WarnerMedia OneFifty Takes ‘A La Calle’ Documentary, Sets HBO Max Release Date
EXCLUSIVE: WarnerMedia OneFifty chooses award-winning documentary At La Calle which premieres on HBO Max on Wednesday, September 15, International Democracy Day.
Directed by Nelson G. Navarrete and Maxx Caicedo, At La Calle is a first-hand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of underground film crews smuggling hard drives out of Venezuela, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures, including Leopoldo López (whose arrest and lópez imprisonment inspired a national movement), Venezuelan Democratic leader Juan Guaidó and grassroots members. activist Nixon Leal, as well as a host of ordinary citizens.
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At La Calle is produced by Priority Pictures and Vitamin Productions in association with The Brakefield Company and produced by Greg Little, Karen Lauder and Lizzie Friedman.
“It is an honor to have the film premiere on HBO Max where audiences will now have the chance to experience this powerful and beautifully told story. Our hope is that At La Calle, raises awareness among critics of the ongoing humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela, ”Priority Pictures’ EP Little said.
The film was produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Shawna Brakefield-Haase, pga (Momentum Generation, Nossa Chape, Girls Can’t Surf), Marcus Cheek, pga, Maxx Caicedo, pga, and Nelson G. Navarrete, pga David Mosquera is the cinematographer of the film, and it is edited by Yesenia Higuera, with music by Elik Álvarez, from Venezuela, which includes traditional local instrumentation and musicians in the score.
“OneFifty understands that documentary films can be more than art or entertainment, but a means through which the world can learn about the most important socio-political issues of our time,” said Navarrete and Caicedo.
At La Calle won the Doc Aviv “Beyond the Screen Award” at the festival’s premiere in Israel. At La Calle has also performed at the Doc NYC (where Navarrete and Caicedo were on the Doc NYC “40 Under 40” list), the Miami Film Festival, the Movies That Matter Film Festival and Activism Competition, the Cleveland International Film Festival, as well as the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals in London, Toronto and Amsterdam, among others.
The documentary campaign’s distinguished panel series included a private screening and discussion with members of the Council on Foreign Relations at full capacity.
Endeavor Content handled national sales on behalf of the filmmakers. International film rights are still available. The deal was negotiated by Chris Grunden, SVP Content Acquisitions HBO and HBO MAX.
Priority Pictures is a production and financing company owned by producers Lizzie Friedman, Greg Little and Karen Lauder. Past credits include the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Momentum generation and films awarded at Sundance The earth, the Stanford prison experience, as good as Bel Canto, Ride and Emelie.
WarnerMedia OneFifty builds on the nearly 100-year tradition of innovation at Warner Bros. The label serves as a content innovation center for WarnerMedia. Their mission is to serve as an artist studio where content innovation happens, seeking to bring audiences the best, untold and compelling stories.
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