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...

Monday, April 20, 2015

MORE POSTERS!!!!!!!

I have resumed playing with the new App...
Nurse Dee and Dr. Russo in A Wound in Time

Jay the restaurant owner in A Wound in Time

The Congero in A Wound in Time


Sunday, April 19, 2015

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY, THE CHARACTER DOMENIC VICO... SHALL WE ADD PRODUCER TO THE LIST?

Happy to announce criminal attorney Gerard Marrone, who plays the role of East Harlem boss Domenic Vico, in the role of Producer on the production.  He may not be a "boss" in real life but he has the connections to get it DONE!  Grazie millie Gerard!


WELCOME JASON!

Happy to welcome Celebrity Chef's Jason Zukas in the role of Italian restaurant owner "Jay"!  So lucky to have him on set for good eating!  Grazie Jason!



Friday, April 17, 2015

CLOSING IN ON A DATE FOR OUR OLD SKOOL BASH AND BON VOYAGE PARTY!

The lovely Michelle Lamelza, who plays Barbara Vico in "A Wound in Time", and played "Diamond" the stripper past her prime in one of the plays in my tirlogy, "The Grinder" is off to Moscow for some serious acting instruction in late May.  Therefore, it is only fitting that our fundraiser double as a Bon Voyage party for Michelle. She will return in July to resume filming her scenes.  So excited for her, as I am a Stanislavski trained actor.  She's in for a REAL treat!
Michelle Lamelza

Friday, April 10, 2015

ADDICTED TO THIS PHOTO APP! MAMA'S GOT A NEW TOY!

I love creating.  Now I have a new obsession...
Anissa Smith as Negra 

Gerard Marrone as Domenic, Anthony Lofaso as Moe, Steve DeVito as Charlie Big Balls, and Santi Rodriguez as Santini

Wanda Colon as Iya Carmen

Irma Cadiz as Lourdes

Rock Jones as Chee Chee

Monday, April 6, 2015

LETTING THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG! ANOTHER SCREENPLAY?

Yes.  After I produced and directed my Creole historical drama, back in 2012, I adapted it into a screenplay, as well.  I am now pondering producing it as a feature or a mini series after "A Wound in Time".  Photo credited to the late Richard Somerville.







MUCHO CALIENTE!

Ahhhh the beach!  Can Summer be near?  But who needs Summer when this couple turns up the heat with sensual SALSA! Enjoy!

A SCOUTING WE WILL GO!!!!!

Enjoyed scouting with my LP, Fabian, Saturday night.  Scouting always seems to include food and libation.  An enjoyable evening at work! We'll be gearing up soon for production. FINALLY!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

POSTER HEAVEN!

Been going wild with this new app!  I still have no idea what the FINAL poster for the film will be...




Friday, March 27, 2015

HAVING FUN WITH POSTERS!

Anissa Smith as Negra Centron and Frankie Ramos as Tony Perez will sizzle on screen! Two very different people who don't like each other... Can they fight chemistry?



Sunday, March 22, 2015

SPANISH HARLEM FLAVA!

SPANISH HARLEM FLAVA!

My Line Producer, Fabian Zarta, and I were out scouting up in Spanish Harlem last night.  It turned into a night of Salsa and Merengue!
Fabian and Me

Monday, March 16, 2015

WELCOME JOSEPHINE PIZZINO AND BERT LEE!

So happy to welcome Josephine Pizzino and Bert Lee additions to my amazing cast!  Josephine takes on the dual roles of the Sutton Place socialite, "Mrs. Isenstat", and the sweet mom of wiseguy Domenic Vico and Bobby Vico, "Mama Vico".  Bert takes on the role of the financier husband, "Mr. Isenstat", playing opposite his real life love, Josephine! Love it!  


Josephine Pizzino as "Mrs. Isenstat"
Josephine Pizzino as "Mama Vico"

Bert Lee as "Mr. Isenstat"

Friday, March 13, 2015

MEET DOMENIC VICO AND HIS CREW...

Gerard Marrone as "Domenic Vico"

Steve DeVito as "Charlie Big Balls"
Anthony Lofaso as "Moe"

Santini Rodriguez as "Santini"


WELCOMING ZELLEE JONES AND FABIAN ZARTA TO THE TEAM!

Zellee Jones joins the team as Assistant Director and Fabian Zarta as Line Producer! Both have extensive backgrounds in film and TV production.  Welcome guys!

