Malabar HBO

MIAMI, FL – Emmy and Promax/BDA award winning filmmaker, Freddy Rodriguez owner of Miami based film production company & creative video agency 66 Films Inc., and FilmGate Miami’s new short film Malabar, which tackles the issue of undocumented immigration and child trafficking in South Florida is now on HBO worldwide.

After two consecutive sold-out showings at the 2019 Miami Film Festival (MFF), and landing on The New Times must see list at MFF. Malabar was acquired by HBO and is currently available worldwide on all of HBO’s platforms including streaming services like HBO-GO and HBO-Now until September 2019. The two-year passion project of Miami filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez, tells the story of an undocumented family’s fight to survive.

MALABAR – When an undocumented mother borrows a love interest’s car to rescue her sister from being deported, an ordinary restroom stop in Central Florida turns into every mother’s nightmare when her youngest son goes missing. Unable to turn to the authorities for help, she sets off on a frantic search through Florida Backcountry to find her missing son.





“We’re thrilled that the plight of undocumented families and the horrors surrounding child trafficking in Florida resonated with the folks at HBO. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a media company known worldwide for its stellar programming.”

– Freddy Rodriguez, Writer/Director, Malabar










“We live in trying times and Malabar speaks to the issues that are pressing right now and need to be addressed. HBO has a history of showcasing thought provoking and challenging programming, so it’s the perfect marriage for us.”

– Diliana Alexander, Executive Producer, Malabar




Written and directed by Freddy Rodriguez, Malabar is a socially conscience thriller and family drama with a diverse cast of actors from South Florida and around the U.S. Malabar is a production of 66 Films Inc., and FilmGate-Miami.


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