1091 Pictures Acquires World Rights to Jose Daniel Freixas’ Feature Directorial Debut VANDAL


(Info from press release)

1091 Pictures announced today they have secured the world rights to Jose Daniel Freixas’ feature directorial debut VANDAL. The thriller is an EXILIUM production, and stars Daniel Zovatto (Don’t Breathe), Otmara Marrero (“Connecting…”, “StartUp”), Beau Knapp (Southpaw), Juan Pablo Raba (“Narcos”), Richard Schiff (“The Good Doctor”), and Frankie J. Alvarez (“Looking”). The film will be available to purchase or rent beginning November 16, 2021.
 
VANDAL is the story of the young leader (Zovatto) of an infamous graffiti crew in Miami who experiences love, loss, and the consequences of his actions as he comes of age, struggling to justify his obsession with illegal street graffiti.
 
“Graffiti has been a part of my life since I was 10 years old. I grew up through graffiti with so many highs and so many lows along the way. As a filmmaker it has been one of my earliest dreams to make a film that authentically depicts the lives of graffiti artists from the perspective of Miami, and represent my Hispanic culture. I am eternally grateful to our cast and crew for bringing their energy, creativity, and talent to deliver what I believe is one of the greatest films about graffiti ever made. I am equally grateful to 1091 Pictures for believing in this film and helping spread the message and magic of graffiti and street art around the globe. We know Vandal is in great hands with the team at 1091 Pictures,” said Director Jose Daniel Freixas.
 
Greg Maurice, Director of Content Acquisition for 1091 Pictures stated that  “VANDAL showcases an authentic and unique perspective of the graffiti world. Both The Godfather of LA graffiti, Kelly ‘Risk’ Gravall, and Atlanta graffiti legend, Dax Rudnak from the Dungeon Family, approved of the true experiences graffiti artists encounter through this film. Jay Dee's selection of an inclusive, award-winning crew including Gregory Tripi, Caleb Heyman and Oscar-winning casting director, Yesi Ramirez, was the perfect combination to authentically highlight the world of graffiti, something most people see but know anything about."
 
VANDAL is directed by Jose Daniel Freixas and written by Freixas, Paul Taegel, Derek Mether, Andrew Bozalis, and Tony Gonzalez. The film is produced by Freixas and Tony Gonzalez. Executive Producers are Rob Weiss, Kelly “Risk” Graval, Marco Vicini, and Tony Gonzalez.
 
Upcoming projects for Exilium include a film adaption of The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld by New York Times bestselling author T.J. English, which will star Benicio Del Toro with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to produce and a forthcoming T.J. English book The Last Kilo: Willie Falcon and the Cocaine Era That Seduced America in the works. Upcoming projects for the cast include Daniel Zovatto in HBO Max’s “Station Eleven” and Otmara Marrero in the upcoming Netflix series “Florida Man”.
 
The deal was negotiated by producer Tony Gonzalez on behalf of the filmmakers and Greg Maurice of 1091 Pictures.

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