Sharing Some Good News…
In these challenging times, we are happy to share our progress. LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS, the latest in our slate of Cuba films, has grown from a short film in the series “Evolution Cuba” to a feature-length documentary. Our story of two virtuoso Cuban-born brothers separated by geopolitics yet united by music has the wind at its back.
Aldo and Ilmar are working on their first joint CD, and just this week we wrapped production by capturing their first recording session ever on film — luscious music composed by Aldo and performed by both brothers with verve and heart.
We fell in love with the López-Gavilán family and their extraordinary music, but it’s not just us. The project is buoyed by funding from the extremely competitive Independent Television Service and Latino Public Broadcasting, as well as generous support from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, and recently the National Endowment for the Arts.
In other news, we're delighted to have finished the short film about photographer Ivan Soca Pascual, formerly called THE LENS, now renamed IT'S ONLY ROCK N' ROLL. If you are a Kickstarter donor who signed up for a DVD reward, it is on its way. We thank you for your patience and belief in this insightful perspective on the Rolling Stones historic visit to Cuba.
Next spring our work finishing LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS will be facilitated by the opportunity to teach at NYU’s documentary film program in Havana. Needless to say we are more than thrilled and are ending the year ever so grateful for the ongoing support of our friends, fellow filmmakers, family, and community.
Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year.