In its first English-language pick-up, Miami-based Latin American specialist Ondamax has taken world rights to Brian Petersen's Coyote.

The film, a Grand Jury Award winner at the Big Bear Lake Film Festival and an Audience Award Winner at the San Diego Film Festival, is about two young Americans who try to help smuggle a deported friend back across the border from Mexico to the US.

Prior to the AFM, Ondamax sold The Samba Poet sold to Pandora in Brazil, where it will be given a 40 print release later this year. This is a film about Noel Rosa, the Samba composer credited with changing the course of Brazilian music.

Other upcoming projects from Ondamax include Gasolina, an award winner in
Cine En Construiccion in San Sebastian. The film is a Guatemalan drama about three teenagers who leave their gated community and go on the rampage.

Meanwhile, Ondamax is also handling Lokas, billed as the first Latin-American comedy and family movie about homosexuality, and is packaging Captains Of The Sands, an adaptation of the novel by Jorge Amado about homeless kids in the streets of Salvador De Bahia in the 1950s. Imagem has already boarded the project as an investor and co-producer.