“Nobody told me I should bring Kleenex!” Find out what others are saying about Carlos Luna’s heroic journey from Cuba to find artistic freedom in the United States.' The Free Life: Portrait of an Artist’ delivers laughter, tears, and hope to its premiere audience in Miami, Florida.
Matt Battaglia is the Executive Producer at Free the People. Matt has been working in creative fields for over a decade. He has worked in politics, advertising, comics, and news media. Some of the films and series he has produced at Free the People are Off the Grid with Thomas Massie, All We Have, How to Love Your Enemy, and The Constitution Line by Line with Senator Mike Lee.
Matt does all of the artwork and the bulk of the graphics for Free the People’s videos. Matt also draws comics. A sampling of his work can be found in Free the People’s Fight the Power: Comics Magazine and his latest book, Ghosts of the Carousel.
“Be careful, you are on the edge. They are watching.” That’s how Cuban-born artist Carlos Luna was warned by a trusted teacher that his art would get him in trouble with Fidel Castro’s authoritarian regime.
Inspiration from our friend Claudia Luna: on celebrating Thanksgiving, being a modern pilgrim, and living freely in the best country in the world.