Fabian Zarta is Line Producer

Zellee Jones as Assistant Director

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CAST MEMBERS GUEST ON AC LOWE SHOW

So much fun hanging with old friends Anthony Lofaso and Bill Russo on Anthony's radio show, "The AC Lowe Show", last night.  Cast members Tina Moore, who is cast to play the eccentric mom, "Millie Centron", in "A Wound in Time", and who recently made her stage debut in the last play of my trilogy, "Wild Child" in the role of the Afro-Chinese aunt from the Bahamas, "Aunt Muriel"; Stacey Griffin, who starred as the bourgis, "Clinton Williams", in the Off Broadway production and who will reprise the role in the film of "A Wound in Time"; and Jan Mizushima, who played the role of ,"Aunt Carol", in the last play of my trilogy, "Wild Child", joined me on the show.  Take a look at the pics!  You can listen to the show in archive at:AC LOWE SHOW 2/23 AT CITYWORLD RADIO


Bill Russo, Tina Moore, Jan Mizushima, Stacey Griffin and host with the most
Anthony Lofaso

Jan Mizushima, Stacey Griffin, and host Anthony Lofaso

Jan, Stacey, and Anthony

Tina, Jan, Stacey, and Anthony

Stephanie Lynn Wilson, Bill Russo, and Tina Moore

Schmoozin' with Stephanie Lynn Wilson (me), Bill and Tina

Me spillin' the beans as Bill gives a suspicious glance... LOL

Sound engineer Cee looks scared with host Anthony Lofaso


Bill and Jan

Thursday, February 5, 2015

WORKING HARD TO BRING ART TO THE SCREEN!

What a lovely day spending time with the DP of "A Wound in Time" working on the shot list, and then later meeting with some of the cast to hand out daily sides.  It was a long but productive and very pleasant day!
DP Nicola Raggi and I hard at work

Friday, January 30, 2015

A LITTLE SUMPTIN' TO WET YOUR WHISTLE

I have just added the synopsis on IMDb.  Click the link for juicy tidbits... THE SYNOPSIS

ANTHONY LOFASO JOINS THE CAST!

So happy to announce that good friend, and a lovely man Anthony Lofaso joins the cast in the role as one of Domenic Vico's crew members, "Moe".  
Anthony Lofaso as "Moe"

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SENSUAL... SOULFUL... MUSIC...

My Facebook friend, the lovely Nina, is on this track.  I had no idea... MUCHO CALENTE!

AN EXAMPLE OF THE SENSUALITY THAT WILL BE SEEN ON THE SCREEN

There used to be such an intensity, and sensuality in the inner city of New York.  I experienced it growing up in the South Bronx and later living in Spanish Harlem.  Among the grit and gloom there was joy, beauty, and sensuality...  It is my ultimate goal to capture it and share it on the screen through the characters, the music, and the art of cinematography!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HE'S BACK!

So happy that Santi Rodriguez has agreed to come on board in the featured role as member of mob boss Domenic Vico's crew, "Santini".  He played a very convincing part in the role of wiseguy impresario "Sammy G" in play #2 of my trilogy, "Silk Stockings and a Bible", set in the Swing Era.  He's got that "boss" swag!  Welcome Santi!


Monday, January 26, 2015

SHOOT DAY 1 COMING UP!

Meeting next week with those cast members who have scenes coming up.  We'll discuss their characters and they'll have the scenes in enough time to memorize before we begin rehearsals.  If we begin filming before our fundraising Old Skool Bash we'll have footage to show our guests.  They'll be lots of cool scenes to make for a very hot trailer!
Spanish Harlem
Italian Harlem

Saturday, January 24, 2015

PRE-PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN!!!!!!!!!!

Cinematographer Nicola Raggi and I tediously went over the script of "A Wound in Time" and discussed the look of each scene.  It was a joy to have such a nice flow during the collaboration process.  We'll continue going through the script and then hit the streets to scout.  I'll be meeting with cast members who are scheduled for Shoot Day 1 to discuss their characters and give them their scenes.

Nico busy gettin' it done!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ROCK JONES TO ROCK AS "CHEE CHEE"!

Welcoming Rock Jones who will take on the role of the gay loquacious, fun loving, freelance photographer, fashionisto, and "take no mess" "Chee Chee" in "A Wound In Time".  Rock has numerous credits as a model, and actor of both stage and film.
Rock Jones as "take no mess" "Chee Chee"
Rock Jones