HBO Films Acquires Daniel Sawka’s ‘Icebox’

  • Variety
Writer-director Daniel Sawka’s “Icebox” has been acquired by HBO Films. The feature, produced by James L. BrooksGracie Films and co-financed with Endeavor Content, is set to debut Dec. 7 on HBO.

The film tells the story of Anthony Gonzalez’s Óscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.

“I have seldom seen a movie so of the moment – it’s almost reportage,” said Amato. “’Icebox’ gives viewers not only an opportunity to witness what it’s like inside these migrant detention centers, but also to feel the emotions of the children, revealing a world that many journalists and citizens have not yet been able to sufficiently penetrate.”

Brooks and Gracie Films teamed with Sawka to expand the project from a master’s thesis short into a feature-length film.
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