Star Filmy and Syn Entertainment officially announced their new film project ‘Coquito, the movie’ that will be inspired by the life of the renowned teacher Everardo Zapata Santillana, creator of the book that marked generations and who celebrates 65 years of experience teaching millions of children to read At national and international level.
The actors Emanuel Soriano and Patricia Barreto They will be the protagonists of this history of struggle for the literacy of an entire country and that transcended the borders of Peru. Filming has already started and a release date has yet to be revealed.
The management will be in charge of Anie Alva Helfer, director of the comedy ‘Don’t tell me spinster.’ The executive production will be in charge of Aman Kumar and the general production, in the hands of the filmmaker Eduardo Guillot, recognized for his work in films such as ‘Caiga que Caiga’ and ‘La passion de Javier’.
What’s more, Abel Irribaren (‘Asu mare’ and ‘Asu mare 2’) leads the photography direction and the art direction will be in charge of Eduardo Camino (Altarpiece).
The book “COQUITO” was released for the first time in Arequipa, in 1955, and the film seeks to portray the dream of a humble teacher who could help teach an entire country.
It is estimated that there are about 60 million people who learned to read and write thanks to this work of the Arequipa teacher Everardo Zapata Santillana, who has received innumerable recognitions for his work in education such as Las Palmas Magisteriales in the highest degree of “Amauta” by the Ministry of Education, the Provincial Council of Arequipa made him worthy of the Gold Medal, Medal of Culture and “Favorite Son of the City” and Cultural Heritage of the City, among other titles.