Apparently, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay “didn’t” just make him up from a random name on Will’s phone.
You can think of Gary Sanchez Productions as the sibling company to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die that takes on more the feature film side of things in contrast to FoD’s digital and TV angle.
The namesake of the company has been shrouded in secrecy for years as the production company’s landing page says:
Gary Sanchez Productions is a film production company spearheaded by Paraguayan entrepreneur and financier Gary Sanchez. Also Americans Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy. Please see films so Mr. Sanchez can continue to live like king in poor, unequal country.Add Gary as a friend on Facebook!Please note: All inquiries regarding Rottweiler puppies should be directed to Mr. Sanchez’s home phone number. If you do not already have Mr. Sanchez’s home phone number, you will not be considered for the next litter. Mr. Sanchez is no longer accepting new clients.
For the first time ever, and “incidentally” on the 10th anniversary of Gary Sanchez Productions, Variety got a brief, but exclusive interview with the reclusive financier.
Such gems from the conversation include:
Variety: What has been your proudest accomplishment in your time here?
Gary Sanchez: One time I fought a man from the hills of Paraguay named Bako who was large and fearless. He had killed jaguars with a stick many times. I broke his neck while his whole village watched and cried.Oh wait, you mean my proudest accomplishment in regards to the company? That would be “Daddy’s Home,” “Eastbound and Down,” “Drunk History” and “Step Brothers.” I also think “Welcome to Me” is a gem.