Bella, The Movie
Ana and I were so happy that we could be a part of the team that brought Bella to life, and it’s been beautiful to see how the film has impacted people all over the world. Below are some pictures from our fulfilling 3 year journey, from early stage development to the production and distribution of Bella, along with a brief description of the movie.
A motion picture masterpiece, Bella became the #1 top-rated movie of 2007 and is one of the most honored films of the year – winning the highly coveted People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, Best Picture and Best Actor at the 2008 MovieGuide Awards, and the prestigious Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institute’s Latino Center. Bella received the prestigious “Golden Tomato Award” for being the #1 Top Rated Film in 2007 by the largest film review site in the world (www.RottenTomatoes.com). “Bella” was also the #1 top-rated film by the users of Yahoo!, Fandango and the New York Times Readers Poll during its theatrical release, and was the #1 grossing film of 2007 in its category of Latino themed films.
Bella is a powerful and moving, utterly unique story that will lift your spirits and capture your heart! An international soccer star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when a series of events unfold that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she’s unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down…until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.