‘Little Girl Lost’ Premieres shown Sunday night on Lifetime TV movieAugust 18th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot
TV review last night on Lifetime Movie Network picked up ‘Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story‘, a true story of a mother’s search for her kidnapped baby to explore.
Character of Luz Cuevas, a working-class Philadelphia mother played by Judy Reyes who believes that her baby is alive, not having disappeared prior to the fire. But she never gives up the fight, believing that her distant cousin Valerie (Ana Ortiz) snatched the girl and started the fire to cover her tracks.
“Ten days after Delimar was born she was seemingly lost in a fire,” says Judy Reyes. “Her mother never believed that she perished in the fire. She believed she was kidnapped. She knew in her heart that her child was not burned to death. Everyone else was convincing her otherwise.”
“Everyone around Luz is telling her the baby is dead, burned in the fire,” says Ana Ortiz, known for her role as the pretty sister in ‘Ugly Betty’. “My character is Valerie, who’s a bit disturbed. There’s something to be said for that incredible maternal instinct and that drive for family and that persistence for never giving up, to see that human spirit prevail.”
Luz’s loving husband ‘Pedro’ played by Hector Luis Bustamante whose world is turned upside-down (not to mention inside-out) when their infant daughter ‘Delimar’ is presumed killed in a devastating fire at their home.
“I play Pedro Cueves,” says Hector Luis Bustamante. “I think he’s just heartbroken, but wants to get on with his life.”
“The story of Little Girl Lost is based on a true story,” says director Paul A Kaufman. “It’s one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. A woman named Luz Cueves along with her husband Pedro had a baby named Delimar. Working with these actors has been great. It’s makes my job as a director easy because they’re so good.” he added.
Lifetime original movie is base on a true story that lasted for six years. In 1997, Luz put her 10 day old baby girl Delimar Vera to sleep and later there was an explosion and fire when she was not there. She was told the baby was dead, although there were no remains ever found for her to bury the child.
‘Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story’ is worth seeing. Makes you believe anything is possible. Will be repeated again in Aug 18 at 12am, Aug 18 at 12pm, Aug 21 at 8pm, Aug 22 at 12pm on The Lifetime TV movie.