Andy the Star is a realistic police drama set in the City of Philadelphia in 2005. Janelle Mathis, a young Latin woman living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania discovers, after his death, that her long lost father of twenty years was a legendary police officer in Philadelphia named David Antonio (Andy) Gonzalez. Janelle, eager to discover the legend of her long, lost father by going to Philadelphia, is soon faced with the reality that the legend and mystic bestowed on her famous father might all be a myth created by his police brothers in blue to protect one of the most corrupt officers in Philadelphia's police department history and possibly a murder.
Andy the Star, is a grim and gritty drama about a young woman's emotional journey to find the true story of her father's legendary life, and the emotional torment between, wanting to believe, and discovering the truth.
I’m very excited to head back to Philadelphia, to the city that raised me and work on this film,” Ozzie states. "Andy the Star, is a story that has been forming in my mind for over seventeen years, shorty after I left the police department. I think what makes Andy the Star different from your traditional crime or police story is the fact that it is a very.. very grim story. I tell the story from a real police perspective and not from what has been portrayed in movies or on television nowadays.
I think, that my time working in one of the most elite units in Philadelphia's police department history, the Special Investigation Unit, gives me an unique point of view and allows me to show the audience the real world of law enforcement, in spite of how grim it might be.” A smiling Ozzie adds, “If you come to watch this movie with a preconceived notion of how rewarding law enforcement can be or to see police officers and what they do on a daily basis through rose-color glasses, boy... are you in for a treat”.
Ozzie Feliciano plans to keep the Andy the Star script and some aspects of the pre-production process a secret and will not be made available to the public. “I want to keep the script and part of the filming close to my vest because I plan to put it all out there for everyone to see and I don’t want people who may be opposed to what I have written affect what I’m trying to accomplish, which is to tell this story”.
Filming of Andy the Star should take about twenty-one days and will require Ozzie, now at one hundred and ninety pounds, to lose over sixty pounds for a dramatic scene at the end of the film. “It’s going to be difficult losing that weight with all the incredible food in this great city but I'm going to try my best", says Ozzie.
About Ozzie Feliciano:
He graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts in 1985, where he developed his love for story telling. Ozzie joined the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989 and was assigned to the 4th Police District in 1990. Quickly moving through this unit, Officer Ozzie Feliciano was handpicked to join an elite unit of the Philadelphia Police Department called The Special Investigation Unit (SIU), under the narcotic unit and the Chief Inspector.
After several commendation awards, thousands of arrests and an on the job shooting, Officer Ozzie Feliciano, surrounded in controversy, resigned from the Philadelphia Police Department in 1997. Ozzie Feliciano returned to school and is now the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of JNPC Inc., a software engineering firm located just outside the city of Philadelphia.
About 47 Films Production:
47 Films Production, is a collaboration between Ozzie Feliciano, JNPC Inc and Innovative Media Machine (IMM) with plans to produce four independent film project, Andy the Star , King City’s River, Wake Up and The Chronic. 47 Films Production, along with Ozzie Feliciano, also plan to develop and produce a three actor stage-play named Killer in 2011.