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To The King's Beat

Look inside the world of a Cuban Rastafarian who dreams to captivate a universal audience through his love for music despite all the odds.

  • John F. Martinez
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Al son del Rey
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    1 hour 12 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography - John F. Martinez

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A Wonderful Accident

The documentary about the main character happened simply by accident. I originally traveled to Cuba to help family members in recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. What I encountered instead was the story of my cousin and his love for music.
The goal of this film became the performer's passion, which inspired me. I wasn’t sure how this film was going to carry out until I heard Mayun’s powerful lyrics. This film and its people touched my heart by the relentless passion for life above all.