Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Another film recommendation

Here's a trailer of an indie feature film made by some friends. The Brooklyn Banker (originally titled Lily of the Feast) is directed by Federico Castelluccio, and features Paul Sorvino and David Proval. I'm sure they would appreciated you sharing the link to the trailer....and watch for its release soon through Tricoast Distribution!

Written by Michael Ricigiliano and produced by Jeff Schneider. Michael was the playwright of Queen for a Day, a very effective mob story that had an Off-Broadway run in New York starring David Proval and Vincent Pastore, and now being turned into an indie film. Michael and Jeff are good guys and we're always running into each other somewhere, then we have a coffee and great conversation.

We're looking forward to seeing the film when it's released soon!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Recommending two films

I'm pleased to recommend the following two independent films. Seek them out!

The first film is title Equity, the first female driven story about Wall Street. What separates this is not only the story is female driven, but the team behind it are females: Written by Amy Fox, Directed by Meera Menon, and Produced by Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas. I know several people on the project, including the DP (Eric Lin), Line Producer Brian David Cange, Executive Producer Candy Straight, and several of the cast members including Craig Bierko and David Alan Basche. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Sony, with a release in New York in July. Watch the trailer below, watch for it later in July.

The second film is one I mentioned on my post about the 2016 GI Film Festival in Washington DC. The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel, a feature length documentary. Director Joseph Cahn has found the perfect subject in Peter Ertel, a German man essentially forced into the German army during World War II, who survived many battles before being captured by the Americans, then being brought to the US, and later returning to Germany working on behalf of the US government, At the time of filming Peter Ertel was 96 years old. Ertel is a sympathetic and charming character who mesmerizes the audience. The film is searching for distribution, and you can watch a trailer below. It won a major award at the 2016 GI Festival. Visit the films web site.

On a personal note, in the next few days MegaBall$ will be listed on one of the first sites to take advantage of the new crowdfunding laws known as Title II and Title III, which went fully into effect on May 15, 2016. This will certainly help expand our reach to find private equity to shoot the film. 

For those unaware...Oroloro is developing a feature comedy film about computers, the lotto and the Mob.