CANNES: Rodrigo Bellott, Rodrigo Orozco, Alessandra Lo Savio Launch Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

Rodrigo Bellott

New York-based company aims to produce irreverent bold movies

Bolivia’s Rodrigo Bellott, (pictured) one of Latin America’s best-known filmmakers, and Rodrigo Orozco, have teamed with Italian entrepreneur Alessandra Lo Savio to launch Bolivian Bold USA.

Bellott will serve as Bolivian Bold prexy/CEO with Orozco taking the VP reins.

New York-based, Bolivian Bold will have access to its own production funding. It will focus, as its moniker implies, on English-language projects that are “different, irreverent, one-of-a-kind, bold,” Bellott said at Cannes. “Bolivia has no rules about how to make films, so we can be bold, but will aim to be commercial at the same time.”

Bolivian Bold will draw on directorial talent from the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Projects will be producer-driven.

An usual hybrid, a filmmaker who has extensive sales agents and producer contacts, Bellott saw his debut, “Sexual Dependency,” released to critical acclaim. He went on to helm “Who Killed the White Llama?” the highest-grossing Bolivian film ever, cast Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” and produce Jim Mickle’s 2013 Sundance hit “We Are What We Are.”

Orozco served as a production coordinator on Sebastian Silva’s “Magic Magic,” working at Frida Torresblanco’s Braven Films, which produced “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Rudi and Cursi” and “The Assassination of Richard Nixon.”

A Spain-based music-sector manager and concert producer, Lo Savio will serve as Bolivian Bold’s CFO.

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  1. Cinemium says:

    Honestly, who are these people?!
    Variety is reaching new lows by covering these nobodies. Their credits are just laughable.
    I’ve seen Bellot´s work, not impressed at all. The other two….meh!

    • Armadillo says:

      I am with you man… these nobodies get written up because they probably know the contributing writers. I just glanced at some of Bellot’s movies and they are garbage.

    • Fernix. says:

      @Cinemiun next time you would like to do a critic of any kind, at least try to back it up with some kind of argument. Your critic is one of the worst I have read in all of my years working in the entertainment industry.

      Congratulations Rodrigo! I have seen your work and I have also seen the impact it has in many lives. Much respect and appreciation. Keep it up!

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