2007 Riverside International Film Festival Best Feature
Despite having much competition, the 2007 Riverside International Film Festival Best Feature went to a little movie called "The Flyboys." The Riverside International Film Festival takes place annually every April and includes films from around the globe. In the year that Tippi Hedren took home the lifetime achievement award, a group of scrappy filmmakers took home the best feature for "The Flyboys."
- Synopsis. An action movie taking place around two boys, Jason and Kyle who find a small unattended plane at their local airport. Boys being boys, they climb aboard to take a look around the mysterious plane, but are forced to hide out in the luggage compartment when they hear two strange men climb on board and the plane takes off. After hours in the luggage compartment the boys stumble upon a bomb and when they leave their hiding place to tell the pilot they discover they are all alone in the air. Now the boys have to take to the cockpit and land the plane themselves. Of course, as the plane was owned by the mob, that was definitely not the end. The passion, adventure and love in this film is what made it win the Riverside International Film Festival best feature.
- Cast. In this best feature film at the Riverside International Film Festival, the two boys, Jason and Kyle are played by Jesse James and Reiley McClendon. Stephen Baldwin, J. Todd Adams and Tom Sizemore step in as the ill meaning mobsters. Dallen Gettling and Jennifer Slimko round out the cast.
- Film makers. Directed by Rocco DeVilliers for Dark Coast Pictures. DeVilliers also wrote, directed and produced the film "Pure Race" and directed and produced the film "Only Once." This winner of the Riverside International Film Festivals Best Feature was written by Jason DeVilliars, Rocco DeVilliars, Richard Dutcher and Gregory C. Haynes.