Film Screening in Jersey City
We had a great screening in Jersey City, N.J., this weekend.
There are a lot of people in our "target audience" of Italian-Americans and foreign born persons with upper level... Read more
"Inheritance, Italian Style" Accepted to Golden Door Film Festival!
"Inheritance, Italian Style" has been accepted to the Golden Door Film Festival of Jersey City!
It will show in "Block 5" at the Panepinto Studio, 372 Warren St, Jersey City,... Read more
World Premiere! Yeah!
"Catania!" (which has been renamed "Inheritance, Italian Style") has been accepted to the Jerome (Arizona) Indie Film and Music Festival where it will have its world premiere June 12-15, 2014.... Read more
Things are moving along well here with the movie. We had a successful screening of the film at the Harland Cinema at Emory University last month for the... Read more
New Website for the Film
Things continue to move along on the film "Catania!"
We have a complete version of the film but are still working on it to improve it.
We now have a... Read more
Catania Rough Cut Ready
Things are moving along on the “Catania!” film. We have a rough cut of the film which includes some stock footage from Sicily that we have purchased. James Stone will... Read more
Cast and Crew Get Together for Photo Signing
Last Friday at The Wrecking Bar in Atlanta the Cast and Crew gathered to sign their cast photos and get dvds with their scenes and still photos from the movie ... Read more
New Still Shots from Motion Picture Footage Going up on FB
Hello to Catania friends and backers! We have new still shots from motion picture footage going up on fb now which you can view here. Make sure to like our fb... Read more
Goose That Laid the Golden Egg Breaks into Top #1000 on Amazon Best Seller List
The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, my narrative nonfiction about a psychiatrist who takes on a multibillion dollar drug company, gets chewed up and spit out, was recently featured... Read more
We Won! Catania Crosses the Finish Line!
We did it! We crossed the finish line at $10,000 just before the deadline! Thanks to everyone for pledging and thanks for your support! Moving on with post-production editing and... Read more
Last Chance to Pledge for Catania!
Catania! is now at 77% with 8 hours to go. Pledging ends at 9 pm EST and it is all or nothing so please spread the word! Here is the... Read more
Catania! Last Day to Pledge!
We are 70% of the way to our goal with 26 hours to go. Thanks to everyone who has pledged! We added a digital download of the film for $10,... Read more
The Kids Are Allright!
When we did the casting for Catania! we screened over 2,000 actors, watched hundreds of video auditions and demo reels online, and auditioned a couple hundred people in person at... Read more
Catania! Post-production and fundraising event
Diane Shepherd and Dylan Bremner Talk about the Filming of Catania!
Diane Shepherd (Isabella Ratar) and Dylan Bremner (Morris Glitsky) play cousins in the film Catania!
On location in Atlanta, GA, at the "Villa Parlazzi" waiting to shoot their... Read more
Wow! Almost there!
We are almost there at 86% with only five hours to go. We only need $1,005 more. Please spread the word so that we can make the Catania! film! Thanks... Read more
How to make an independent film when you have no clue and no resources
As a writer, I migrated into the genre of screenplays about two years ago. I quickly became obsessed with the craft of writing screenplays. It is sort of like writing... Read more
Story Today from Italy Chronicles
Alex Roe, who writes Italy Chronicles, a popular English language blog about news and events in Italy, and tweets @newsfromItaly, wrote a story today about our kickstarter campaign called "Catania... Read more
Margherita Buy and Sequoia Vaccarino
We are 37% of the way there on our Kickstarter campaign for Catania! With 39 backers and three days. Thanks to the family members in Sicily for coming through this... Read more
Yesterday we ate lunch at the Italian restaurant Baraonda in Atlanta which we heard was owned by someone from Catania. We met him and his wife, his name is Mario... Read more
Pictures from Sicily
Here are some pictures of the villa in Olivarella, San Filippo del Mela, Sicily (near Milazzo) where my wife's family is from that was the "inspiration" for Catania!
My... Read more
This is the first of what will be a series of regular updates on our film Catania! updates for those who contribute on Kickstarter! so if you have... Read more