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High School Senior Chris Torres dreams of being a Top Gun, but first he has to wrestle his way in!

Athletic, smart, and good looking, but also sort of a smug solo act, high schooler Chris has his dreams of flying jets crushed when he is rejected by the US Naval Academy.

His wrestling coach challenges him:

The only way into the Naval Academy is to win the State Wrestling Championship.

And so starts the training, the preparation, and the focus to reach that goal.

From wrestling practice to fitness training to flying lessons to attitude adjustment, Chris pursues the endgame and faces down the obstacles that stand in his way including “the bully’, two Navy Seals, and of course, a high school romance.

But it’s the wrestling that provides the path. A sport where both the team and the individual must align as one; where each match counts and a winner will prevail.

With an initial limited theatrical release (Spring 2022), RC Theatres in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina held Call Sign Romeo over for 30+ days tying it to Top Gun: Maverick on the same marquee.

Filmed on the Outer Banks, the home of Kitty Hawk, production took place throughout Dare County (Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores) NC. In addition to the beaches and sound-side sunsets, numerous local landmarks are highlighted including:

  • •Wright Brothers Memorial
  • •Jockey’s Ridge
  • •Jennette’s Pier
  • •Navy Dare Bombing Range
  • •Bodie Island Lighthouse

CALL SIGN ROMEO features a fantastic ensemble cast that includes (listed by character):

  • Chris Torres, played by Chris Ana
  • Lisa Morgan, played by Rebbekkah Eller
  • Sarah Torres, played by Kelsey Thompson
  • Coach Kelvin, played by John Wilson
  • Marcus Zelinski, played by Milosz Gargol
  • Jack Creef, played by Jeremiah Derby
  • Carla Tillett, played by Cami Miller
  • Zachary Philips, played by Joshua Reed
  • Digger, played by Stuart Parks II
  • Navy Coach Givens, played by Terry Schappert

Producer / Director Raymond Wallace is an award-winning producer, director, writer, and cinematographer of various film, television, and theatrical projects.  Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Raymond currently calls the Outer Banks of North Carolina home, where, alongside other talented community members, he strives to build and strengthen a local filmmaking collective.

Executive Producer and Writer Sam Cortez is an entrepreneur and finance professional with an extensive background in corporate finance.  His son was captain of a state champion high school wrestling team and graduated from the US Naval Academy.  Sam attended UC Berkeley and Harvard, and currently lives in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where Navy fighter jets frequently fly overhead. 

2022 / 103 minutes / English / PG 13 / A film by Raymond Wallace.

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