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Productor de Sound of Freedom revela que Netflix y Disney no se interesaron en su película

Por GDA | El Comercio | Perú – La cinta protagonizada por Jim Caviezel se estrenó el 4 de julio en Estados Unidos. Basada en hechos reales, cuenta la experiencia del exagente Tim Ballard, que se aventuró en la búsqueda y captura de consumidores y productores de pornografía infantil

El productor de la película Sound of Freedom (Sonidos de libertad), Eduardo Verástegui, reveló que las plataformas de streaming Disney, Netflix y Amazon no mostraron interés por incluir a la película en sus catálogos debido a su temática basada en la trata de niños.

Verástegui comentó también que tenía un contrato firmado con Fox para la distribución de su película, pero tras la compra de Disney a la empresa este se canceló. Para la compañía de Micky Mouse, la cinta no se acoplaba a la oferta que presentan.

«Le enseño la película a los nuevos directivos de Disney, mis amigos de Fox estaban fuera, y el grupo fue honesto y me dijeron ‘esta pelicula no es para Disney», relató Verástegui.

Angel Studios, la empresa que salvó la película

Por otro lado, el productor mexicano narró también que la productora Angel Studios aceptó la película. En menos de 5 días pudo firmar el contrato que permitiría el estreno en cines de Estados Unidos.

«Estaban apasionados con el proyecto. Me dice dicen: ‘Sacamos la película el 4 de julio. Llevas esperando 8 años, confía en nosotros’. Y salió el Día de la Independencia en Estados Unidos, justo el día de la libertad. Es una película que crea conciencia», indicó Eduardo.

El productor también narró que para el día del estreno, Sound of Freedom tenía que competir con franquicias como Indiana Jones y otros. También relató que los cines disminuyeron la cantidad de salas en donde se proyectó la película.

¿En dónde se puede ver la película?

Aunque todavía se tiene una fecha exacta del estreno en Suramérica, se puede acceder al filme mediante plataformas de streaming alternativas.

La historia de Sonidos de libertad está basada en hechos reales, precisamente en la experiencia del exagente Tim Ballard (Jim Caviezel) que se aventuró en la búsqueda y captura de consumidores y productores de pornografía infantil. Fue recomendada por Mel Gibson.

‘Sound of Freedom’ will not be on Netflix, according to producer Eduardo Verástegui

Sound of freedom continues to give what to talk about. Although there is still no certainty that the film will reach Peru, the mexican producer Eduardo Verástegui revealed that he did have plans to be released in Latin America, however, everything fell apart. 

Through his social networks, he said that he had the film ready five years ago, he had even shown the script to Fox. After they saw it, they became interested in the project and made a contract for Latin America. However, Disney bought Fox and everything came to a standstill. 

Eduardo Verasteguicommented that he knocked on the doors of all the large production houses to distribute sound of freedombut apparently they all refused. “The film was already finished three years ago, I knocked on doors at Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Lionsgate and nobody paid attention to me.” 

The producer of sound of freedom I was hoping that ‘Mickey’s House’ could make the distribution a reality, because it had a contract with Fox, but everything got complicated. “I showed the movie to the new Disney executives, my friends from Fox were away, and the group was honest and told me ‘this movie is not for Disney’, we had a contract for projects that were no longer going to be carried out. , after a year of negotiating, I was able to recover the rights. I took the best movie of my life, but for them it was one more. ‘This is not for us,’ they said. 

After everyone rejected him, he arrived at Angel Studios and within five days they signed the contract. The company already had a release date after being impressed with the ‘first look’. “They were passionate about the project. Suddenly they tell me ‘We released the film on July 4th. You’ve been waiting 8 years, trust us’. And it came out on Independence Day in the United States, just on the day of freedom. It is a film that raises awareness.” 

After seeing the reaction of the people with sound of freedomEduardo Verastegui It went ahead with the distribution, despite the fact that some movie theaters were taken from it, because Indiana Jones, a Disney movie, was being released. –

“It was Disney against two Mexicans. We went all the same, they with 2,000 rooms more than us, we only advertised on social networks and this was the result. Thank you very much”, concluded the producer who did not stop thanking the attendees who positioned the tape as the most watched, surpassing a fifth of Indiana Jones.

Actual history of sound of freedom 

Tim Ballard He does exist, he was a special agent for the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service. As shown in the fiction, he collected a lot of evidence and arrested people suspected of consuming child material and pornographic content. 

“I spent 12 years as a special agent, undercover operator, for the Department of Homeland Security, working on crimes against children, child trafficking, and it was kind of an evolution, the first few years it was mostly just end user, collector, cases of people who own, distribute child exploitation material,” he told The Daily Signal

In the beginning, Tim Ballard He caught the consumers of child pornography in the United States, but he was always thinking about how to find these children and who the traffickers were: 

“I always wondered: ‘Where are the children?’ I see these videos, it breaks my heart, I have to describe them (in the reports). There is a scene in the movie that breaks my heart where Jim (Caviezel) cries as he has to describe these horrible child sex scenes, and when I say children, I mean the average age, seven, six, five,” he added. she.