Movie finishes three days of filming in Calexico

Jason Solarez, 7, of Brawley sits in a van that will be filmed as part of a scene in the movie “Sound of Freedom,” which was shot over the weekend in Calexico at the old downtown port of entry, among other locations. COURTESY PHOTO ABBIE SOLAREZ

CALEXICO — Seven-year-old Jason Solarez of Brawley was at the right place at the right time — among the photos stashed in his grandfather, Abbie’s, cell phone.

Abbie Solarez, who was serving as the local production manager on the set of a movie filming in Calexico, was showing off pictures of his grandson when he learned production hit a snag: a Colombian boy with a lead part in the film couldn’t get into the United States due to visa issues, and producers needed a replacement immediately.

Movie finishes three days of filming in Calexico

Jason Solarez, 7, of Brawley, stands beside producer Lukas Behnken on the set of “Sound of Freedom,” which filmed over the weekend in Calexico at the old downtown port of entry, among other locations. COURTESY PHOTO ABBIE SOLAREZ

Movie finishes three days of filming in Calexico

Actor Jim Caviezel, portraying Homeland Security Special Agent Timothy Ballard, carries Jason Solarez, 7, of Brawley in a scene being filmed for the movie “Sound of Freedom,” which was shot over the weekend in Calexico at the old downtown port of entry, among other locations. COURTESY PHOTO ABBIE SOLAREZ

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