FLIGHTS OF FANCY (El Lujo de Soñar)

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THE COCKTAIL

In April 2008, President Tony Saca of El Salvador generously hosted an intimate reception (well, the press was also there), at The Four Season’s Hotel in Beverly Hills, to meet and greet the cast and key members of the production team.

Protocol officerRicardo E. (“Lalo”) Saca (right) awaits in the company of one President Saca’s protocol officers, Rolando Mixco.

Ricardo and Diana at podium Diana and Ricardo in a secret meeting

Ricardo at podium Ricardo at Podium
Last minute preparations for the presentation.

President Saca and his interpreterPresident Saca with his interpreter listens to a speech in English.

Ricardo at podium with Diana and President SacaRicardo (“Lalo”) addresses our cast and the press.

Ricardo at PodiumRicardo (“Lalo”) shares from the heart about his personal journey toward becoming a doctor and about his experiences working on the film project.

President Saca at PodiumPresident Saca takes the podium.

President SacaPresident Saca welcomes the cast and shares his warm wishes for a successful production.

Saca Brothers 2 Saca Brothers Conferring 2

Saca BrothersThe Fabulous “Saca” Boys after the presentation.

Alex MendozaCast member: Alex Mendoza (role: Tío Gustavo)

Elizabeth ValdezCast member: Elizabeth Valdez (role: Ana Lucía)

Ricardo and Maria Conchita Alonso

Above cast member, María Conchita Alonso (role: Tía Gloria) with Ricardo (“Lalo”), and below with The Fabulous “Saca” Boys.

Saca Brothers and Maria Conchita Alonso

Daniel with Eddy Martin and Ricardo SacaCast member: Eddy Martin (role: young Tony), Daniel Eduvijes Carrera, and Ricardo (“Lalo”) Saca

President Saca with press Saca Brothers and press

Ricardo Saca and pressNational and international press covered the event.

CastStanding from left to right: Hernán de Béky, Richard Yñiguez, Ricardo (“Lalo”), María Conchita Alonso, President Saca, Alex Mendoza, Diana Lesmez, Eddy Martin, and Rubén Rabasa.
Sitting from left to right: Elizabeth Valdez, Britney Vargas, and David Devora.

Cast with Daniel 2From left to right: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera, Hernán de Béky, Dyana Ortelli, David Devora, Eddy Martin, Elizabeth Valdez, Alex Mendoza, Britney Vargas, and Laura Cerón.

Eddy Martin and President Saca Eddy Martin and President Saca
President Saca meets cast member, Eddy Martin, who is playing him.

Ruben Rabasa and Ricardo SacaRicardo (“Lalo”) and cast member, Rubén Rabasa (role: Arnulfo).

80461690_ms_9129_cc9cc7b6e46b2a62de7e6bd829e32c70Ricardo (“Lalo”), President Saca, Dyana Ortelli (role: Tía Alicia), Laura Cerón (role: María Luisa), and Daniel Eduvijes Carrera.

Richard Yñiguez, Nidia Saca, Hernán de BékyCast members, Richard Yñiguez (role: Don Luis) and Hernán de Béky (role: Tío Mario), flank Nidia Saca (Lalo’s real-life wife).

80461690_ms_9167_d12040b8e0f83a853a479d71003f1091Cast member: Laura Cerón (María Luisa Saca).

Elizabeth Valdez, Maria Conchita Alonso, President SacaElizabeth Valdez, María Conchita Alonso, and President Saca.

Ruben Rabasa with President SacaRubén Rabasa and President Saca.

Mario Novoa and President SacaPresident Saca and Mario J. Novoa.

President Saca with Agents 1Agents: Rich Hueners and Jim Dempsey with President Saca.

Saca Family 1The Saca siblings and their spouses from left to right: Rosa, who is married to Jaime Enrique (“Quique”), Vilma, Ricardo (“Lalo”), President Tony Saca, and José Manuel Chaves, who is married to Vilma.

Ricardo Saca FamilyThe Saca Family: Nidia, Ricardo (“Lalo”), Ricardito, Nidia, and Cristina