Red Box Films

AN AWARD WINNING
PRODUCTION COMPANY
FROM PRODUCER 
SIMON CHINN

The Legend of Shorty

The Legend of Shorty

A Red Box Films, Ronachan Films and Twofour production for Film4, BFI and PBS Frontline

In the autumn of 2012 Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos set out to achieve what the combined forces of the US and Mexican governments had failed to do in thirteen years to track down Joaquin Guzman, one of the most wanted men in the world. Guzman, known as 'El Chapo' or 'Shorty' was head of the Sinaloa Cartel, the most powerful drugs cartel in history. To some, he was a revolutionary hero and a latter-day Robin Hood, the powerful peasant who looks after his people. To others, he was Public Enemy No. 1, the first since Al Capone, on the run for over a decade. Forbes Magazine has consistently named him one of the richest and most powerful men on earth. The film takes us to a world where few outsiders have ever been, unravelling basic truths behind the "war on drugs" as Angus and Guillermo get ever closer. International Sales: Protagonist Pictures (www.protagonistpictures.com)

Producer(s):
Simon Chinn, Andrew Mackenzie-Betty

Director(s):
Angus Macqueen, Guillermo Galdos

Writer(s):
Angus Macqueen

Production Year
2014

Type
Feature

Genre
Documentary

Stage
Distribution

REVIEWS

"An impressive film...extraordinary access"
THE GUARDIAN

"Absorbing and fascinating"
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"A captivating manhunt"
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