly anticipated animation film. Recognizing the importance of this project and its potential to touch the hearts and minds of audiences, my passion for storytelling aligns perfectly with the goals of Tilma Films. By combining our expertise, creativity, and shared vision, I aim to bring this much-needed animation film to life, offering a compelling and transformative experience to viewers. Through this collaboration, Tilma Films and I are poised to make a lasting impression in the world of animated storytelling while positively influencing and enriching the lives of those who encounter their creation.

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