Boy from Medellin, The: Matthew (Cartel Land) Heineman’s New Docu

From Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts, A Private War) comes an intimate portrait of one of the biggest international music superstars of our time.

The Boy from Medellin follows J Balvin as he prepares for the most important concert of his career–a sold-out stadium show in his hometown of Medellín, Colombia.
But as the performance draws ever closer, the streets explode with growing political unrest, forcing the Latin Grammy-winning musician to wrestle with his responsibility as an artist to his country and his legions of fans around the globe.
As the public pressure of the approaching concert heightens, behind the scenes Balvin also continues to deal with the anxiety and depression that has plagued him for years.
Shot entirely in the dramatic week leading up to the concert, The Boy from Medellin offers an unprecedented access to “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador,” with an immersive look into one of the most pivotal and emotionally charged moments of his life.


Directed and Produced by Matthew Heineman
Executive Produced by Fabio Acosta, Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye, Scott Manson, Jennifer McDaniels, Jenna Millman, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin, Juan Diego Villegas
Produced by Juan Camilo Cruz, Myles Estey, Joedan Okun
Starring Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin