The award-winning documentary #WeLaGente has been officially selected to screen at the 15th annual HollyShorts Film Festival. #WeLaGente will screen on Tue, Aug 13th, 2:30 PM @ TCL CHINESE THEATRE || #6, followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers, NiteLite Pictures’ Harry Lowell and Ari Wilhelm.
The powerful, short documentary film takes a non-political, positive, human look at real Hispanic immigration stories… putting a face to the diversity that adds to the fabric of America.
HollyShorts announced its list of selected films on July 22 that included the five minute, immigration documentary, directed by John X. Carey and produced by Harry Lowell and Ari Wilhelm for NiteLite Pictures. The festival runs from August 8 – 17 and is an Academy Awards qualifying festival.
The film’s producer Harry Lowell is an award-winning TV and film producer, Television Academy member and President of NiteLite Pictures in Los Angeles. He has produced content from network reality series and 3-hour music concerts to theatrical documentaries and Super Bowl commercials for some of the biggest networks, studios and advertising clients around.
He founded NiteLite Pictures in Los Angeles which develops and produces original content including documentaries, television series, live musical events and feature films. Harry has worked with network and studio clients including Disney, Discovery Channel, Syfy, Pixar, History Channel, truTV, Bravo, Knowledge Channel, ESPN and Lionsgate.
He has won numerous awards and produced multiple TOP 10 Super Bowl ads, including the #1 Super Bowl ad in 2016 starring Kevin Hart. Harry has filmed all over the world and worked with numerous celebrities from the TV, film, music and sports worlds. A Chicago native and hockey fan, Harry has been a frequent speaker and guest on many podcasts, radio programs and news outlets including Variety and Good Morning America. Most recently he spoke at the Marché du Film in Cannes and at the Maui Film Festival. Harry will be featured in an upcoming episode of IMPact with Pamela Anchang on KPFK radio.
Originally from Mexico City, producer Ari Wilhelm is a documentary and television producer with a reputation of executing relevant, authentic and meaningful films to engage both Hispanic and U.S. audiences. She lead the opening of the U.S. division of Grupo Chespirito’s El Chavo del Ocho brand, one of the most powerful brands in Latin America. Ari produced the emotional, Cannes Film Festival selected short film “Eliza” which continues to serve as one of the most influential films in all of Mexico and parts of Central America today and has led to saving thousands of women’s lives due to its strong and powerful portrayal of the culture’s taboo subject of breast cancer. Ari is a producer with NiteLite Pictures in Los Angeles and has worked and filmed in numerous countries around the globe from Spain and Korea to Argentina and Japan.