Rob Underhill’s Wolf Call Official Selection of the Jaxon Film Fest

As the Trayvon Martin shooting continues to capture national media attention, the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till continues to be used as a point of comparison. In “Wolf Call” the frightening realism and intensity of the historic interview that took place between William Bradford Huie of Look magazine and the two men acquitted for the murder of 14-year old Emmett Till is recreated. “His death (Emmett Till) was a spark that ignited the Civil Rights Movement in America,” Ed Bradley, Emmy Award-winning journalist.

“Wolf Call” won its tenth Best Film award on festival tour, last Saturday, August 18th, winning BEST SHORT FILM at the 7th Peachtree Village International Film Festival in Atlanta, GA.

The Rob Underhill production of Wolf Call is one of the official selections scheduled to appear at the Jaxon Film Fest, September 29th, at the historic Michigan Theatre, 124 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson, Michigan. Although presently working and filming in North Carolina, Underhill originally hails from the Lansing area. He grew up in the Williamston area and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in ’99. His family lives spread out over Michigan; many near Lansing, Shelby, Grand Rapids, Port Huron. Wolf Call will appear as one of the Michigan films selected for screening at the Jaxon Film Fest and is a must see.

COMPLETE AWARDS / NOMINATIONAS / SELECTIONS (Full Production information attached)::

BEST SHORT FILM, 2012 Peachtree Village International Film Festival
BEST OF THE FESTIVAL, 2012 Lancaster Area Film Fest
-BEST SHORT, JURY AWARD, 2012 Gasparilla Int’l Film Fest
BEST FILM, 2012 Light Factory’s Filmmakers’ Showcase
BEST OF THE FEST, 2012 Short. Sweet. Film Fest
BEST SHORT FILM, 2012 Appalachian Film Festival
BEST SHORT FILM, 2011 Hollywood Black Film Festival
BEST FILM, 2011 Black International Cinema, Berlin (Germany)
BEST SHORT SUBJECT, 2011 NC Black Film Festival
BEST INT’L SHORT FILM 2nd Place, 2012 Clare Valley Film Fest
OUTSTANDING ACTOR, 2012 NW Ohio Independent Film Fest
BEST INT’L ACTOR, 2012 Clare Valley Film Fest (Australia)
BEST WRITTEN FILM, 2011 Magnolia Independent Film Festival
AUDIENCE CHOICE, 2011 Twin Rivers Media Festival
BEST ACTOR, 2010 Carrboro Film Festival
AUDIENCE CHOICE, 2010 Carrboro Film Festival

OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM, 2012 Black Reel Awards
BEST SHORT FILM, 2012 Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
OUTSTANDING SHORT FILM, 2012 NW Ohio Independent Film Fest
BEST FILM & BEST ACTOR, 2011 Texas Black Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (other than the above; 35):
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival; Gig Harbor Film Festival; Ellensburg Film Festival; Jaipur International Film Festival (INDIAN Premiere); Ionian International Digital Film Festival (GREEK Premiere); The Bay Street Film Festival; BolderLife Festival; Rome International Film Festival; Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival; Woods Hole Film Festival; Fandana Film Festival;  Urban Victory Online Film Festival; Philadelphia Independent Film Festival; Snake Alley Festival of Film; Lifetree Film Festival; Non Violence International Film Festival (CANADIAN Premiere); Julien Dubuque International Film Festival; RiverRun International Film Festival; European Independent Film Festival (FRENCH Premiere); Green Bay Film Festival; YES Film Festival; Charlotte Black Film Festival; San Diego Black Film Festival; Lewiston Auburn Film Festival; Clarksdale Film Festival; Urbanworld Film Festival (NEW YORK Premiere); Mississippi International Film Festival; International Black Man Film Festival; San Francisco Black Film Festival; Crossroads Film Festival; Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video; Langston Hughes African American Film Festival; Carolina Film and Video Festival; JC PowerHouse Short Film Festival; Ava Gardner Film Festival.
Mike Wiley, star of “Wolf Call”, selected as a 2012 Indies Arts Awards honoree. “Mike Wiley is one man, with so many roles”, by BYRON WOODS published by the INDEPENDENT WEEKLY in Raleigh, NC:

ChathamArts’ Sustainable Cinema Series celebrated Black History Month with a special screening of “Wolf Call”; it opened for the Academy Award short-listed documentary, The Loving Story, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers on February 26, 2012.
iCNN coverage at the Urbanworld Film Festival on Sept 21, 2011:
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WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio program, “The State of Things” with Frank Stasio:


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