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Los Angeles, CA - April 16, 2018 -
What will they choose – an un-forbidden love or their family loyalties? Find out today – ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is now streaming on VOD platforms.
TriCoast Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Florida Film House’s urban, street film, ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is now streaming on VOD platforms. Directed by Blademil Grullon (‘Love and Reality’, ‘Fade Away’), ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is a current day West Side Story meets “Romeo & Juliet” love story, reflecting the longtime cultural conflict between the Haitian culture and Dominican culture.
Capturing the rough, violent turning point of the Miami streets, ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ shows the cultural divide between Haitians and Dominicans, who have has crossed the Caribbean. This provocative tale follows Miami teens – the artistic, yet violent, bad-boy ‘Sandy’ (Miguel “Fuego” Duran) and smart, good-girl ‘Flo’ (Lexi Delarosa) – who are forced to balance their ethnic loyalties against their personal and romantic aspirations. A tough and gritty tale, ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ begins with Miami’s top dog, Patrick (Paul Antoine) who roughs-it-out with Felipe (Mitch Lemos), for full authority of the Miami street drug markets. The feud only intensifies once Patrick’s younger sister, Flo, and Felipe’s nephew, Sandy, fall into young love.
The streets of Miami have become a battlefield between their families, their cultural differences of Haitian and Dominican are working against them – Will Sandy and Flo finally find love? Or will it result in an intense climax similar to “Romeo & Juliet”?
‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is the first-ever film to be released as a national theatrical with the collaboration of Haitians and Dominican. The film features several Miami-born and now residents artists, including its score by Haitian Actor / Composer / Soundtrack artist, Wyclef Jean, and its soundtrack with Cuban American sensation, Armando “Pitbull” Perez, as well as the lead of Sandy, Miguel “Fuego” Duran a.k.a Fuego, who is a Dominican rapper.
Noted as an extremely talented artist, Jean has received several Grammy Awards, and has reached eight nominations, including those received at the Golden Globes Awards. He is world-known for film soundtracks, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ (2004), ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ (2004), and James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008).
Pitbull is an American rapper, singer, actor and record producer, known for singles ‘Timber’, ‘Time of Our Lives’ featuring Ne-Yo, ‘The Anthem’ featuring Lil Jon. With stage names including “Mr. 305”or “Mr. Worldwide”, in reference to bridging the bilingual world and the Miami area code. Pitbull grew up as a first-generation Cuban American in the Miami world of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Miami Vice’ (drug-filled neighborhoods), which heavily influenced his music, lyrics, and dreams. Fuego is signed to Pitbull’s record label, Mr. 305 Inc. also uniting cultures with American hip-hop and Latino music. Together, they released the official remix to ‘Mi Alma Se Muere’, which was an international sensation.
Including production by Miami native Marco Mall, ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ paints the real life cultural conflict and street life of Miami. Mall describes the provocative tale of ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ as a “story is about forgiving the past and moving into the future. Even though you see a little bit of violence -- that's reality -- at the end of the day we make sure that we have a positive message,” wrote Christine Dimattei from WLRN.
A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is gritty, raw, and truthful, brings to light Miami’s urban street culture, simultaneously instilling hope that longtime cultural conflicts can be conquered. Featuring its talented and diverse cast, many who have previously witnessed and lived through the on-going feud between the Haitian and Dominican cultures in Miami, ‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ allows audiences to walk down the Miami streets themselves, wondering which they would choose – love or family?
‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ is now available on VOD platforms, including Amazon, InDemand, DirecTV, Vimeo on Demand, iTunes Google Play and Hoopla.
‘A MIAMI LOVE STORY’ captures Miami’s urban and art culture exquisitely with cast members, Miguel “Fuego” Duran (Soundtrack of “Puerto Ricans in Paris”, written/ performed ‘Mami Mami’), Lexi Delarosa (‘Love and Reality’, ‘Zoe911’, ‘Mattie: The Discovery’), Paul Antoine (‘Love and Reality’), and Mitch Lemos (director of ‘A Haunting Expense’, ‘Fearless Heart’, ‘Fade Away’). Producer Marco Mall is the founder of the Urban Film Festival in Miami and runner of full-service production company based in the Wynwood section of Miami, Florida Film House and is credited for ‘Zoe911’, ‘Kevin Gates Short Film’, ‘Swingers Anonymous’.
A MIAMI LOVE STORY (2017, 80 min.) Written and Directed by Blademil Grullon. Editors: Tony Ciccone, Blademil Grullon, Jokes Yanes. Cinematographer: Luis Valverde. Original Music: Wyclef Jean and Alberto Vaccarino. US, English. Florida Film House, TriCoast Entertainment.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Florida Film House.
About TriCoast Entertainment:
A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Entertainment is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities.
Founded by CEOs: Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton.
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