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Ramsey Production Company's Film Earns Award At Houston Film Fest

(left to right) producer and cast member Chris Ryan; writer, cast member and business director Kate McGrath; vice president and music director Nick DeMatteo; president David LaRosa; and treasurer and social outreach coordinator Janine Laino
(left to right) producer and cast member Chris Ryan; writer, cast member and business director Kate McGrath; vice president and music director Nick DeMatteo; president David LaRosa; and treasurer and social outreach coordinator Janine Laino Photo Credit: contributed

RAMSEY, N.J. -- Over the weekend, "Clandestine" received the Gold Remi Award for a Crime Drama. It's the latest full-length feature film from Ramsey-based Feenix Films, an independent film company.

The movie won the award at the 49th Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

The movie, written by Kate McGrath, is based on the stories of a retired police officer, and chronicles the epidemic of methamphetamine in middle-class America.

"It is always great when your film is noticed in some capacity," said Feenix Films President David LaRosa. "What is great about Worldfest is how particular they are about really examining a film. It makes the Gold Remi award for Crime/Drama so much more meaningful."

WorldFest Houston, the oldest Independent movie and film festival in the world, has discovered such famous directors as Steven Speilberg, George Lucas and Ang Lee. Besides honoring "Clandestine," the festival also hosted the world premiere of the film.

McGrath also received the Houston Broadcast Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in the movie.

"Feenix Films is a film ensemble company, modeled after the theatrical resident companies of old," a news release noted. "We're comprised of a talented and diverse stable of artists and tech persons, who do anything and everything needed to produce a successful work of media -- acting, writing, directing, camera work, graphic and web design, music composition and recording, and more."

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