The life of the queen of merengue Milly Quezada has been the inspiration for the production of this first Dominican musical fiction feature film, under the direction of Leticia Ringtones.
This film will be part of a series of productions that will highlight iconic and representative trajectories of the Dominican Republic, a great commitment that will be the starting point for a series of film projects sponsored by the brewing company, which will be released in the next two years.
The film is executive produced by the same Milly Quezada and has started pre-production this October, with filming in Santo Domingo by the end of the year and in New York City at the beginning of 2023. The plot will reveal the beginnings of his career with his brothers in the orchestra “Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos” and their meteoric rise during the glorious golden age of merengue in the 80s that would make them one of the most prominent bands of the New York Latin Boom of this era.
“It is an honor and a privilege that I do not take lightly, I assume this commitment with a lot of passion, aware that this story will serve as an inspiration to women around the world,” she said. Leticia Ringtones, director of the tape. The film will star Sandy Hernández, a Dominican actress based in Los Angeles who recently played Minerva Mirabal in the series “The Cry of the Butterflies”, a Disney production for the Star+ platform; and by the humorist Juan Carlos Pichardo who will play the now deceased husband of Milly Rafael Vásquez.
“I feel that telling a musical version of the lives of Los Vecinos honors the memory of many of my beloved people, as well as “singing” the memory that for many has served as a musical framework and inspiration for their lives… It will be fun to go back to those first 20 years of career and experiences of the “golden” years of Merengue.” express Milly Quezadaexcited with the start of the project.
The production has the alliance of RMVistar, a content distribution and developer company based in Los Angeles. “We are delighted to be part of this production that promotes Latino talent in front of and behind the cameras. Milly’s legendary story highlights the dream and perseverance that will serve as a positive and inspiring example to all Latina women,” said its president, Rose Marie Vega.
The musical recordings and choreography with the actors were carried out amid the excitement of all those involved. The musical direction was in charge of the several times winner of the Grammy Janina Rosado.