Filmed on location in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the feature film Call Sign Romeo won multiple awards at the international awards competition, the IndieFEST Film Awards.
“We are extremely excited and honored to have our film recognized,” says producer/director Raymond Wallace. “We received a Merit Award for ‘Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value,’ as well as a Merit Award for ‘Latin/Hispanic’ Representation (Executive Producer and Writer Sam Cortez) as well as a Recognition Award for ‘Native American/Indigenous People Representation (lead actor Chris Ana of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma).
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognize film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate outstanding achievement in craftsmanship and creativity, and those who produce exceptional entertainment or contribute to profound social change. . Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals from the film and television industry.
The call sign Romeo introduces the character Chris Torres, an athletic and intelligent solo act whose application to the U.S. Naval Academy is rejected. According to the Navy Wrestling trainer, the only way in is if Chris wins the state championship. With touches from The Karate Kid and Top Gun, Chris must overcome the challenges of his senior year. “The story is inspired by real events,” according to Mr. Cortez, “many of the things that happen in the movie happened here in the Outer Banks when the local high school wrestling team competed in the championship. State.”
Director Raymond Wallace has taken full advantage of the local OBX landscape. Landmarks such as the Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey’s Ridge, Jennette’s Pier and many more are featured prominently in the film. According to Mr. Wallace “I like to think the film is a bit of a snapshot of what real local life is like here on the Outer Banks. So, audiences are likely to see many familiar local places and faces throughout the film.
Rated PG-13 for certain thematic elements and language, the film is filled with positive messages about perseverance, anti-bullying, girl power, teamwork and is a story the whole family can enjoy. . The film can be seen Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. at RC Theaters Kill Devil Hills 10 through Labor Day weekend. More information about the film and how to purchase tickets in advance can be found on the film’s website, www.CallSignRomeo.com.