New ‘John Leguizamo’ Documentary – NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!


“TALES FROM A GHETTO KLOWN” DEBUTS JULY 13 AS PART OF

PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL

– Chronicles Renowned Actor John Leguizamo’s One-Man Show – 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/475801048/john-leguizamo-tales-from-a-ghetto-klown/widget/video.html

New York, NY; May 30, 2012 – TALES FROM A GHETTO KLOWN profiles award-winning actor and playwright John Leguizamo’s unorthodox rise to success and his struggles to mount his latest one-man show on Broadway and beyond. The program premieres Friday, July 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings) as part of the PBS ARTS SUMMER FESTIVAL, a multi-platform event anchored by seven films that highlight artists and performances from around the world.

Starting with a survey of his Colombian and “NuyoRican” roots and building to his high-profile career in Hollywood, Leguizamo bares his soul (as do his colleagues, family members and celebrity friends) in this behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the industry’s most versatile actors. After the Broadway success of his latest show, Ghetto Klown, Leguizamo goes on the road to his native Colombia and performs it in Spanish. The film, directed by Ben DeJesus, documents the entire journey, including such bumps along the way as his struggles to translate the show and his insecurities over his rusty language skills.

The film is currently seeking support of fans via Kickstarter: ‘We aim to complete the film in the next few months with the highest quality standards possible. The film has been offered the opportunity to premiere on PBS this summer, but we need your support to make it happen.This documentary is more than just a behind-the-scenes look at a play; it’s a touching, hilarious, and uplifting experience that will leave many people inspired and changed. With this head start, we could bring the film the international attention that it deserves.’

CREDITS

TALES FROM A GHETTO KLOWN is a co-production of Diamante Pictures, David Chitel, Fisher Stevens, director Ben DeJesus and Latino Public Broadcasting, with major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding for the launch of PBS Arts has been provided by Anne Ray Charitable Trust, public television viewers and PBS.

ABOUT DIAMANTE PICTURES

Founded by director Ben DeJesus, Diamante Pictures is a production and branded entertainment company, based in New York City and Miami Beach, that has produced over 75 hours of programming for broadcast, 100+ commercials, 100+ webisodes, 35 music videos and 25 DVD titles.

 

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