Aug. 18 The Latin Post reports that “Little Boy” has been released to DVD. (This lovely movie is also available via other streaming services.) This film presents a World War II, “memory” story (that takes liberties from realistic conventions), about a little boy, an under-dog, in a small town who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. Little Boy and his father have a deep mutual love for each other. The story serves as an inspiring metaphor about the power of persevering, child-like faith and love.
Eduardo Verástegui has given an exclusive interview with Austin Movie Examiner. Verástegui plays Father Crispin in “Little Boy” and has also played many other captivating roles in films such as “Bella” and “Butterfly Circus” (an exquisite short with Nick Vujicic that is now in development as a feature movie). He has also produced “Little Boy,” along with many beautiful, heart-felt, pristine films and is now producing the feature “Mary.”
Verástegui has shared his deep and profound motivation for producing “Little Boy.” He has told that after he came to LA, having toured the world as a Latino pop singer and having performed for Spanish television aired to many countries, he came to comprehend the power of media as a “global megaphone.” He understood his social responsibility and developed a conscience that would not allow him to perform in anything that would offend himself, his family, or others. He then revealed how after four years of not finding appropriate work, he partnered with director Alejandro Monteverde and producer Leo Severino to form Metanoia Films that would produce projects that entertain, engage and enlighten. Eduardo Verástegui, who is a humble and sincere artist is a role model, personally and professionally, as are his colleagues.
Eduardo then explained in the exclusive interview with Austin Movie Examiner that Metanoia Films’ goal has been to produce work with universal appeal to heal wounds and unite people. Eduardo went on to tell in this profound interview that the movie “Little Boy” has been produced with the goal of awakening the wonder and innocence of the child in all of us. Further, the movie has been produced to inspire universal exercising of faith to accomplish great, good things for the world. Little Boy’s faith in relationship to the subsequent earthquake is a metaphor of this goal.
Eduardo Verástegui has also told in the interview with Austin Movie Examiner how he and his team have diligently sought to address the needs of the world to get back to the “essentials of love, truth, and compassion.” Verástegui has also partnered with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in this effort to “turn on the Light in today’s moral crisis in the world.”
In the exquisite, metaphorical, memory movie “Little Boy,” Jakob Salvati, the little boy (Pepper Flynt Busbee), richly conveys the wonder, innocence, and child-like faith that propels the story. Jakob performs beautifully the range of emotions and beautiful character development of Little Boy, who serves as a role model for his family and community. Basically, the Little Boy presents the transformative and redemptive truth that to enter the kingdom of God we must all become as little children.
Other Verástegui films that are now available on DVD and various forms of streaming are highly recommended for families, especially of youth through adults: “The Butterfly Circus,” “Bella,” “Crescendo I,” “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada,” “Son of God (Spanish version)”…
In our current world of portending dark and evil elements from personal to international levels, honest redemptive movies can assist viewers of all ages to process challenges and to visual hope. Worthwhile movies can be enlightening, edifying, and entertaining.