Nov 1, 2022
Premiere Entertainment Group (PEG) will kick off worldwide sales at AFM on Salvadoran Civil War drama Fireflies At El Mozote as Mena Suvari (American Beauty) joins Paz Vega on the cast ahead of an anticipated production start this month in El Salvador.
PEG and Yari Film Group are producing the drama and Ernesto Melara will direct the 1980s El Salvador-set story about a ten-year-old boy who survives the massacre of his village and embarks on a quest to find justice for his murdered family. Melara’s screenplay is inspired by actual events.
Elias Axume serves as producer for PEG alongside Moctesuma Esparza (Selena, The Milagro Beanfield War) and Bob Yari (Crash, The Illusionist, Yellowstone). PEG’s Carlos Rincon serves as executive producer and Arturo Menendez is co-producer.
PEG previously produced the thriller Locked In starring Suvari which Saban Films and Paramount Pictures distributed.
Fireflies will be the first of three films set in El Salvador that have been greenlit by PEG, the others being Toque De Queda and The Incredible Journey Of Elba.