|Industry||Film and Theatre|
|Headquarters||New York, United States|
|Key people||Roberto Munoz, Founder|
History of CubeCity
CubeCity Entertainment was founded by Roberto Munoz. Originally located in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario, Canada, it was called P.M. Productions. It officially made a name change when the company moved to the New York City area in 2000.
In 1994, Munoz and his team assembled a troupe of local actors in the Niagara Peninsula to stage the rock musical Job and the Snake. In 1995, they moved up to Toronto, Ontario where they showcased Job in several larger venues. The company then produced various musicals and plays in their workshop theatre space, Trinity Basement Theatre.
In the spring of 2000, they produced a run of Job and the Snake at the Grove Theatre in Los Angeles, California before moving to New York City that fall. In 2001, CubeCity Entertainment was officially incorporated in the State of New York.
Musicals and Plays
The company's theatre projects include:
- Job and the Snake
- Come Away
- Purim Day
- The Trial
In 2006, CubeCity turned its focus on independent filmmaking with their first feature film Liars and Lunatics, later renamed Dear J. The movie was filmed in Whitestone, Queens, New York. Directed by Roberto Munoz and Mann Munoz, Dear J features Joseph Halsey, Allison Lane, Carson Grant, Maya Serhan, Patrick Mitchell, and Karen Lynn Gorney in the role of the Judge. The DVD was released in 2008.
CubeCity also produced FINALe, a DVD featuring the final solo performance concert of Larry Norman before he died in 2008. The concert took place in New York City in August 2007. The DVD was released in 2008.
Under Jakob's Ladder is CubeCity's second feature film. It stars actors Jeff Stewart, Christopher Elliott, and Sal Rendino. The film was shot in the spring of 2009 and released on DVD in 2012. The movie won the 2010 "Redemptive Storyteller Award" at the Redemptive Film Festival; and two awards at the 2011 Manhattan Film Festival for "Best Film - Period Piece" and "Best Actor" (Jeff Stewart).
In 2012, CubeCity collaborated with Curium Films to film The Legend of Jimi Lazer in Niagara Falls, Canada. This movie won "Best Film - Adventure Category" at the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival. Directed by Mann Munoz, The Legend of Jimi Lazer features Robbie Beniuk, Patrick J. Mitchell, Elijah Black, Robert Tanos, Tanya Lynne, Christopher Elliott, and Jim Yorfido.
|2008||FINALe: Larry Norman Live in NYC||Concert|
|2010||Under Jakob's Ladder||Feature|
|2013||The Legend of Jimi Lazer||Feature|
|2013||Haiti: a David and Goliath Story||Documentary|
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