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Concord Originals, the narrative content creation division of the world’s leading independent music company and licensor of stage productions, Concord, partnered with Outfest to launch a one-of-a-kind short film financing and intellectual property licensing initiative to support up-and-coming LGBTQIA+ filmmakers of color. One of the featured films from this colaboration is a short film called Avivar, premiering at Outfest Los Angeles 2023. Today we talk to the producer , writer, director and star of Avivar.
Outfest began as a queer film festival and has become a major arts, media and entertainment organization. This year's festival runs July 13 to July 23. Avivar means to ignite, revive, rekindle, The film centers on Roberto, played by Jonathan De La Torre, who also wrote the story the film was based on. Roberto is dying and reflects on the machismo and homophobic trauma he inflicted on his family, and the dysfunction that created. Today wa talk to Jonathan, as well as director Miles Lopez, and producer Charles Hopkins.
Concord is the independent, worldwide leader in the development, management and acquisition of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights and narrative content, representing more than 1 million songs, composed works, plays, musicals and active recordings.
With co-host Brody Levesque