Aug. 6, 2009
-- The action packed film stars veteran actor Raymond J. Barry and Michael Weatherly (NCIS) in a gritty but beautiful portrayal of an estranged father and son relationship set against the harsh backdrop of a gangster’s life.
“This is a great film and we were proud to show it to the world…" said Del Weston, AOF Festival Creator. "This film has it all, action, drama, great performances, what more could an audience want?" continued Weston in an interview after the films’ premiere.
The six day event was officially held at the Laemmle and Regency Theaters and the film premiered to a sold out house of fans who were joined by many of its stars and producers.
Superstars Eric Bana (Troy), Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) attended the festival, which showcased nearly four hundred films on five screens during the week long celebration. During the black tie dinner and award show which was held on Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Fountain Ballroom of the Westin Hotel in Pasadena; CHARLIE VALENTINE took home a number of awards including Best Picture, Best Score, Best Cinematography and Action Film of the Year.
Mr. Barry was on hand to receive the AOF Legends Award which was presented by the Mayor of Pasadena, Mayor Bill Bogaard. Previous AOF winners include David Carradine, Bill Duke, Costas Mandylor, John Savage and Michael Madsen.
Festival Director Josh Neufeld said, “Everyone loved this film. From the judges to the screening committee, from the beginning, we knew it was a winner.” For more information on the film and the festival visit www.aoffest.com