FLIGHTS OF FANCY (El Lujo de Soñar)

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TRAILER

After viewing, please scroll down for details about the making of the trailer.  If you would like to view the trailer full screen, please click on the YouTube logo in the image, which will take you to the YouTube page where you can select various viewing options.  Enjoy the show!

The four scenes included in this promotional teaser/trailer offer a mere glimpse of the personal journey that our protagonist, LALO, embarks on, which takes him from newly arrived undocumented immigrant to the eventual pursuit of his dream career.  Please feel free to add your comments at the bottom of this page, and/or we invite you to become a fan and leave comments on our Facebook fan page and to follow us and tweet about us on Twitter.

Inspired by real events, FLIGHTS OF FANCY is a fish-out-of-water, coming-of-age drama with comedic overtones that tells the story of LALO, a young lad who overcomes many personal obstacles—including profound loneliness, culture shock, a language barrier, and a failed marriage—in order to grow into the man who can pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. Through it all, he remains the steadfast supporter of his family back home in El Salvador, putting his younger brother, Tony, through school. Today, that younger brother is Salvadoran ex-President Tony Saca (whose term in office ended last summer).

Filmmaking is very much of a collaborative effort, so I wish to acknowledge our cast and crew, who dedicated many long hours of hard work during our one day of principal photography.

Producer MARIO J. NOVOA
Executive Producer RICARDO E. SACA
Executive Producer NIDIA M. COLOMER SACA
Director of Photography REYNALDO VILLALOBOS
Casting Director ROSALINDA MORALES
Music Composer DANIEL HAMUY

CAST

Lalo REY VALENTIN
Arnulfo – Cook RUBEN RABASA
Waitress GISSET RENTERIA
Nurse 1 JESSICA KEHAYIAS
Nurse 2 ELISA C. FAGEN
Hallway Doctor RICARDO E. SACA
Corpse ARTHUR G. LESMEZ
Background Doctor NIDIA M. COLOMER SACA
Background Nurse ANGELA COLOMER
Assistant Cook EDGAR NUÑEZ ROJAS

CREW

First Assistant Director MARKUS VON ALLMEN
Second Assistant Director JACLYN BENJAMIN
First AC ERIN POOLE
Camera Operator / Videographer BEN MOEN
Dolly Grip / Key Grip SUZY CLAY
Grip / Electric LAINE DUBROC
Gaffer ALEX AVILA
Gaffer BRANDON LAVERY
Script Supervisor NATHREEN WEICHERT
Sound Mixer RYAN GRAFF
Boom Operator JOSEPH K. HEATON
Key Make-Up / Hair / Wardrobe GISSET RENTERIA
Make-Up Assistant VANESSA CARTIER
Wardrobe Assistant CHRISTINE DIETERMAN
Production Designer BRANDON W. STRAWN
Art Department Coordinator ALLISON PALMER
Production Coordinator ERIN BAKER
Production Coordinator CRAIG DARR
Set Production Assistant ELISA C. FAGEN
Set Production Assistant BRITNEY VARGAS
Set Production Assistant JESSICA KEHAYIAS
Stills Photographer / Videographer MATTHEW MCFARLAND

POST-PRODUCTION

Editor / Colorist GUILLERMO CARABALLO JR.
Editor DIANA LESMEZ
Visual Effects Editor CHRIS CHAMPEAU
Sound Editor JOE OGLESBY
ADR Recording ANDY GEORGES

SONG

“LA MALA SUERTE”
Written by René Lavandera
Performed by Rubén Rabasa
Courtesy of René Lavandera and Rubén Rabasa

THANK YOU to all of the friends of FLIGHTS OF FANCY, whose help, support, and collaboration were integral to the completion of this promotional trailer/teaser.  In particular, we wish to acknowledge the following individuals and companies (listed in alphabetical order within each category):

EL SALVADOR:
Francisco Calleja
Canal 2 S.A. D.E. C.V.
Galvanissa (Galvanis, S.A. D.E. C.V.)
Grupo Q S.A. D.E. C.V.
Laboratorios Vijosa, S.A. D.E. C.V.
Elías Antonio (“Tony”) Saca
Victor Saca

LOCATIONS:
Dr. James M. Lally. MD
Nannette Nevares
The staff at Chino Valley Medical Center
Serafin Sanchez
The staff at Casa Sanchez Restaurant

PRODUCTION:
Sabrina Akil
Elena Barba
Ernestina Carrera
Ana (“Vilma”) Chaves
Marcia L. Daley
Mike Groner at Truman Van Dyke Company
Kent Hamilton at Truman Van Dyke Company
José Carlos Mangual
Mario Novoa Sr.
Ricardo Manuel Saca
Sandra Sanchez
Law Offices of Donald V. Smiley
Yvette Yates

POST-PRODUCTION:
Steve Cook
Daniel Earley
Luchy García
Alex Mendoza at Amarte (who designed our logo)
Huch Platt
Victoria Sampson
The Los Angeles Film School
Justin Wingate

FOCUS GROUP / LANGUAGE PROOFREADING:
Mauricio Arboleda
Erin Hill
Jonathan Jordan
Laura Keats
Zachary Keats
Guillermo Mina
Grace Sanchez
Kieran Thompson

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