ABOUT...

A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while the African gods seek justice...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

WELCOME PAPO!!!

So happy to officially announce that the renowned Nuyorican Poet Jesus Papoleto-Melendez will appear in the closing scene of "A Wound in Time" reciting a poem about Spanish Harlem and will be accompanied with the conga drumming of Steven Guadalupe who is also cast as the neighborhood congero and "mayor of the block".  This scene will have a very festive ending with dancing in the street.  Rehearsal is set of all the remaining exterior scenes, including this scene, for filming in a few...  Thanks to all!


Renowned Nuyorican Poet Jesus Papoleto-Melendez as "The Poet"


Saturday, May 28, 2016

GET READY... GET SET...

We'll be shooting the closing scene, as well as the remaining exteriors, when filming resumes of  "A Wound in Time" in a few weeks. I'll be meeting with a well known Nuyorican poet, who is also a fixture in Spanish Harlem, to discuss his performance in the closing scene to be accompanied by the conga drumming of master congero Steven Guadalupe! They'll be dancin' in da street making for a very festive ending. Stay tune!


Friend and congero Steven Guadalupe

Friday, March 4, 2016

THE HUSTLE IS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will definitely resume filming after the workshop production of one the plays in my trilogy "Wild Child" which goes up on April 24th.  I've been saving every penny to be able to film two full weeks to wrap "A Wound in Time".  The wonderful work of the cast in this intriguing story has already garnered attention from Los Angeles and is obviously creating a "buzz" at such an early stage. I am so grateful to all who have helped me and who believed in this socially conscious story.  

As you may or may not know "A Wound in Time" is adapted from my full length stage play which ran Off Off and Off Broadway.  I will continue the process of sharing socially conscious stories as I will be busy in rehearsals directing "Wild Child" and pre-rehearsals for my upcoming play series this Summer.  A few of the cast members from the film will also be appearing in the upcoming plays.  Don't miss them in action on the stage! Tickets on sale now at: WILD CHILD TICKETS





Sunday, January 31, 2016

APRIL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like it could be a wrap this Spring!  At least if I continue to save my pennies with 3 months to go... So far it looks promising that in two weeks of filming we can wrap production.  A Los Angeles distributor reached out to me regarding the possibility of international presales.  The followup can take some time as they are busy making the rounds at the festivals.  Sundance is in session...  So grateful with a patient, and dedicated cast.  They make my job sooo easy! 
Meantime, I am gearing up to begin rehearsals for the full production of my trilogy of stage plays this Summer.  There will be a few familiar faces from "A Wound in Time" on the stage.  It is going to be a very busy year...Happily!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

THE STREET ATTORNEY - Episode 2 "Trust No One"



Love it!  A REAL NYC story... Docu-Series about and by our own Gerard Marrone​, Esq. who plays "Domenic" in my upcoming mystery thriller A Wound In Time.  Go Gerard!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

THEY ARE DOING IT!!!

Cast members of "A Wound in Time" are busy folk!  Here are some of their upcoming projects!

Our "Domenic Vico", and producer, who is also a criminal defense attorney, will be launching his own docu-drama series on Oct. 15th.  It depicts re-enactments from his case files.  Don't miss it!

Bill Barry, who starred in the supporting role of "Nelson" in one of the plays in my trilogy "The Grinder", and who is cast to play "Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams" in A Wound in Time is starring in the play "Hot L Baltimore" Oct. 21-Nov. 21.  For tickets:  http://tschreiber.org/productions/seasons/2015-2016/

David Roberts, who has an ongoing role in the Off Broadway "Black Angels Over Tuskegee", and who is cast as "Mr. Williams in "A Wound in Time", will also starring  in the play "Fall of the Kings" at Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY.  The play runs Sept. 5-Nov. 1.  

Monday, October 12, 2015

WHAT CAN I SAY??? A BEAUTIFUL DAY! A BEAUTIFUL SHOOT!

 I honestly don't know how I do it sometimes... Managing to someone carve out a way to bring my cast and crew to the set with little finance.  But if I work very hard and wear a multitude of hats somehow... Somehow it all works out! So grateful to my wonderful cast and a professional and patient crew!  Enjoy the pics and the little video, for they tell the story of a great day from Spanish Harlem to Rockaway Beach... Photo credits Carolina Kent, Christina Laboy.

Enjoy the video I took as we set the scene up

On the beach with Ralph Hopkins (Ruben), Jason Torres (peddler)
and Millie Ortiz (Millie)


Crew, cast, and moi!

The wiseguys (Steve DeVito, Gerard Marrone, Bobby Ciasulli) and Bobby (Evan Davis) and Tony (Frankie Ramos)!

Cast and moi!

Lourdes (Irma Cadiz), Bobby, Tony and wiseguys

Mike Lavoie, Darnell MacDonald, Ryan Collins gettin' it done!

Chillin' before we ROLL!!!!




Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A warm welcome to Real Housewives of New Jersey star Bobby Ciasulli to the cast of A Wound In Time: The Upcoming Feature Film as one of the members of "Domenic's" (Gerard Marrone) crew. I love that show!
Gerard Marrone and Bobby Ciasulli

Saturday, October 3, 2015

FILMING RESUMES!

Filming will resume in October.  Have to hurry and get those exteriors done before The Hawk returns!  We'll be hitting the streets of Spanish Harlem and Riis Beach (Cuba circa 1957).

