Tag: actor

Brenda Pond: From Actress to Model to Travel Business Owner

By Nick Christophers It’s winter and we are all dreaming or maybe even planning to leave the cold behind for warmer temperatures. Around this time of the year many plan way ahead to visit family for the holidays or just to get away from the cold. Even though […]

Advertisements

James Pravasilis from Music to Acting

By Nick Christophers It was a humble event that brought James Pravasilis out to the Long Island Independent Film Festival. His shorts “Prime” and “Sexual Healing” were being presented there. Joining James at the LIIF was his band-mate and award-winning actor Danny Aiello, who was there to receive […]

Directorial Debut from Federico Castelluccio is a Perfect Gem

We all remember Federico as “Furio” on The Sopranos but he has come a long way since then; from building up his painting career to directing movies. The project was first released as a trailer, “Lilly of The Feast”  and came together around 2015. It was the brainchild of Federico and prolific writer, Michael Ricigliano. The title of the film later changed to “Brooklyn Banker” when it was completed. Only last week they launched a national film campaign which began at the Cinema Village in Manhattan to a sold out crowd.

New York Actor Climbing the Entertainment Ladder

“I said to myself, if I can get in to read for David Chase, that I would try something different at the audition, take a risk, and I did in the room. I always heard the horror stories that actors would read for the show like 12 times, and would not book a role. I got the first call, the audition, and impressed David Chase, granted it was only one episode. But it was great to work with the show and director Mike Figgis (“Leaving Las Vegas”). “The Sopranos” actually got me my SAG card, so it’s something special.”