Amazon Prime Video will globally launch Guava Island, from New Regency, starring Donald Glover, Rihanna, Nonso Anozie, and Letitia Wright, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 12:01am PT. The film will be available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide at Amazon.com/GuavaIsland.
“I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on,” said Glover.
“Guava Island is the end result of four incredible weeks spent in Cuba with some of the most inspiring creative talents I’ve ever met,” said director Hiro Murai. “Designers, performers, musicians, and filmmakers came together from all over the world to create this crazy fever dream of a production.”
“We are so proud to be able to amplify Donald & Hiro’s vision and share this compelling story with our Prime subscribers across the globe,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Carmen Cuba, Wolf & Rothstein and New Regency have been incredible partners throughout this exciting journey and we can’t wait to invite all our prime customers to Guava Island on Saturday!”
“Donald Glover is precisely the kind of talented multihyphenate artist that New Regency backs. Guava Island hits all the marks for us – socially relevant, artistically powerful and a film that will move audiences. We are grateful to Jen and Amazon for seeing the potential,” said Yariv Milchan, Chairman of New Regency.
Guava Island is an expansion of Glover’s idea of freedom. In creative and business terms. It was directed by Hiro Murai, written by Stephen Glover and based on a story by Royalty.
The film was produced by Fam Udeorji, Carmen Cuba, Donald Glover & New Regency, who also financed the project, with executive producers Stephen Glover, Hiro Murai, and Ibra Ake. Amazon Studios acquired the exclusive distribution rights to the film for Amazon Prime Video in a competitive bidding situation while it was still in post-production.
Guava Island will premiere at the Coachella Music Festival on Thursday, the day before Childish Gambino headlines the festival, in a specially-constructed theater built for the event and will continue to screen on the Coachella grounds until the end of the festival.
Amazon will also make it free to stream until 6pm PT Saturday at Amazon.com/GuavaIsland, after which time it will be available only for Amazon Prime Video customers. Guava Island will also stream on Twitch.tv/PrimeVideo at 5pm PT on Saturday for free as well.