Exceptional: Joel M. Gonzales, the existing board president and govt director of Latino arts advocacy group Nosotros, has joined with philanthropist and entrepreneur Amber Butaud to launch Untold Material Group. The generation business will develop, finance and create movie, Tv, documentary and podcast assignments that the business says will be “diverse, reliable and culturally reflective of today’s worldwide audience.”
Underneath the structure, Gonzales, also the former Head of Latinx Articles at Confluential Films, will run Untold’s Los Angeles offices, although Butaud will oversee the 4TheOneStudio manufacturing facility located in Houston. That generation hub will be out there for mid-degree productions, commercials, new music films and incorporates a podcast recording studio.
“The key directive for Untold Content Group is to function with a various selection of mounting and established storytellers to produce a slate of universally attractive content that encourage, enlighten and enrich the life of the audience,” Gonzales said. “My objective is to be a leader in optimistic illustration for not only my Latinx/e local community but all underrepresented teams and ethnicities.”
The firm is now underway on a slate that features assignments about Ricardo Montalbán (who established Nosotros) and Black rodeo Hall of Famer Fred Whitfield documentaries Los Regionales (The Regionals), a bilingual English-Spanish series that explores the roots, custom and transformation of Mexican regional new music, and Burn Pits: Casualties of War, a function from Zara Hayes (Showtrial, The Struggle of the Sexes) about the controversial use of burn up pits by the U.S. navy in the course of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and is developing a sequence of nonfiction podcasts with Erick Galindo of Sin Miedo Productions.
Backing comes from Texas-based Butaud and Cassy Butaud together with Steve Bowen from Waterstone Amusement.
“Being of two different ethnicities and cultures, Joel Gonzales and I uncovered our common ground in our religion and our perception in bringing inspiration into the environment,” Amber Butaud explained. “We definitely imagine that if we all get the time to pay attention to just one another’s tales, we will locate that we have additional in common than we think. And that there, y’all, changes the environment a person link at a time.”