Beyond The Billboard

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From food stamps to topping the BillBoard Charts. A documentary on the inspiring rise, fall & rebirth of one of the most inspiring Artists in a generation.

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Another DocuFilm
by Actor/Director/Producer
Joaquin Maceo Rosa

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By the time CORINA’s hit single “TEMPTATION” rose to #6 on the BILLBOARD Charts, CORINA was already a FREESTYLE Legend. She was on a World Tour with MARKY MARK(Mark Wahlberg) & BOYS II MEN, was signed to ATCO/ATLANTIC RECORDS, was making TV appearances on REGIS & KATHY LEE, CLUB MTV, SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO and ET(Entertainment Tonight) where she was the first Latina Pop Star to be features on the program, and was fast on her way to becoming an International Pop Icon. And then, She Vanished!

Beyond The Billboard is the true story of how a South Bronx born, Harlem bread, little girl, raised on food stamps and government cheese, rose to international stardom, lost it all and then re-emerged stronger & brighter than ever! It is a story of how focus and faith make dreams come true, how strength and perseverance allow us all dominion over our own destiny.

From an early age CORINA’s aspirations to become an entertainer were at most, a highly unlikely long shot. She was from the Barrio, was Puerto Rican, was raised by a mentally ill teenage mother who regularly beat her unconscious and when she watched TV, there was not a face that looked even remotely like hers. After years of performing in the mirror and discovering the similarly talented and complicated CHER as her proof of possibilities, CORINA, against all odds, began her ascent into Pop Culture History.

With 10 plus years atop the BILLBOARD charts with songs like “WHISPERS” & “SUMMERTIME SUMMER TIME”, produced by LIL JON, and a blooming Film & Television career, CORINA was establishing a worldwide fan base. After starring as FRIDA KAHLO in Oscar winning Actor/Director TIM ROBBINS’ CRADLE WILL ROCK and starring opposite JOHN CUSACK, BILL COSBY, MARC ANTHONY, IRIS CHACON, SUSAN SARANDON, VANESSA REDGRAVE, RUBEN BLADES and PETER DINKLAGE in various roles CORINA’s “Star” was rising still. But was it enough? Could she escape her unresolved patterns of childhood abuse that slowly but surely threatened to dismantle what she had worked so hard to achieve.

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Beyond The Billboad.com is an intimate portrait into the creative force, the entertainer and the Artist behind those achievements. It is an astonishing journey through her world as she manages to face herself, the abuse and her abusers to emerge a broader and more powerful Artist than ever before. We will follow her as she embarks upon her Feature Film Directorial Debut, returns to the recording studio and works to get her Sitcom “LATIN IN AMERICA” picked up by Network Television.

Beyond The Billboard is a story about the Artist, the FREESTYLE era, the hit music and her rise to Hollywood, but more importantly it is a story about resilience, about transcendent perseverance, human triumph and remaining true to oneself. It is proof that in the end, our dreams, and the living of them, are ultimately and joyously in no one else’s hand but our own. This is a story about the power in a dream….and It is a story that needs to be told for the benefit of anyone who has ever had one.

Written by Joaquin Maceo Rosa.

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8 thoughts on “Beyond The Billboard

  1. Evelyn
    April 21, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Hi, I have always said there is a difference between being a fan and a fanatic. I have always loved her music and been a fan. I have read articles before but never as intimate as this one. Thank you for sharing such a private part of yourself. For being an inspiration an example. Sometimes we need a reminder that we can do anything we set our minds to. Thank you God Bless

    1. April 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Thank you for you for the Love!! And I will share it with Corina! If you would like you can please forward us your email and telephone # @ CorinaTheFilm@gmail.com and Corina (or email you if that makes you too nervous LOL!) herself will ring you herself to share with you how you can get involved in making this Documentary a reality! Let’s make History!
      Joaquin
      Director: CORINA: Beyond The Billboard!!
      CorinaTheFilm@gmail.com
      http://www.facebook.com/CorinaTheFilm
      http://www.twitter.com/CorinaFilm

  2. April 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I have watched you grow Corina and I impressed on the journey you have taken and the success you’ve earned.
    you deserved it you’ve worked very hard

    1. April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Yes she has earned it and continues to work at it every day! She is my biggest inspiration!
      Join us for news and updates on the making of this powerful film! And I’ll have Corina reach out to you personally! Be Inspired!!
      Joaquin
      Director: CORINA: Beyond The Billboard!!
      CorinaTheFilm@gmail.com
      http://www.facebook.com/CorinaTheFilm
      http://www.twitter.com/CorinaFilm

  3. tata lazzarini
    April 22, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Wow corina im speechless you having hard but God is good look who you are now ones of the best in your music. ..I soo proud of you. .God bless you always..love tata

    1. April 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Thank you! I will share your loving message with her! Please forward us your info (phone & Email) and we will keep you updated as the project evolves!

      Blessings & Gratitude!

      Joaquin
      Director: CORINA: Beyond The Billboard!!
      CorinaTheFilm@gmail.com
      http://www.facebook.com/CorinaTheFilm
      http://www.twitter.com/CorinaFilm

  4. Manny
    May 1, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    A huge fan since day one. I have seen you perform countless times throughout the 80s,90s, and most recently last year in NYC. For us growing up in the east coast tri state area at the time. Freestyle music was, has been and will always be OUR MUSIC. The beats, energy, and lyrics tell the story of our falling in love, break ups, smiles and frowns. Thank you Corina for the music, the memories and cheers to you in all of your future projects. I Love You!!

  5. May 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    “OUR MUSIC” No doubt! Thank you for the love & Support Manny!! Can’t wait to bring you more work through this inspirational film, a story about the music and the Artist! A story about facing fear and showing up anyway and not letting challenges hold us from our dreams!!

    Joaquin
    Director: CORINA: Beyond The Billboard!!
    CorinaTheFilm@gmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/CorinaTheFilm
    http://www.twitter.com/CorinaFilm

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