Atlanta, Georgia, 23rd April 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, Brantley “Brant” Dunaway celebrates the 15th anniversary of Love in the Time of Cholera. The film, based on Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, premiered fifteen years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since gone on to become a classic. The film adaptation was directed by Mike Newell and starred Javier Bardem, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Benjamin Bratt, Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo. This year marks its fifteenth anniversary; a time when Brantley Dunaway (founder and CEO of Company B Entertainment) remembers his struggles bringing the international project to fruition. He reminisces about how hard he worked to get it made despite various obstacles, including lack of funds, finding distribution partners that would work on the project and more.
The film has had over 100 million views worldwide and it is as relevant now as ever before. Love in the Time of Cholera was published in 1985 as El amor en los tiempos del cólera. It is the story of the artistic Florentino Ariza, a man who falls hopelessly in love with the wealthy Fermina Daza, only to be rejected by her. He spends the next 50 years devoting himself to carnal affairs in an attempt to mend his heart, while hoping and waiting for her to change her mind. The story engages with the themes of love, aging, and death. It is set between the late 1870s and early 1930s in a South American city, plagued by wars and cholera outbreaks. Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza are reunited after spending their lives apart, and the enduring love they show is juxtaposed with the corporeal decay that surrounds them.
Reminiscing about his time working on the film and the role that it has played in his career, Brantley Dunaway commented:
“Working on Love in the Time of Cholera was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my career. It was a passion project that I fought hard to get made, and it’s gratifying to see that it has gone on to have such a lasting impact. The film speaks to the human condition in a way that is timeless and relevant, and I’m proud to have been a part of bringing it to life.”
About Brantley “Brant” Dunaway
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Brantley Dunaway is an actor, director, and producer with over 25 years experience working in the music, film, and theatre industries. During his career as a creative leader, Mr. Dunaway has worked on a wide range of projects, including production touring, network television, feature film, branded entertainment, and Broadway. Dunaway has worked in the greater Los Angeles area; London; Vancouver, BC; Atlanta, Georgia; and many other international hubs of the entertainment industry. 5280 Magazine named Brantley Dunaway as one of the Top 22 People to Watch. Additionally, he was profiled in Today’s Man and NFocus magazines. Dunaway has recently launched Company B Entertainment, a new intellectual property development and film finance fund in Atlanta, Georgia. Beyond his busy professional life, Brantley Dunaway is a pilot and outdoor sports enthusiast.
The production career of Brantley Dunaway has involved numerous well-known and acclaimed works such as Gone with the Wind as directed by Trevor Nunn; Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks starring Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce, with Polly Bergen and Mark Hamill; and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of Bombay Dreams. Brantley Dunaway has worked extensively in intellectual property acquisition. Among the works he has been a part of, are such titles as I Am Charlotte Simmons by award-winning author Tom Wolfe. Mr. Dunaway has also worked with many well-known musicians from a wide variety of genres, including Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Joan Baez, Third Eye Blind, and Dave Grisman. Included in his additional credits, are ABC’s Criminal Minds, Army Suicide, America’s Most Wanted, and General Hospital. Recently, Mr. Dunaway was named producer and executive producer on Faire Wind and Song.