MALE LEAD FRANCISCO RAMOS TO TAKE ON LEAD IN STAGE PLAY

So happy to announce that the leading man in "A Wound in Time" has agreed to grace the stage in my Creole historical drama "Blood Makes The Red River Flow" as the wealthy Spaniard Ferdinand Juan-Carlos Montero.  Hoping to remount the much loved drama for Black History Month.  Christiana Blain, reprises her role as the reluctant concubine, Lizette Laviteaux.
Francisco Ramos

Christiana Blain

Saturday, September 19, 2015

THE STREET ATTORNEY IS COMING!

Cast member and Producer of A Wound in Time, Gerard Marrone, is one of the Executive Producers of his own upcoming Web Series, "The Street Attorney".  It premieres October 15th and is based on his own cases as a NYC criminal defense attorney.  Congrats!


Friday, September 18, 2015

ALL SET FOR BLOCKING!

We will be blocking 4 scenes for the upcoming shoot, two of which are flashbacks.  Sides and costumes are all ready!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS...

As a native New Yorker, I don't recall ever visiting the United Nations,  not even as a child on a class trip... But today I spent time at the UN as a guest at a conference on "racism" as a panel discussed  "Self-Representation as a Stategy to Fight Racism" hosted by Brazil.  Racism is one of the social issues very important to me and I was happy to have been invited.  I am looking forward to continuing to do my part through the arts and hopefully as part of an international collaboration.





Monday, September 14, 2015

GET READY.. GET SET... GO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preparing for our upcoming rehearsal for the next shoot of A Wound In Time: The Upcoming Feature Film. We'll be blocking scenes with Lourdes (Irma Cadiz) wilding out on Tony (Francisco Ramos) on First Avenue in front of Bobby (Evan Davis), the wiseguys, Clinton (Stacey Griffin), Chee Chee (Rock Jones), and the neighbors; with Marta (Christina Laboy) purchasing a rooster; with a young Millie (Millie Ortiz) meeting her future husband Ruben (Ralph Hopkins) on the beach in Matanzas, Cuba; and with Tony chillin' on the beach in Coney Island. The rush is on to get all exteriors done before the weather changes... Thanks to those who helped in this effort.

Monday, September 7, 2015

INDIEGOGO ENDS AND WE MOVE FORWARD...

We will resume filming this month focusing on exteriors, filming on the streets and beaches of New York City!  Looking forward to seeing the cast for rehearsal soon.  So lucky to have such a talented and nice cast!

CAST MEMBER AND PRODUCER GERARD MARRONE TV SERIES TRAILER!

Coming Oct. 15th... "The Street Attorney" is cast member and producer of A Wound in Time, Gerard Marrone's upcoming TV series based on his experiences as a New York defense attorney.  Check out the trailer!  


Friday, August 28, 2015

WELCOME MILLIE ORTIZ!

So happy to welcome Millie Ortiz to the cast of A Wound in Time in the dual featured roles as the "young Millie", and as Negra's adopted sister "Elsie".
Millie Ortiz

Sunday, August 23, 2015

THANKS! GRACIAS! GRAZIE!

Thanks you Janie Braxton, David Brooks, Roetta Collins, and Ernest Eans Jr. for your donations to the feature film production of A Wound in Time!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

THE PRODUCTION COMPANY WEBSITE IS LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe that I finally stopped procrastinating and constructed and launched the company website!  Go browse and check often for new pics, clips, and updates! We're still planning to resume filming mid September...

WILSON EXCLUSIVE TALENT AND BRONX GUERRILLA PRODUCTIONS

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MORE SCREENSHOTS!

I pulled more screenshots and I am constantly amazed at the expressions of the actors in character.  They are truly LIVING in the moment!










Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CLIPS TO ENTICE AND INTRIGUE FROM OUR UPCOMING FEATURE...



                       



            



                                  

                                                  


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

THE KICKOFF!!!!!!!

The ice has been broken on our Indiegogo campaign! Special THANKS to Janie Braxton for officially kickstarting crowdfunding for A Wound In Time: The Off Broadway Stage Play and Upcoming Feature Film! For that, Ms. Janie, you not only get the Special Edition DVD but also VIP admittance to the red carpet screening!  Janie is a wonderful classically trained chanteuse who also sings opera!
Janie Braxton is the "Lady in Red"!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

SCREENSHOTS! CINIEMATOGRAPHY BY NICO AND LOCATION COURTESY OF CELEBRITY CHEF JASON ZUKAS

It was a headache finding a location to shoot our first scenes but thanks to our Producer and cast member Gerard Marrone, and his buddy and cast member, restaurant owner and Celebrity Chef Jason Zukas, they helped make this wonderful shoot happen! Grazie mille!

Evan Davis, Michelle Lamelza, and Francisco Ramos in bar scene

Francisco Ramos, Evan Davis, and me as the spicy barmaid Charmaine

Someone is getting a nasty look!  Irma Cadiz, Frankie Ramos, and Evan Davis. Yikes!

Evan Davis and Michelle Lamelza as the happy couple "The Vicos"

Me as Charmaine giving Tony Perez, played by Frankie Ramos, a hard time

Charmaine just loves messin' with Tony! LOL

Frankie Ramos, Evan Davis, and Michelle Lamelza

Gerard Marrone as mob boss "Domenic Vico", Jason Zukas as "Jay", and 
Evan Davis as "Bobby Vico". 

Gerard, Evan, Michelle, and Frankie 

Me, and Gyavira Lasana who plays a bar patron in this scene and will appear as the Cabby in an upcoming scene

Anissa Smith is the troubled "Negra Centron" and Frankie Ramos is her strange bedfellow "Tony"

Frankie, Anissa, and Evan 

Our wacky but very talented Cinematography Nicola Raggi. LOL

Did someone just get a drink thrown in their face?  Frankie Ramos as female magnet "Tony Perez"