SIDNEY & SANDRA LEVY
Sid Levy is the founding member of Levy Family Productions®. Mr. Levy is an entrepreneur with a long history of different jobs, investments and creative endeavors. That work history started at 6 years old selling newspapers in Chicago. His family had no resources to help him. Because of that, he had to use his humor, wit, drive, determination, and humility to survive. To Mr. Levy, survival was not enough. He was hungry to succeed. Those success stories are too numerous to list here. For now, we want to tell you how he came to make the movie titled Yo Soy Pepito ®.
In 1991, someone walked into Mr. Levy’s office to tell him a funny joke. That joke involved a hilarious Latino boy the man called Pepito. Mr. Levy immediately associated the boy in the joke with himself. This joke, coupled with the association to himself, piqued his interest.
Mr. Levy left his office that day and asked everyone he knew whether they had heard of Pepito. Any time a person responded “yes” Mr. Levy questioned them further. “Where is he from?” “What does he look like?” “How old is he?”. The answers were surprisingly similar. In answering where Pepito was from people were adamant in their differences. For instance, the Cuban people who knew Pepito insisted that Pepito was from Cuba, the Mexican people who knew Pepito insisted that Pepito was from Mexico, etc. In answering what Pepito looked like people responded that they had never seen him. Then they proceeded to describe how they envisioned him. As it turned out, no one had actually seen Pepito because there is no ONE Pepito. Pepito is better described as a character type. One of his characteristics is getting in trouble at school. Admittedly, that is just one trait Mr. Levy could relate to.
Mr. Levy has had a longstanding desire to make a movie involving his version of Pepito. What was his version you ask? That version was created by Joaquin Rodriguez in an original script now titled Yo Soy Pepito ®. This Pepito is a hilarious, nine year old, Mexican boy played by Alessio Valentini.
A release date has not been set. When it is we will let you know!