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...

Friday, October 21, 2016


Though the struggle is REAL we have still managed to create magic thanks to a wonderful cast and crew.  THANK YOU ALL!  Still trying to scrape my pennies together to resume filming.  A fundraiser may be on the horizon thanks to a dear friend... Stay tuned.  Nice to know that "A Wound in Time" has caught the interest of a prominent Los Angeles film distributor as they recently contacted me again and would like me to keep them updated on the film's progress. Meantime, enjoy these RAW one minute clips from what we shot in July.

Friday, September 30, 2016


Due to my Mac upgrade I haven't been able to download and directly pull screenshots from footage as I had been able to do in the past.  However, I took pics of footage as it played on my TV to have something to share...

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Mid October will have the wrap of exteriors and continuation of completing interiors.  We have to make up for the rainy Saturday.  Luckily October offers wonderful Indian Summer weather.  Can't wait to resume filming.  Still shooting to wrap filming before year's end.  However, filming throughout the Winter should wrap "A Wound in Time" early in 2017, the latest. Its all about the budget.  May be getting some helpful news soon... Fingers crossed cause, the struggle is REAL!

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Although we lost a shoot day due to rain the three days of beautiful sunshine made it an even greater joy on set!  Thanks to the cast and crew who made it happen.  The struggle is REAL! I'm back to saving my pennies for the next round of shooting and to make up that lost day...

They say pictures don't lie... Well enjoy these on set pics!

Cast and crew after wrapping a day's shoot in El Barrio

So lovely having old friends Malcolm King and Janie Braxton on set as background

The crew
4am call! A humid day in Coney Island with pal/supporter Bill Russo and AD Isabella

Me with the cast of a funny wiseguy scene! Maurizio, Steve, and Bill

After wrapping his scene Bill hung out a bit on the beach with lead actor Frankie Ramos 

Fabulous ladies!  That's Shanae, and supporting actors Wanda Colon, and Wanda Molina with me

Cast chilling before hospital scene.  That's Rita Williams and China Colston

Friends and background Gabrielle Williams and Susan Yung with Poet Laureate Jesus Papoleto who plays the "Good Samaritan"

That's our makeup artist Barbara with the cast. Abby won a speaking role during our fundraiser raffle! She did a great job!
That's Bill Barry as the pompous Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams.  He also stars as "Nelson" in my stripper play "The Grinder"

Frankie Ramos who plays the anti-hero "Tony Perez" with the ladies!
That's lead actor Anissa Smith who plays the troubled "Negra" with her "little sister", her "madrina", and her "mom"!
The "wiseguys" Maurizio and Frank

Frank and Maurizio 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


What a wonderful start to my week when I checked my mail and found that I was given a grant toward the full production of my trilogy "Women You Thought You Knew" by the Puffin Foundation.  It is my first grant ever and is a major help, because as you know... The struggle is REAL!  The check will go toward rental of a theatre for a run of 12 shows of the entire 3 plays.  Stay tuned! 

Needless to say, this was after a fabulous weekend of filming exteriors of "A Wound in Time".  There are lots of on set pics to share.  Thanks to the wonderful cast and crew for making it happen!  We will wrap all exteriors this coming weekend.

Thursday, June 2, 2016


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


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


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


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


 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 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).


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