HBO Max presents trailer and poster of Brutal Pact: the murder of Daniella Pérez
The documentary series, which premieres exclusively on HBO Max on July 21, is a Max Original production, produced by Producing Partners.
HBO Max presents the official trailer and poster of the original documentary series Brutal Pact: the murder of Daniella Pérezwhich premieres exclusively on the streaming platform for all of Latin America on July 21.
Directed by Tatiana Issa and Guto Barra, who also wrote the script, the five-episode Max Original production reconstructs in detail the events and trial of the case that shocked Brazil in the early 1990s.
In 1992, actress and dancer Daniella Perez was murdered by Guilherme de Pádua and his wife, Paula Thomaz, in a cruelly premeditated crime. The untimely death of the 22-year-old shocked the country. The murder of Daniella, daughter of the Brazilian author and producer Gloria Perez, winner of the International Emmy, gained notoriety and occupied the front pages of national newspapers for years.
After three decades, Gloria Pérez resumes her search for the truth behind this story that changed her life forever. The author shares her experience as the production presents, in unpublished records, the details of the investigations and the trial of this double qualified homicide case.
As the mother of the victim, she sought out witnesses, identified evidence, and helped expose the mistakes of the Brazilian authorities. Her participation was essential for the resolution of the case, in addition to having left a legacy when she managed to change Brazilian legislation, including aggravated homicide within the heinous crimes.
“We have a reliable production, supported by rigorous investigative work, that portrays the perverse nature of an emblematic crime that occurred in Brazil. For HBO Max, making this series possible reflects our commitment to identify stories that deserve to be amplified to the general public and brings together surprising elements”, reveals Tomás Yankelevich, Chief Content Officer General Entertainment for Latin America and US Hispanic of Warner Bros. Discovery.
The documentary series brings never-before-seen accounts from Daniella Perez’s closest family and friends, who fondly remember the artist and offer their perspectives and memories of the tragedy. Among them are the widower of the actress Raúl Gazolla and other Brazilian actors, such as Claudia Raia, Fábio Assumpção, Maurício Mattar, Cristiana Oliveira and Eri Johnson.
The reconstruction of the case also includes testimonies from key players in the process, such as the prosecutor (Piñero Filho), the main witness (Antonio Curado), journalists who interviewed the murderers (Luciléia Cordovil, Elsa Boechat), specialists in psychopathic personalities (Ana Beatriz Barbosa and Ilana Casoy) and other related professionals and authorities.
Brutal Pact: the murder of Daniella Pérez is a Max Original production, produced by Producing Partners. The documentary series is directed by Tatiana Issa and Guto Barra, who also wrote the script.