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J Balvin Documentary ‘The Boy From Medellin’ Attained by Amazon Studios

Everyone will soon be immersed into the life of Latin artist Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin also known as J Balvin.

Amazon Studios has now earned the worldwide rights of the documentary that was directed by Matthew Heineman, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker. 

The Boy From Medellin will have its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival in September. 

It  will show exclusive access to the best-selling reggaeton artist as he gets ready to perform the biggest concert of his life. A sold out concert in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. It will also give an insight of the crucial and emotional moments the latin artist went through. 

Heineman gives the world an opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of J Balvin’s life changing moments and will show the stardom of his successful career in Medellin Colombia. 

“Representing my country, my city and Latin culture globally is a lifelong pursuit and I’m so proud to be a son of Medellín. I’m honored to be able to tell my story in this beautiful way and working with Matthew on this project was an incredible experience. Thank you to Amazon for making sure this story can be seen around the world”, said J Balvin. 

The Boy from Medellin is a poignant and transparent snapshot of Latin superstar J Balvin’s journey at such a crucial time in Colombia’s history,” said Javiera Balmaceda, Head of International Originals in Argentina, Chile and Colombia, Amazon Studios. “Filmmaker Matthew Heineman is a master of his craft, and beautifully depicts the perspective of an international music icon. We are thrilled to welcome Matthew back to the Amazon family and to share J Balvin’s story with our global customers.”

“I am excited to partner with Amazon in bringing Jose’s powerful personal story to a global audience,” said Heineman. “While J Balvin is the undeniably talented musical icon behind some of the world’s most popular songs, Jose’s strength and openness in talking about his struggles with mental health drew me to make the film. I was honored that Jose gave us extremely intimate access to this important moment in his life, and the result is a universal story about a man trying to reckon with his place in this world that I hope will resonate with fans and new audiences alike.”

J Balvin is a 4-time latin grammy award winner and is on the top streaming music artist in the world. With his talent he has earned a huge fan-base around the world.  

His recent album “Colores” was critically praised and it received commercial success. J Balvin songs ‘Blanco’, ‘Morado’, and ‘Rojo’ went #1 making him the artist with the most number 1 on the Latin Airplay charts in history.

The documentary was backed and fully financed by Endeavor Content and produced by Our Time Projects and Sb Projects. It’s producers are Matthew Heineman, Juan Camilo Cruz, Myles Estey and Joedan Okun. It’s executive Produced by Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye, Scott Manson and Jennifer McDaniels Fabio Acosta, José Álvaro Osorio Balvín, Jenna Millman and Juan Diego Villegas.

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Liliana Ramirez

Liliana Ramirez is a Mexican-American bilingual student journalist at California State University, Northridge. She is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast. She has received an associate’s degree in communications from Los Angeles Valley College and expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUN. In her life, she sees herself doing entertainment, hard news and news anchoring. She aspires to be an excellent reporter and amplify the voices of her community. As of now, she is the social media coordinator for the RTDNA student chapter and a member of the NAHJ student chapter at CSUN.

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