Oliver Trevena Signs Thriller ‘Social Capital’; Buffalo 8 Acquires Ecuadorian Oscar Entry ‘Lo Invisible’; 1091 Takes ‘Mixtape Trilogy’ Doc With Indigo Girls, Talib Kweli, More – Movie Briefs


EXCLUSIVE: Oliver Trevena (Flat) will produce and star in the dramatic thriller Social capitalby writer-director Emilio Mauro.

The upcoming film follows an ensemble of diverse characters who work their way through a seemingly normal office work day that begins to unwind as they are pushed ever closer to the edge under mounting pressure. Trevena plays Scott, who is in constant mental distress – straddling the line between angry and manic. However, deep down, he is a man trying to find his strength and purpose, holding it all together after his relationships, both personal and professional, begin to relax.

Mauro produces Social capital, with Trevena joined as executive producer by David Womark and Alecia Jean Lebeda. The actor – currently starring alongside Gerard Butler, Mike Colter and more in the action thriller Lionsgate Flat – is filming a role this month alongside Harvey Keitel and Olga Kurylenko in the action thriller The paradox effect that Scott Weintrob is at the helm of Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment. He is represented by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Independent Talent Group in the UK.

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Lo invisible

Buffalo 8

EXCLUSIVE: Buffalo 8 has acquired North American rights to the drama Lo invisibleEcuador’s candidate for the Oscars and Goya Awards in 2023. The film directed by Javier Andrade (The porcelain horse) is scheduled for release on VOD in the second or third quarter of this year.

In Lo invisible, a woman (Anahí Hoeneisen) returns from psychiatric care and finds herself in a new confinement – a beautiful mansion in Puembo, Ecuador. She is unable to return to normal after a period of severe postpartum depression and, alone between family and servants, must keep her struggle invisible – over time she sinks deeper and deeper into madness.

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The first Ecuadorian film to screen at the Toronto Film Festival in nearly 20 years, Lo invisible also earned a nomination for Best Ibero-American Film at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival last year. Buffalo 8’s Nikki Stier Justice negotiated the deal to acquire the picture with Lucas Taillefer at Trópico Cine.


'Mixtape trilogy: stories about the power of music'

Mixtape trilogy: stories about the power of music

1091 images

EXCLUSIVE: 1091 images acquired rights Mixtape trilogy: stories about the power of music — a star-studded music documentary written and directed by Kathleen Ermitage in her feature film debut. The film, starring folk rock icons Indigo Girls, composer-pianist Vijay Iver and rapper-activist Talib Kewli, will be released on digital platforms on February 7.

Mixtape trilogy explores one of the most intense and unique relationships between people who rarely meet: music artists and their fans. In the documentary, Indigo Girls openly share their journey, which has greatly influenced the life of their biggest fan. Iyer explores issues of immigration and race through his music, seeing how his work touches the heart of Garnette, a “man of the streets” from Kingston, Jamaica. And then there’s Kweli, who inspires and transforms the life of Mike, a Detroit “hip-hop” architect. Ermitage in the doc unpacks the music of each and invites the audience to fall in. The art of listening is unfolding and inspiring us to listen to music and perhaps each other in new ways.

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The award-winning feature film, which will debut on the festival circuit in Sonoma in 2022, is produced by Alan Cogen, Dave Harding and John Scheinfeld (Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary). Gregory Maurice negotiated the acquisition agreement on behalf of 1091 Pictures.