Magazine article Screen International

Ale Damiani to Direct Latino Comedy 'Upgraded' for FIP

Magazine article Screen International

Ale Damiani to Direct Latino Comedy 'Upgraded' for FIP

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Project follows recent US box office hits How To Be A Latin Lover, No Manches Frida.

Fox International Productions (FIP) has hired Ale Damiani to direct Upgraded, a Latino wish-fulfilment story about two Mexican high school students who experience a wild night in Miami.

Production is scheduled to begin in 2018. Damiani directed the sci-fi short M.A.M.O.N., a satirical critique of the president’s immigration policies, which captured the attention of Hollywood.

Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman wrote Upgraded, about two uncool high school boys from Mexico who take a trip to Miami. There they embark on an unforgettable night when they find the iPhone of a global superstar that unlocks a VIP world of nightclubs, private planes, and swag. FIP is on the hunt for a global superstar to play themselves.

Cisneros and Shuman are producing. Shuman has served as executive producer on Lone Survivor and Role Models and produced Rebel In The Rye.

Upgraded is about entering a shiny new world, which is why we think it’s a perfect fit for Ale’s refined storytelling skills and unique visual style,” Cisneros, who co-wrote and was an uncredited writer on Instructions Not Included, said. …

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