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 a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Monday, December 22, 2014

FEATURED ROLES GALORE!!! WELCOME!

There are lots of featured roles in the film version of "A Wound In Time".  I will be introducing many as the roles become filled.  There will also be a featured role or two offered as a prize in our 1990's Old Skool Bash!  Introducing...



"G" as the " Harlem Cabby"

FILM! BUT WHERE ARE THE LABS?

It was not hard to be convinced by my Cinematographer to shoot, in the ever disappearing film medium, for the sake of artistic value.  For I am TOTALLY about creating a film that tells the story in an artistic way... A film that is remembered by its capture of textures, shadows, depth, and beauty.  Film provides the freedom for the camera to tell the story in a multitude of ways... Unfortunately, my research is showing the demise of film labs in the area.  We may have to resort to the cheaper, and simpler digital medium...  It will still be a memorable with with its complex characters, and intense story, and with the artistic genius of the DP it will still be beautiful to see.

EL BARRIO FLAVA!

I had a wonderful time uptown in Spanish Harlem Saturday given by the Caribbean Cultural Center for the launch of their new app. There was food and great entertainment that represented the soul and vibrancy of Old Skool Spanish Harlem.  I plan on capturing the excitement of both communities in East Harlem; Spanish and Italian.  Check out this video from the evening! Enjoy!
Los Plenaros de la 21 is the premier music group of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena music in the U.S. 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

MOVING RIGHT ALONG!

Yay! I beat the deadline I set for proofing and updating edits of the screenplay.  It is DONE!  I will send the SHOOT SCHEDULE for DAY ONE to the cast right after Christmas.  Going to scout and film locations this weekend after the rehearsal of the last play in my trilogy, "Wild Child".  I am also in the process of planning a big Old Skool Bash a la early 1990's! Stay tune...
 Old Skool Style...

Monday, December 15, 2014

SURPRISES ARE COMING!

Stay tuned for upcoming juicy announcements regarding cast and crew as we get closer, and closer to pre-production.  Shoot Schedule, Breakdown, Shot List all ready for ACTION!!!!!!!!

CHINA COLSTON OF STAGE AND FILM!

The lovely China L Colston, who takes over the lead role of Swing Era chorus girl "Fannie", in the full production of "Silk Stockings and a Bible", play #2 of my trilogy, also will be featured as the distraught mother "Mrs. Jimenez",in the supernatural mystery thriller indie feature, "A Wound In Time."
China Colston as Mrs. Jimenez in "A Wound In Time"

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

GRAZIE MILLE BILL RUSSO AND DELILAH LLOYD!!!

So appreciative of the ongoing support of the fabulous Bill Russo and Delilah Lloyed!  Grazie mille for their recent donation to the production of my feature film, "A Wound In Time", in which they are also slated to play the featured roles of "Dr. Russo" and "Nurse Dee", respectfully.  Bill is also a Co-Producer of the workshop production of two of the plays in my trilogy, "Women You Thought You Knew", in which he has a role in one of the plays titled, "The Grinder, as strip club owner "Lou".  Delilah is Co-Producer of  3rd play in the trilogy, "Wild Child".  She has also attended almost every one of my plays.  They both are truly Patrons of the Arts!
Bill Russo
Delilah Lloyd

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

CHRISTINA LABOY MAKES FILM DEBUT AS "MARTA"!

Happy to announce Christina Laboy in the featured role of "Marta", the fun loving housekeeper of the wealthy Mrs. Isenstat.  Christina was one of the actors in the staged reading of the screenplay of , "A Wound In Time", back in 2010.  As promised, hoping to have many who have participated in the readings of the screenplay, and performances of the stage play to appear in cameos and featured background (where acceptable).
Christina Laboy as "Marta"

RALPH HOPKINS AS THE CHARMING CIGAR SMOKING CUBANO, RUBEN CENTRON!

Happy to announce the debonair Ralph Hopkins in the featured role of the cigar smoking Cubano, "Ruben Centron".  He is the husband of the eccentric "Millie" and the father of "Negra".  Millie describes his electric smile as "a big Chango smile"... It was the smile that won her heart.



The magnetic Ralph Hopkins as Ruben Centron

Monday, December 1, 2014

HEY T!!!

Wishing well the lovely T Valada-Viars, who played the cantankerous mother "Carlotta" in my play "The Grinder", and hoping she will be available to take on the role of the wealthy wife of a corporate big, "Mrs. Isenstat" of Sutton Place, who seeks the counsel of the Santeria priestess "Iya Carmen" concerning her husband's financial dealings.  Be well lady!