Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Juan Pablo Cadaveira comes from a background of editing narrative, documentaries and commercials. As an editor, he has worked on “Handsome Harry” (Tribeca Film Festival), “History Detectives” (PBS series); and documentary “License to Thrive: Title IX at 35.” “Maravilla” is his first film as director/producer/writer, which has already won “best editing” award at “Mar del Pata” Film Festival.
Biggest challenge in completing this project? I think the biggest challenge was to follow a high profile athlete, who travels around the globe, while not knowing how the story was going to develop. We wanted to follow Sergio’s life until he got the chance to regain his title in the ring, but we didn’t know if that would ever happen while we were in production. Knowing Sergio’s personality, I knew he would not stop fighting, so I knew no matter what there would be a great ending to this film, whether it would be inside or outside the ring. His promoter, Lou DiBella, who is also in the film has that same mentality, they don’t give up, so I knew it would be worth it to keep filming during the uncertainty.
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what they’re doing next. We’ll be publishing their responses leading up
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