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Thursday, October 20, 2011

ROSARITO - The movie "Little Boy" being filmed



(translated from Spanish)
"Little Boy" is now in its eighth week of filming, a total of 11, all in Baja California 

Omar Cabrera
Mexico City (October 19, 2011) .- Because it is a great magical tale that explores the faith through the eyes of a child, the actress Emily Watson accepted without objection Mexican film star in the Little Boy, and come to Baja California to shoot at Despite the climate of violence that exists in the country, same as he said, has not felt during his stay in national land.

In the telephone interview during a break from shooting, two-time Oscar nominee (for Hilary and Jackie and Breaking The Waves) said he has felt so well in the troubled north of the country has even been able to travel the wine route Valle de Guadalupe in the company of producer and actor of the film, Eduardo Verastegui, not to mention the restaurants the actor also has led in Rosarito, especially to test the lobster tacos.

"I feel very good, very safe, people are very warm, when I read the script immediately wanted to participate in the film because it's a great story, did not heed where he was, and it seems important to make films in Mexico and all the bad news, which also occur throughout the world.

"I've been very quiet, it's a wonderful place," he told the actress, who said he was only the second time in the country.

Little Boy is now in its eighth week of filming, a total of 11, all in Baja California, and most of them in Rosarito Baja Film Studios (where they filmed Titanic), because there it was built around a village California of the 40's, where lies the story.

The film is a Mexican production company Metanoia Films, co-founded by Verastegui and Alejandro Monteverde, the latter film's director, and represents the second film of this company, after Bella.

"Eduardo is admirable, charming, and others make a great team. In addition to the cast, which is also great, I think a movie will be much to talk about," said the actress.

The film, which chronicles the fortunes of a child (Jakob Salvati) to seek ways to reach out and bring back his father, who was summoned to the U.S. military during World War II, features performances by Kevin James (known for the series King of Queens), Sean Astin (Sam in the saga of The Lord of the Rings) and Tom Wilkinson (twice Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton and unforgivable crime), among others.

"My character is the child's mother is a woman who supports her son in her sleep, and I love it because it supports them in their faith, the child will find his father, and I must say that Jakob is an incredible discovery, is very good, "said Watson, who also just filmed War Horse, directed by Steven Spielberg, film set in the First World War.

In addition to producing the story, Verastegui will play a priest who works with the hope of the child.

The film, scheduled to premiere in the second half of 2012, is titled Little Boy because it refers to the way we tell the child protagonist, who is 8 years old, but actually seems to 5.

Are bent with Mexico

Little Boy is a production of 25 million dollars on the screen will look like 60, said the producer Eduardo Verastegui, who stubbornly that the shooting took place in Mexico, complete with many of the actors who sought at first not want to know if the tape was filmed here, due to the climate of insecurity.

"We looked at many options, Vancouver, Argentina, United States, but we felt that Mexican producers were not as doing our part to move the country forward, so we accept the actors come in and everything went great," he said.

The film will dye special effects magic, inspired by painter Norman Rockwell illustrations.

"His illustrations capture life in an interesting conversational, with some humor, and some passages of the film seem as if he had shown the" forward Verástegui.

Rosarito Survive

The Rosarito Baja Studio was built by 20th Century Fox in 1996, to film Titanic.

As the sea is in front of the studies, which have a capacity for ships of all kinds, blockbusters were filmed there as Captain of Sea and War and Pearl Harbor.

But executives at Fox, after not having to increase fiscal support filming in these facilities, sold to Mexicans who have faced a severe labor crisis, because due to violence and insecurity preferred several Hollywood films go to other countries, including the third part of The Chronicles of Narnia.

It was President Felipe Calderon who gave hope to the last year to launch a fiscal stimulus for foreign productions. The president even went to the studio with Diego Luna, to promote this new financial support.

http://www.reforma.com/gente/articulo/630/1258143/default.asp



THE CENTURY OF TORREÓN

"I feel very safe '
PR Newswire / MEXICO, DF.
The 'Oscar' actress Emily Watson in BC shooting the film 'Little Boy'

Because it is a great magical tale that explores the faith through the eyes of a child, the actress Emily Watson accepted without objection Mexican film star in the Little Boy, and come to Baja California to shoot it, despite the climate of violence that exists in the country itself, which he said has not felt during his stay in national land.

http://www.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/noticia/668626.me-siento-muy-segura.html

THE NORTH

Perform film shooting in BC
Baja California Norte, Mexico (October 9, 2011) .- The filming of the movie Little Boy, whose plot is the attempt to rescue a child from his father a soldier of the Second World War, and the recording made ​​with the main actors Kevin James and Emily Watson

The Ministry of Tourism reported that production will continue for five months on location in Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada, Mexicali in the desert, Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana and scenes in the town of Tecate.

The Mexico-US film is produced by Eduardo Verastegui, Leo Severino and directed by Alejandro Monteverde. It tells a fictional story about the relationship of a child, a resident of coastal California, with his father who is recruited by the army to fight at the end of World War II in the Philippines.
http://www.elnorte.com/estados/articulo/652/1302651/default.asp



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OEM SHOWS

"Litle boy" is filmed in Rosarito
With Kevin James and Emily Watson

Rosarito, Baja California .- The filming of "Little Boy" continues successfully in Baja California, with the participation of renowned actors and comedian Kevin James and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, and Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin and Tom Wilkinson, among others.

As announced by the producers in a statement and press conference, attended by various authorities, headed by the State Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, four weeks ago it began production of this film studios in the above , in which hundreds of people are working, what has come to create a better hotel occupancy and economic spill in Playas de Rosarito.
http://www.oem.com.mx/esto/notas/n2262041.htm


NOTIMEX

California roll in the film "Little Boy"
(Notimex) .- The shooting of the film "Little boy", involving actors and comedian Kevin James and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, is conducted photographic studies of Playas de Rosarito.

The head of the State Secretariat of Tourism (Tourism Ministry), Juan Tintos Funcke, reported that the shooting of this film are also involved Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin and Tom Wilkinson, among others.

He said four weeks ago it began production of this film on the studios, where hundreds of people to work generates a better hotel occupancy and economic assessment for Playas de Rosarito.
http://sdpnoticias.com/nota/197933/Ruedan_en_Baja_California_el_largometraje_Little_boy

Kevin James film in Rosarito ago
Playas De Rosarito, BC-The shooting of the film 'Little Boy', whose plot is the attempt to rescue a child from his father a soldier of the Second World War, and the recording made ​​in this city with its main actors Kevin James and Emily Watson.

The Ministry of Tourism reported that production will continue for five months on location in Guadalupe Valley, Ensenada, Mexicali in the desert, home of the culture of Tijuana and scenes in the town of Tecate.

Mexico-US co-production in that category involves Eduardo Verastegui and Leo Severino, and the direction of Alejandro Monteverde.

On Sunday, during a break in filming in Baja Studios in Rosarito Beach, a couple of actors with producer Eduardo Verastegui and director Alejandro Monteverde, greeted the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California, Juan Tintos Funcke, who took them some gifts for your visit in the region.
http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=2011/10/10&id=c56cc40cf1d5cdbeedef8ba322afb18b

Kevin James filmed on location in Baja California
Notimex
The shooting of the movie "Little boy", involving actors and comedian Kevin James and two-time Oscar nominee Emily Watson, is conducted photographic studies of Playas de Rosarito.
http://www.pulsoslp.com.mx/Noticias.aspx?Nota=53895