WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A new movie is filming in Wilmington. Saturday, the feature film Frat Brothers shot inside Snipes Academy of Arts and Design in Wilmington.
The family film follows two brothers who were encouraged to join the same fraternity as their father; however, one of them chooses a different path.
"These brothers come together," said the film's 23-year-old star Romeo, formerly known as Lil Romeo, who is also the son of rapper Master P. "You see the ups and downs, the happy times and the sad times. It's just like real life."
The feature film will be shot entirely in Wilmington, using UNCW's campus, Cape Fear Community College and several Downtown Wilmington streets.
Romeo says the location is a refreshing change from Hollywood.
"It feels good, because it feels like I'm back home," said Romeo. "I've been welcomed here with open arms. You don't get that in L.A."
The film's director, Dante Wyatt, says the entire movie will be shot in just three weeks, even though he says it is a little stressful, being in Wilmington has made it easy.
"Being that I'm from here, I know a lot of people here, so it always helps in film making, when you have the infrastructure of knowing locals, knowing crew, knowing people that you can cast," said Wyatt. "It's been a really great opportunity and I'm really proud of Wilmington, it's been great." Most of the crew is from the area and so is the production company, Swirl Films Production.
Romeo says, the tight time frame has brought everyone together.
"It's like a family, everybody on this set," said Romeo. "I mean, we've only known each other two or three days, and we feel like we've known each other for years. That's what's going to make this movie special. And then we are filming it out here in Wilmington, you get the best of both worlds you don't feel like your making a movie its like they brought cameras into our reality."
Filming should wrap up by March 1.
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