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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NEWS - The Movie "Little Boy" Filmed in Rosarito

Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, co-producer of the film "Little Boy", talks to state officials at Baja Film Studios on Monday.
Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui, co-producer of the film "Little Boy", talks to state officials at Baja Film Studios on Monday. — Agencia Fronteriza de Noticias. Source: signonsandiego.com Written by Sandra Dibble

A movie set in northern California during World War II is being shot in Baja California, bringing a $14 million investment that state officials said Monday will breathe new life into the region's film industry.
Called “Little Boy,” it tells the story of an 8-year-old who dreams about rescuing his father from the war. The scenery moves from a Norman Rockwell-esque town to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines to the devastation of Hiroshima following the atomic bomb.
Eduardo Verastegui, a Mexican actor, is co-producing the film through Los Angeles-based Metanoia Films. The director is Alejandro Monteverde, who is co-author of the script with Pepe Portillo. Actors include Ben Chaplin and Emily Watson.
Most of the action will be shot at Baja Film Studios south of downtown Rosarito Beach, the same location where James Cameron’s 1997 film “Titanic” was filmed.
On Monday, Baja California’s governor, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan joined other authorities in touring a set built do look like a town on a bluff that overlooks the ocean.Other locations around the state also will be used as backdrops, including the Guadalupe Valley, the Laguna Salada and the Casa de Cultura in Tijuana.
State authorities announced that the production will generate more than 1,000 jobs, and said that over than 90 percent of the staff will be local hires. Juan Tintos, Baja California’s tourism secretary, said members of Rosarito’s large ex-pat community will be enlisted as extras.
“It’s a good investment, it’s good for the location,” Tintos said.
Filming began in June and is expected to continue through November. The movie is scheduled for release in 2012