4th Annual WMIFF Awards HOST
Charlie Visconage, 25, is a local talk show host, improviser, and pod caster. He hosts DC’s monthly late-night talk show, The Charlie Visconage Show, which features original comedy and local guests. He improvises with Super Friends With Benefits and Big Birds. He also co-hosts the weekly podcast Philistine Radio, which is available via iTunes.
SPECIAL GUEST & PERFORMERS
ALLOY 20 BAND
Paloma” the Musical Short Film is an original piece, and it is Yolanda’s Directorial Debut. Adapted by Yolanda Romersa and Lina Gallegos, from the original play by Lina Gallegos, Yolanda’s film contributions, along with starring in the lead role of Paloma, include Producer, and Songwriter. Paloma the Musical Short Film recently won Without A Box “BEST IN SHOW” at AOF Film Festival, along with a 1st Runner up Best Actor for Steven Bauer and a 1st Runner up Best Villian nod for Yolanda Romersa . Recent comments re Paloma “ Well acted, written and well directed” – Robert Moresco Producer/Writer CRASH/MILLION DOLLAR BABY. Paloma also was reviewed and encouraged to be made into a Feature Film in the National Magazine Music Connection. Yolanda also was Record Producer for the CD Recording of Paloma. She also was awarded a Best Actress Pick from Review plays.com for the role of Paloma.
As a member of SAG and AFTRA, she is a working actress and an accomplished vocalist, with featured roles in films such as (Remembering Phil, Faded Memories, The Real Deal), and several voiceovers commercials and jingles for clients such as Starburst, La Opinion, B of A, Glamour Shots, Disney and Tecate Beer.
Yolanda is of Hispanic heritage, Mexican American and Basque (Spanish French Mixture), and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Yolanda was Associate Producer/Unit Production Manager for the independent feature Remembering Phil, starring Nick Turturro (The Longest Yard, Bluebloods, NYPD Blue), Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) FilmWorks Entertainment Worldwide. She has produced Spanish Language Music Videos for Kuky on Machete Music/Universal and Italia Renata on Michel Music/Sony.
Ty Bless WMIFF 2010 Best Hip – Hop Winner
http://youtu.be/acAQtDwG3ok “Freakin It”
Bertini Heumegni, born October 22nd, 1972 in Douala, Republic of Cameroon. Cameroon is a country in West Africa, situated above the equator. I am model, an accomplished actor, and a 15minute of fame TV celebrity. Growing up in Douala, I always dreamed of coming to the United States of America. My mother died when I was at the age of 10. After all these obstacles, I grasped life with all I had.
Life became a four way street for me, the struggle in the street of the city, hustling in order to pay my school fees, 29 brothers and sisters; I realized that education was my passport to a better life. Education was the ultimate way for me to achieve my goals and dreams. I finished high school regardless of the obstacles and received a diploma then graduate of UNIVERSITY of LAGOS.. I later travelled to South Africa where I got discovered in the world of fashion. I lived in South Africa for 7 years, while there I did all the fashion local magazines and runways. In 1997, I was named MR CLIFTON BEACH. Got a contract with a major agency in New York City, so I found myself in the United States in 2000 millennium. I Lived in New York, the most challenging city where I tried to push some fashion gigs here and there (see gallery).
Eventually, the walk of fame gave me a way through a television show called, “AMERICA NEXT TOP MODEL“, on UPN9 (see video on profile). This was my first American TV show that gave me the 15minute of fame. In New York, I learned not to put my eggs in one basket, so I decided to also become a Personal Trainer for one of the prominent gym in New York City, (NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB). At this club, fitness and health is the concern of the members. One thing that distinguished me from other members are my unique African belief of traditions, African, black with hassle green eyes. I am a proud parent with two lovely (twins). Danielle Heumegni, 18 years old, a track & field runner and a soccer player in college, and Patrick Heumegni, 18 years old, a football player, and track & field runner. My multitalent leads me to my first production “THE AMERICAN DREAM”. www.camerlywoodproductions.com.
John-Robert Rimel is a 12 year old singer from the Shenandoah Valley. He first took the stage at the age of nine and has been hooked ever since. John-Robert has sung at Relay for Life Events, Open Mics, Churches, Church Revivals, Fundraisers, Benefits, Festivals, etc. He has sung at the Rockingham and Shenandoah County Fairs, Below the Fringe, Sweet Caroline’s, featured on The Virginia Dreams Center Stage Show, WHSV TV3 Noon News Harrisonburg,VA 3Xs as their Musical Guest, WKDW with Kris Neil in Staunton to Sing/Interview 2X, recently on the TV Pilot Taping of The Shenandoah Jamboree at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns. He has sung the National Anthem for various sporting venues and has been featured in the Northern Virginia Daily.