Oscar-nominated Matthew Heineman directed the documentary about the Columbian reggaeton star to debut at Toronto.
Amazon Studios has picked up the worldwide rights to director Matthew Heineman's The Boy From Medellín, a portrait of Colombian Latin music star J Balvin.
The Endeavor Content-backed feature-length documentary follows Balvin, the “Prince of Reggaeton" and a Latin Grammy–winning performer, in the lead-up to a sold-out 2019 homecoming concert performance in Medellín, Colombia. The acquisition deal comes ahead of the documentary's world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 11 via the Bell Digital Cinema platform.
"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," Balvin said in a statement on Monday (Aug. 31).