Alongside Oscar nominated J. C. Chandor, who wrote and directed the film, Redford said that during the nearly two months he was in the state he visited many areas and was amazed with so many beautiful things. He toured the Tijuana Cultural Center, traveled to Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate and tasted the Puerto Nuevo Style Lobster. He also experienced the wines of the region and learned about Baja Med cuisine. He said his favorite dish is enchiladas, "accompanied by good tequila."
When speaking about Baja California, Redford said, "I think it’s unfortunate that the media being the way it is, it focuses on sensational issues and danger is more sensational than happiness, and so I’m sorry, considering my love of Mexico.” He added, “So I hope us being here, talking about the fact that there are wonderful parts of Mexico that are wonderful to visit, that people will come.”
“The Mexican people are very joyous, they express joy in such a wonderful way, and the people here have been extremely nice to us,” he said. Redford also said that filming in Baja California is ideal because of support from the three levels of government and the local talent. Governor Osuna extended the invite for Redford to participate in the upcoming event Tijuana Innovadora (http://www.tijuanainnovadora.com/
All is Lost was filmed in Rosarito Beach, Mexico at Baja Studios, which was built by FOX for the movie, Titanic. This is Redford’s first starring role in seven years.
Excerpts of the press conference are available at (http://youtu.be/
For more information about Baja California, Mexico, and Baja Studios, please visit (http://www.discoverbajacalifornia.com) or (http://www.bajafilmstudios.com)