Amazon Studios released the official trailer for The Boy from Medellín, Matthew Heineman’s latest documentary on Colombian reggaeton singer Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin aka J Balvin preparing for his 2019 homecoming concert. The documentary which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuts globally on Prime Video on May 7th, 2021.
From Academy Award-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an astonishingly intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time.
The Boy from Medellín follows 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.
Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, The Boy from Medellín gives us unprecedented access to “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador,” and provides an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.
Watch the official trailer for The Boy from Medellín