Gravitas Ventures, PBS’s FRONTLINE and Submarine Deluxe are partnering to release the documentary film Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty this fall, it was announced today by Nolan Gallagher of Gravitas and Dan Braun from Submarine Deluxe. Submarine will bring the film to theaters on November 14, while Gravitas will release the film on VOD day and date with the theatrical release. PBS will broadcast the FRONTLINE film in 2015.
In Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty, directors Angus Macqueen (a BAFTA and Emmy award winner) and Guillermo Galdos, and Producers Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man) and Andrew Mackenzie-Betty (Thriller In Manila) lead us on a Mexican journey to find the leader of the biggest drug cartel in history. To some, he is a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful -peasant who looks after his people. To others, he is Public Enemy No.1, the first since Al Capone.
For over a decade Shorty has been on the run from US and Mexican government and during that time over 80,000 Mexicans have been murdered as a result of narco drug wars. Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty takes us on a trip few outsiders have ever been, knocking on the door of the most wanted man in the world.