REEFA Movie Starring Jeffrey Wahlberg Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Potential Fall 2019 Release

REEFA Movie Starring Jeffrey Wahlberg Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Potential Fall 2019 Release

ADIR 26 FILMS announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for "Reefa" ( starringJeffrey Wahlberg, and the greenlight for production of its independent film starting in March 2019 with an expected launch date of Fall 2019.

The independent drama tells the true story of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez, an 18-year-old Colombian immigrant and art prodigy whose family had moved to Miami on an asylum visa to escape the intensifying threats they were facing back home in Baranquilla. After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School in 2013, having won many accolades for his artwork, Israel was looking forward to his last summer in Miami with family and friends; painting, skateboarding, and enjoying being a kid before moving to New York City on an art scholarship, when tragedy struck. On August 5, 2013, Israel decided to spray paint his last wall which he hoped would command immediate respect from his peers. There, Miami Beach police officers chased down, beat, and eventually killed him using a taser with excessive force. The United Nations Committee Against Torture is currently examining the case of Israel Hernandez. To view a Kickstarter short preview of the movie, click here:

Actor Jeffrey Wahlberg is slated to star as the young artist Israel "Reefa" Hernandez in Reefa. Wahlberg is best known for "Future World" (2018), the indie action movie co-directed by James Franco. He is also currently starring alongside James Franco and Rashida Jones in "Don't Come Back from the Moon" (2019). The 22-year-old Miami native will next star alongside Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, and Benicio Del Toro as Diego in the live-action film adaptation of "Dora The Explorer" (2019). He is represented by Innovative Artists, LEVERAGE Management and attorney Jonathan Sauer.

Director Jessica Kavana Dornbusch, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University's film school and later moved to New York City at the peak of the indie film movement, has won various accolades for her work, including "Love and Debate" (2006) based on her experiences as a debate champion. "Love and Debate" became Kavana Dornbusch's feature film debut as writer and director (starring Sean Astin, Bryan Greenberg, and Adam Rodriguez). The film won several accolades and was acquired for worldwide distribution. Jessica's next films "Escape" (2012) showcased at major film festivals, won awards for Best Director, and "Snap" (2015), starring Simon Rex and produced by Seth Browarnik, examined the conflicted life of a paparazzi photographer, were also made-in-Miami productions.: Dornbusch stated: "From the moment I first heard Israel's story I knew it was a story that had to be told. Latino and immigrant stories are very under-represented, and combine that all of the other elements of Israel's life - his magnificent artwork, his beautiful relationship with his family, and the fact that this all happened on a street I have passed millions of times, and I knew I had to be THE ONE to tell this story."

The Film's Producers include: Daniel Burman (Executive Producer). Argentinian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Founding member of the Academy of Argentine Cinema. As a Co-producer, he is recognized for films such as "The Motorcycle Diaries" and "Truman". Most recently, Daniel's TV series "EDHA" (2018) was bought by Netflix. Ed Arenas (Producer & Casting Director). He has had the privilege of working with Academy Award-winning directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Oliver Stone, George Lucas, Jonathan Demme, Steven Spielberg, and Luc Besson, among many others. Alejandro Suaya (Producer). In the U.S., Alejandro is founding partner and COO of Rola Entertainment Group and CEO of Paradiso Distribution. Rola handles theatrical distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures and The Walt Disney Studios in Latin America. At this time, through Paradiso Distribution, Alejandro is involved in the production of two movies: "Guilas" in Costa Rica, "Yo, Mi Mujer y Mi Mujer Muerta" in Spain. George Perez (Producer/Investor). He has built close ties to film industry leaders and has acted as a consultant on numerous film projects, including his work as Co-Producer of "Kill the Irishman" (2011) and as an Associate Producer of "300: RISE of an Empire" (2014).

ADIR 26 FILMS which kicked off their Kickstarter campaign on January 22, 2019, has already raised 60% of its goal. The Kickstarter campaign runs through February 22, 2019. If you want to be a part of this movement, visit:


ADIR 26 FILMS is a Film and Production company comprised of an extremely talented group of professionals with many years of experience in the Film industry, capable of taking an idea and transforming it into an awe-inspiring film that is sure to captivate any audience. We pride ourselves on being one of the top Miami Film Production companies. We currently have many movies in the pipeline including REEFA, the true Story of the Police Abuse case against Israel "Reefa" Hernandez in Miami, which shocked the country and garnered national media attention. The picture is represented by, and legal services are handled by, Glenn D. Feig of Reder & Feig LLP.

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