Los Angeles, CA — (November 30, 2018) – The award winning Stage 13 scripted original comedy “High & Mighty” will premiere on HBO Latino, Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m. E.T. and will be available simultaneously on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand®, and partners’ streaming platforms. Screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the 2017 Audience Award winner at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the superhero comedy asks the question of its protagonist Chelo, “if you could save the world or yourself, which would it be?”
After years of being perpetually stoned, drunk, and jobless, Chelo Chavez needs to get his act together. At least that’s what his girlfriend, Angie, says. After emerging unscathed from multiple gunshots delivered by a mysterious man in a flower truck, Chelo discovers that he has superhuman powers—but only when he’s drunk or high. With the help of his friends, he embarks on a mission to test his new abilities and uncover his own origin story. As he embraces his powers, the consequences of his substance abuse begin to take a toll, and Chelo must face the risk of losing the people he loves.
The feature was created by breakout writer Cesar Mazariegos and rising director Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”). The film also stars a dynamic cast, including Jorge Diaz (“The Long Road Home,” “East Los High”), James Eckhouse (“The Avengers,” “S.W.A.T.,” “All The Way,” “Beverly Hills 90210”), Shakira Barrera (“Glow,” “Rosewood”), and Chelsea Rendon (“Vida,” “Bright”).
Director: Carlos Lopez Estrada
Writer: Cesar Mazariegos
Chelo: Jorge Diaz
Knotts: James Eckhouse
Angie: Shakira Barrera
Pat: Adam Zastrow
Luz: Chelsea Rendon
Hugo: J.R. Villarreal
Stage 13 Scripted Creative Team:
Senior Vice President: Christopher Mack
Creative Executive: Moises Velez
Production Executive: Kim Sherman
Executive Producer: Cesar Mazariegos
Produced by: Adam Hendricks, John H. Lang, and Greg Gilreath
Director of Photography: Martim Vian
Production Designer: Tyler Jensen
Editor: Taylor Brusky
Music by John W. Snyder
Music Supervisor: Abe Bradshaw
Featuring music by Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal and members of Clipping, including original Theme song “Work Work”
About HBO Latino
HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and culturally-relevant programming to the U.S. Latino audience. Exclusive to the channel are award-winning Original Series from Latin America, Spanish language films from the U.S., Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, Latin music concerts and artist specials, original comedy shows and more. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the latest Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish. HBO Latino is included free with an HBO subscription. HBO Latino content can also be accessed on HBO NOW®, HBO GO®, HBO On Demand®, and partners’ streaming platforms.
About Stage 13
Stage 13 is an award-winning, fearless, original content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. The brand’s series are available on the Stage 13 platform, Facebook, YouTube, as well as its distribution partners including Netflix, CW Seed and Canal+. Creating dynamic series for a multidimensional audience, Stage 13 is part of the Warner Bros. Digital Networks.
About Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a portfolio of brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio’s iconic franchises and library, WBDN’s portfolio includes DC UNIVERSE and Boomerang in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James’ Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks’ premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform.
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For Stage 13
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Heather Gore, Spark PR