Meet Me in Miami

Christchurch-produced independent film Meet Me in Miami premiered in one of the prime spots at the prestigious Los Angeles International Latino Film Festival on October 29 at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Starring two of the biggest Latino film and television sensations Carlos Ponce and Eduardo Verastegui, the romantic comedy follows Luis Montero, an heir to a wealthy hotel chain and one of Miami’s most eligible bachelors, as he and his best friend Eduardo board a plane to New Zealand to win back Luis’ childhood sweetheart Julia, played by Tara Leniston. The film was shot in nine weeks, seven of those in Christchurch and two on the Californian coast. The Christchurch actors include Brigid McClelland, Richard Burtt, Nicholas Bollen and Claire Bruce. Meet Me in Miami is produced by Lisa Abbott, and directed by Eric Hannah and Iren Koster. Christchurch based Abbot said, “It is a huge honour for Meet Me in Miami to be included at the LA Latino International Film Festival where it will be up against some of the very best Latino films in the world. Rarely are comedies invited to compete in this competition so I am thrilled Meet Me in Miami has been considered for this year’s festival and is nominated for the competition awards.”


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Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

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