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HBO Latino Film Festival Welcomes Joseph Castillo-Midyett's Autobiograpical Series, "This Boy's Vida (Made in America)"

Joseph Castillo-Midyett's series, "This Boy's Vida (Made in America)" has been welcomed with open arms at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival. They are continuing conversations with industry executives for a full series order and progressing the movement for more inclusive and representative storytelling across the industry.

New York, NY, August 18, 2019 --( Joseph Castillo-Midyett's "This Boy's Vida (Made in America)" has gotten off to a swinging start at the HBO Latino Film Festival. They have been welcomed with open arms by the entire NYLFF team and had very productive conversations about how to continue creating Latinx content that is of the community, for the community and by the community.

"'This Boy's Vida' has really become a movement in itself," says writer-creator Castillo-Midyett, "It started from a desire to see more representation in the stories I was seeing both as a creator and a consumer; a desire to see stories that represented my own experience. However, it has become so much more. I think the whole team was deeply impacted by how deeply the Latinx Community has rallied behind the series. It appears everyone has been feeling the same things and looking for a way to change it. Suddenly 'This Boy's Vida' really became part of a grassroots movement and we could not be prouder to represent our collective communities through this story and all of the stories we have in development with the same commitment and drive behind them. These stories are everyone's stories and our entire team couldn't be more honored to tell them."

In addition to the hordes of incredible fans and supporters who attended the screening at the AMC 25 in the heart of Times Square, TBV had several team members in attendance, including: Writer-Creator and Co-Director, Joseph Castillo-Midyett; Executive Producer, Gisela Chípe; Cinematographer, Nicolás López; Producer, Heidi-Marie Ferren; and Costume Designer, Marissa Menezes. Adrienne Lovette, the gifted co-director of "This Boy’s Vida," is already in production on another incredible project in Hungary, so she was sadly unable to attend, but absolutely there in spirit. Adrienne has been a force behind the project since the beginning and an invaluable team member and storyteller.

When asked for comment on the festival, Adrienne imparted heartfelt joy over the entire TBV journey:

“I [was so sad] I was unable to attend the festival, but I am extremely proud of our cast and crew for [giving of] their amazing talents in making This Boy's Vida possible. It’s important that us Latino’s have the support and love from our fellow Latinos, no matter what country we come from. All of our stories are important and deserve to be told in every platform we can get our hands on.”

You can sign up to be part of the movement and support "This Boy’s Vida (Made in America)" by visiting them at: and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at: @thisboysvida

Join the movement and bring these incredible stories to the world today, tomorrow and for years to come.

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