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Matutino Films is an Australian company with international connections committed to bringing true, original and innovative stories to the screen. 

Matutino Films Pty. Ltd. is an Australian Content Development and Production company with international connections committed to bringing true, original and innovative stories to the screen. Our Slate includes FASTER THAN LIGHT - an Australian sci-fi thriller set in Melbourne's near future's cyber underbelly, Australian obsession drama UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY, as well as FRANCO NERO's new feature HAVANA KYRIE - a heart-warming tale about a jaded, ageing orchestra director who finds life'spassion once again, aided by chance, music and the son he never met.

Network Partners: Latin Locals offer full range production services in Spain and America. Mexico and Cuba their specialty.

Titles

Status: ALL In Development Financing In Post Production
Havana Kyrie

Rossini: Cuban style. A lost man finds passion once again in Cuba, aided by music and the son he's never met.

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The Empire of Havana

THE EMPIRE OF HAVANA is a portrait of the last days of the U.S. mob in Batista’s Cuba, as seen through the eyes of a young croupier who was personal driver to Meyer Lansky, ‘the financier’ of the U.S. mafia  and the architect of the mafia’s overseas empire. By 1957 he has built, under Lucky Luciano’s orders, a vast network of hotels and casinos to house their criminal enterprises…

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Faster Than Light

Josef, an unemployed history academic, has to negotiate the worlds of biohacking, time dilation, and high finance in order to save his estranged brother Harry.

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Fidel Up Close

There is probably no other protagonist of the 20th century who has been as much talked about and as studied as Fidel Castro and FIDEL UP CLOSE is already being lauded as "the definitive documentary on Fidel Castro".

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Effa

Effa Manley crossed her legs, looked inside the baseball stadium, and saw freedom! Men underestimated her. Women felt intimidated. Yet, as this story on her life shows, Effa Manley - a female maverick in the world of Negro League Baseball, and the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - took her vision far beyond the baseball stadium.

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Havana Samurai

Cuba, 2022. Two men who can't stand each other, father and son, travel in an old Russian car, from the west to the east of the island. The father is an ex-convict, who is going blind and has had to swallow his macho pride to ask his youngest son, a gay artist, to be his eyes to drive the car. They travel with the objective of finding the eldest son, who's 'gone missing', most likely because he's got himself into a life or death predicament. For the youngest son, who's been rejected by his father on account of being gay, and even after he'd given up seeking validation from the old man, his father's unusual request still represents an opportunity to get closer to his father... And to his brother.. And to earn his trust and both their respect, or at least that's what he thinks before they hit the road in search of his criminal older brother... For the old man, prejudice is the hardest habit to break. For him  it is as clear as using the son he loves the least; to find the son that makes him proud.  So, whitholding key facts from the gay son is a no brainer for the old man. Who fails to tell his young son about his brother's actual situation, playing down the fact he's actually hiding out in fear of his own life.... No to mention the gun he carries for "protection"  Without knowing it, the young man is taken into a world of violence and darkness. By the end of the trip the young artist, like a samurai, will show more courage than his father or his brother relatives and will have to take the gun to save his family.  

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Untitled DBC Pierre Project

Man Booker Prize winning Author DBC Pierre is penning a new feature project set in Cuba.    

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