I’ve just been alerted to a new film hitting Amazon Prime Video this coming weekend – literally had not heard of it before I received the email. Guava Island stars Donald Glover and launches globally on 13th April.
The feature has an amazing cast. As well as Glover, we have Rihanna (Home), Nonso Anozie (Cinderella), and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) all appearing. The thing is, not much is known about the movie at all – there is no official synopsis – but we have some quotes from Glover and the film’s director Hiro Murai.
We’ve also got a ton more info on the prject below but the key detail is that the feature lands on Amazon at 8.01am BST on Saturday.
“I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favourite projects I’ve ever worked on,” said Glover.
“Guava Island is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I’ve ever met,” said director Hiro Murai. “Designers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers came together from all over the world to create this crazy fever dream of a production.”
“We are so proud to be able to amplify Donald & Hiro’s vision and share this compelling story with our Prime subscribers across the globe,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Carmen Cuba, Wolf & Rothstein and New Regency have been incredible partners throughout this exciting journey and we can’t wait to invite all our prime customers to Guava Island on Saturday!”
“Donald Glover is precisely the kind of talented multihyphenate artist that New Regency backs. Guava Island hits all the marks for us – socially relevant, artistically powerful and a film that will move audiences. We are grateful to Jen and Amazon for seeing the potential,” said Yariv Milchan, Chairman of New Regency.
Guava Island is an expansion of Glover’s idea of freedom, in creative and business terms. It was directed by Hiro Murai (Atlanta), written by Stephen Glover (Atlanta) and based on a story by Royalty.
The film was produced by Fam Udeorji (Atlanta), Carmen Cuba (The Martian), Donald Glover & New Regency, who also financed the project, with executive producers Stephen Glover, Hiro Murai, and Ibra Ake (This is America). Amazon Studios acquired the exclusive distribution rights to the film for Amazon Prime Video in a competitive bidding situation while it was still in post-production.