By Nick Christophers In the quaint town of Forest Hills where the streets are filled with many bars, restaurants and retail outlets, a growing indie film festival has made a mark in the industry. The Festival of Cinema is the brainchild of Executive Producer, Jayson Simba. Jayson, who […]
“We are in our 21st year as we started in multiple venues and settled her in at the Bellmore Theatre which has been great. LIIFE is what we consider a film community. This year we have 147 shorts, features along with webisodes and music videos. Not to mention the amazing panelists and award recipients like Danny Aiello and Kevin Browne.”
James has come a long way in the past year with his role in HBO’s hit show The Deuce and notching a part in Marty Scorsese’s The Irishman (2019). He is an interesting actor who was once on the road to be a priest. Yet his love for acting pulled him the other way. Due to his rough upbringing and looks he has been offered gangster roles as of late. Yet he does not mind it as he believes “work is work”.
George Andreakos has been in love with acting for as long as he can remember. Ever since he was in grade school in Brooklyn he had the “acting bug”. His talent and passion for acting did not go unnoticed as he was casted as a lead or supporting actor in live plays. Yet it came a time when he had to give up acting for a while. He had a full-time job, College and started his own side business so acting did not fit into the equation.
There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.
by Nick Christophers Geoffrey Guerrero had a vision to create a festival like no other in New York and since 2012 he has done just that. The Katra Film Series is a platform where a selection of shorts and features is presented to a packed audience who take […]
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.
Looking back on 2015, how much have you forgotten? Maybe you remember the big moments—a wedding or a vacation to Europe—but what about the ordinary days that make up most of your year? Brooklyn resident Cesar Kuriyama made an app that can help you with that.
1 Second Everyday is a simple app that allows you to record one second of every day of your life and stitch them together into one video.
Even though it has been a bit quiet on the “street” and on the screen with the mob that doesn’t mean the subject is dead. Just when you thought that was true a certain Long Island director resurrects it with a good dose of comedy. Award winning director / producer Sal Rinella is on the verge of completing his film affectionately titled “Good Friday”. He has been in the entertainment business for over twenty years.
By Denise Oliveira You don’t have to choose between dinner or a movie. You can have both. At the same time. Maybe it’s date night, or you’re hanging out by yourself, or you’re looking for something new and different to do with your friends. Whatever you’re up to, […]