Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for their newest documentary film titled The Boy From Medellín, centering around award-winning Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin as he returns to his hometown for a sold-out stadium solo concert. The video also highlights the global superstar’s political dilemma of whether he should use his platform to voice out his people’s needs and rights or not. The docufilm will be available for streaming on Friday, May 7.
The Boy From Medellín is an intimate portrait of one of the biggest international superstars of our time that provides us an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life. It follows Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, who is better known as J Balvin, as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia. But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe. As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens behind the scenes, Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years.
Check out The Boy From Medellín trailer below:
The documentary film is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War). It was shot entirely in the intense and dramatic week leading up to the concert.
J Balvin is best known for his hits songs such as “Mi Gente,” “Ginza,” “Ay Vamos,” “I Like It,” “Safari,” “Loco Contigo,” and “One Day.” He has already collaborated with a number of popular artists, including Beyonce, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Pharell Williams, Pitbull, Bad Bunny, and more. He has won four Latin Grammy Awards for Best Urban Music Album as well as two Grammy nominations for Record of the Year.
The Boy From Medellín is executive produced by Balvin, Fabio Acosta, Allison Kaye, Scott Manson, Jennifer McDaniels, Jenna Millman, Juan Diego Villegas and Scooter Braun. Producers are Juan Camilo Cruz, Myles Ester and Joedan Okun.