First Film by Puerto Rican Filmmaker to Receive National Distribution Through
A heartwarming and emotional drama is coming to select theaters and it's one you don't want to miss. Directed by Michael May, 30 Days With My Brother follows two brothers from Puerto Rico as they forcefully face their past alone. The drama stars Omar Mora and Adrián Núñez in a highly emotional look at the lives of Jonathan (Adrián Núñez) and Alexis (Omar Mora). The brothers who were separated at a young age by a horrific tragedy, reunited after 17 years. Both living the lives they chose, one a doctor with a secret and the other holding on to the past. 30 Days With My Brother also stars Stefy Garcia, Evelyn Michelle, Amy Schloerb and Enrique Fosse.
Omar Mora is the first Puerto Rican from the island to produce a film resulting in national distribution in the states through AMC Independent™. A feat not to be taken lightly, Mora has been working towards this goal since he began his writing career in 2012 with the intention of documenting his stories and producing them into feature films. As a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Mora has benefitted from their
programs and workshops and has learned the ins and outs of independent filmmaking. It was at the 2015 NALIP Media Summit where Mora learned about AMC Independent™ through the workshop, The Big Screen: How Tech Enhances Movie Distribution presented by AMC Theatres. Led by AMC Theatres' Nikkole Denson-Randolph, the workshop provided Mora with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully distribute his film in the US.
"The AMC workshop I attended last summer was one of the best experiences ever...I received so much valuable information which is currently helping me market my film," said Mora about the workshop. He added, "I attended so many workshops and conferences at The Summit and learned so much, that it gave me the confidence to self-distribute my film, something I never thought I would do."
AMC Independent™ dedicates over 20% of their theaters to showing independent films throughout the year, including AMC-exclusive releases. Their goal is to engage and inspire audiences and at the same time, give distribution to independent filmmakers. A great way to showcase unseen talent and support it.
30 Days With My Brother will open on April 8, 2016 with limited distribution in select markets through AMC Independent™.