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Exclusive: Beyond takes “Pablo Escobar’s Son”

London-based sales house Beyond Distribution has acquired two-part documentary Pablo Escobar’s Son: The True Story from Montreal’s Trio Orange Productions at this week’s Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C.  Directed by Canadian filmmaker ...
January 23, 2017

London-based sales house Beyond Distribution has acquired two-part documentary Pablo Escobar’s Son: The True Story from Montreal’s Trio Orange Productions at this week’s Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C. 

Directed by Canadian filmmaker Eric Hébert and inspired by Netflix’s scripted series Narcos, the 2 x 60-minute series will feature in-depth interviews with Sebastián Marroquín, the son of Pablo Escobar (pictured), and visits the infamous places the renowned Colombian drug lord used to organize his cartel.

Featuring never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with those closest to Escobar, the documentary will seek to reveal the truth behind the myth of the man made famous by his violent drug empire. Also highlighted in the docuseries is the previously unfilmed cocaine road Escobar created in order to establish his kingdom.

“Contrary to the myths surrounding Pablo Escobar, our documentary seeks to offer an accurate depiction of what happened and what he was really like, from the viewpoint of his son, Sebastián,” said Hébert in a statement. “In this documentary, viewers will see that fiction goes beyond reality.”

“”We’re really looking forward to working with the team at Trio Orange on what I’m sure will be a fascinating documentary,” added Caitlin Meek-O’Connor, head of acquisitions at Beyond Distribution.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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