The Price Of A Dream Documentary
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The Price Of A Dream Documentary
“The Price of a Dream” follows the life of Captain Romeo Itima, a Nigerian immigrant from the Ijaw tribe located in the Delta State of Nigeria. With his wits and determination alone, Romeo Itima migrated to the United States, found a career within the merchant marine industry and became one of the first, few African captains. Although accomplished, Captain Romeo sought for more. He traveled back to Nigeria with the incredible amount of knowledge he’d gained from his experiences and created Global West, a privatized maritime security company comparable to the duties of the Coast Guard in the United States.

The company’s extremely high success rate in eradicating the corruption that poisoned Nigeria’s waterways brought an array of positive and negative attention. In the end, the love Captain Romeo had for his people along with the vision he attempted to realize for his country sealed his own fate. The only detail more troubling than his mysterious death during a routine mission is the void left by his presence… it’s inevitably the missing piece to a puzzle yet to be found; or solved.

Whatever you do be the boss.
Be the boss so you can help people, because there are so may people suffering.

Romeo Itima
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Kevin Itima, a first generation Nigerian-American born in Houston, Texas, was born to Nigerian Delta state immigrants, Helen and Romeo Itima. Kevin spent a portion of his high school tenure in Lagos, Nigeria an unforgettable experience that changed the direction of his life, immensely.

His passion for transforming disadvantaged communities led him to publish two literary works. E Ware Mumene a memoir that highlights his battle for acceptance as a first generation American and Anthology of the Brothers a collection of short stories focused on African American males. Both are used as an instrument to create dialogue and challenge simplistic perceptions of how and why the black community can create meaningful change.

Kevin Itima

Executive Producer

Leon Banks
Leon Banks, 27, is a native of Houston, TX and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is an actor, writer, comedian and now producer. Having been good friends with Kevin Itima for many years now, he was involved with The Price of a Dream in it’s infancy stages of conception and officially joined the team in post production assisting with the writing and overall direction of the story. This is Leon’s first experience with documentaries as he brought his unique perspective on story telling and his ability to resonate with audiences need to be entertained.

Leon Banks

Associate Producer

Alberto Solalinde, is a Mexican Film Director who started his film career in the documentary category as the cinematographer of a documentary film called “Feel the Reggae” directed by Luis Ramos in Monterrey,NL. Mexico between 2010 and­ 2012. Since then Solalinde has won different awards in recognized companies such as “ CNN ” and “National Geographic ” for his work in the recent years.

In the beginning of 2013 he decided to make his debut as a Film Director with a Documentary Film called “ Immigration Reform: Freedom has no price” following the 2012 Mexican National Human Rights Award recipient, Father Alejandro Solalinde in a caravan he leaded called “Opening the doors to hope”. This caravan traveled throughout the United States sharing the stories of migrants from different countries to all the cities they arrived in and talking about Immigration Reform.

Alberto Solalinde

Director

Lorenzo Espinosa
Leon Banks, 27, is a native of Houston, TX and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He is an actor, writer, comedian and now producer. Having been good friends with Kevin Itima for many years now, he was involved with The Price of a Dream in it’s infancy stages of conception and officially joined the team in post production assisting with the writing and overall direction of the story. This is Leon’s first experience with documentaries as he brought his unique perspective on story telling and his ability to resonate with audiences need to be entertained.

Lorenzo Espinosa

Director of Photography

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