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Directed by Juan Pablo Cadaveira
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 82 Minutes International Premiere
Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez’s fearlessness and tenacity has earned him both adulation and disdain in the world of boxing. Emerging from rural Argentina, his career has been marred by injury, finances, and political favoritism within the World Boxing Council. A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Martinez as he sets out to reclaim the Middleweight title that was taken from him in 2011 by the more popular Julio Chavez, Jr. amid a cloud of controversy. With stunning access, director Juan Cadaveira follows Martinez through endless hurdles, exposing the overtly political nature of boxing. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion, Maravilla offers an intimate and unflinching look at the business of boxing and celebrity, unwavering in its hope for true sportsmanship.

-Dan Hunt
Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Juan Pablo Cadaveira has over 15 years of experience in production and postproduction, including creative editorial for the PBS series, History Detectives, as well as the feature film, Handsome Harry, an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. His extensive body of work includes documentaries for PBS, Discovery, and ESPN. Cadaveira studied film production at the University of Buenos Aires and started out as a cameraman for Argentinean television. Maravilla is his debut documentary film as producer, director, and writer.
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    82 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Cast & Credits
  • Associate Producer:
    Nathan Lewkowicz
  • Cast:
    Sergio Martinez, Louis John DiBellla, Julio C. Chavez Jr., José Sulaiman, Mike Tyson, Bob Arum,
  • Cinematographer:
    Angel Amoros
  • Composer:
    Ruy Fulguera
  • Co-Producer:
    Suzanne Richiardone
  • Director:
    Juan Pablo Cadaveira
  • Editor:
    Alejandro Brodershon
  • Executive Producer:
    Jamin O'Brien
  • Producer:
    Juan Pablo Cadaveira
  • Screenwriter:
    Juan Pablo Cadaviera
  • Consulting Producer:
    Javier Leoz
  • Story Editor:
    Omar Quiroga

  • Print Source
    Juan Pablo Cadaveira
    Brooklyn, 11221
    Phone: 646 645 3456
  • Press Contact
    Devin Giannoni
    BK Blue
  • US Sales Contact
    Jamin O'Brien
    The Community
    Brooklyn, 11201
    Phone: 718 412 0493
  • International Sales Contact
    Juan Pablo Cadaveira
    Brooklyn, 11221
    Phone: 646 645 3456


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