READING, Pa. — It began with an idea.
“Nico is the story about a detective, Detective Carera, who is incredibly focused on resolving the murder of a young boy,” said writer Vega Montanez.
It’s an idea that was getting closer to becoming a reality.
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But when they set up to begin shooting in Philadelphia…
“The costs were getting so high,” Losco explained.
They hit some filmmaking hurdles.
“We’re independent,” Losco said. “Film budget is always kind of on top of mind when you’re trying to do something on this scale.”
“Between the Reading Film Studio, the Reading Film Office, it’s just been a crazy experience,” said Montanez. “You can really tell there’s a lot of commitment and energy being put into the rise of filmmaking out of Reading.”