Monday, October 11, 2021

Atlantic City Cinefest Returns After Covid Hiatus

Atlantic City Cinefest Returns After Covid Hiatus

The 14th annual Atlantic City Cinefest returns this year after skipping 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The film festival, which runs Oct. 22 and 23, screens some 30 shorts, documentaries, and feature films from New Jersey filmmakers or with a New Jersey presence. 

All films will be screened at the Residence Complex on the Atlantic City campus of Stockton University, at 3701 Boardwalk. Masks will be required. Tickets are on sale now at Tickets will also be available at the door.

Returning filmmakers from New Jersey include Mark Clauburg, Larry Rosen, CJ Cullen, board member Sebastian Foxworth, Keith Vaile, and Keith Collins. The annual panel discussion will take place between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. moderated as usual, by Ned Eckhardt, retired professor of film at Rowan University and a board member.

“This intimate film festival has been the showcase for over 300 emerging and independent filmmakers, as well as hundreds of writers, actors, critics, and producers,” said Eckhardt. “Rarely do you find so many lovers of film and storytelling in one place as you do at the Atlantic City Cinefest. What could be more fun than the Boardwalk, the casinos, and a spunky film festival on the cutting edge of independent film making.”

Mark Mazzeo of Washington Township has screened movies at the festival a couple of times and this year has two shorts and a feature film. “It’s always a fun experience and a great atmosphere. I was really disappointed when I couldn’t submit my latest films last year due to the pandemic so when I saw the festival was back this year, I was ecstatic to submit all of my recent work,” Mazzeo said.

In addition to the screenings, the after-party Friday night will be held at the Water Dog in Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Pacific Avenue, from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight. Food will be provided. Attendees must produce ticket stubs or a badge for admission.

William Sokolic, founder and board chair was glad the festival returned this year. “We missed being part of the October fabric of Atlantic City as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Think of it this way: we skipped year 13 and just went from 12 to 14,” Sokolic said.

If You Go:

Atlantic City Cinefest will be held October 22 and 23 at the Residence Complex on the Atlantic City campus of Stockton University, at 3701 Boardwalk. They are available online or at the door. To order, visit

Tickets are priced at:

Single block @ $5

All Festival @ $20

Family of filmmakers pay half price but must purchase tickets at the door.

For the schedule of films and to order tickets online, please visit

For promotional video, visit

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Atlantic City Cinefest announces a unique and exciting new virtual film contest

 Atlantic City Cinefest announces a unique and exciting new virtual film contest: TrailerFest

Requirements: Submit a Trailer for your film. Your film does NOT have to be completed.

Time Limit: 2-3 Minutes Maximum
Genre: All genres and hybrid genres are welcome
Categories: 3 (Shorts, Features, and Documentaries)
Regular Deadline: August 1
Cost to enter: $15/$10 for students
Late Deadline: September 15
Cost to enter: $20/$10 for students
Semi-finalists announced: September 30
Finalists announced: October 15
Winners announced: October 31

Submit your Trailer via Film Freeway by sending a secure link to your trailer.

Include a short SYNOPSIS of your film and the CATEGORY along with the entry.

Semi-finalists will have their trailers up loaded to the ACC YouTube Channel  and screened at the 2021 Atlantic City Cinefest

Finalists will be awarded Laurels, a Certificate, and a Screening of their completed film, if available, at the 2021 ACC Film Festival

Winners will receive Trophies, a Certificate, and a screening of their completed film if available at the 2021 ACC Film Festival

Follow TrailerFest on
ACC's website:


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Actor, Model & Singer/Songwriter Benjamin Hey! releases pandemic pop anthem..."Corona Crazy"



Entertainer Benjamin Hey! has just released his latest single Corona Crazy on #newmusicmonday.

Inspired by his frustration with Covid19, Corona Crazy is an '80 inspired pop song that gives a description to feelings of emotional instability.

Corona Crazy is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer and most music platforms internationally.

Benjamin Hey! is an actor/singer/songwriter/model based in New York City. His passion for music took him to Los Angeles where he followed long time collaborator and well known L.A. based producer Jonny On The Rocks (JOTR), who has worked with Prince and LL Cool J. He also co-produced Corona Crazy.

In 2018, Benjamin Hey! also had the honor of collaborating with Hollywood darling, Laverne Cox on her music debut, the Billboard Clubplay smash "Beat For The Gods"
He also got to co-star in Marvel's The Punisher episode Kandahar.

2019 had Benjamin emerge as a "bro-cialite," making rounds of events increasing his visibility and inspiring a new persona called "The Captain." One could catch Benjamin out and about in his signature airplane captain hat…. a look that has been captured on the red carpet by Getty Images & other sources..

2020 started off with a bang as Benjamin released a music video filmed in Paris, titled "Scene Of The Crime." That video led to further exposure and a chance meeting with a model scout. Upon his publicist's urging, Benjamin followed up and made his runway debut for Harlem Fashion Week @ New York Fashion Week 2020. The Captain wound up walking for not one...but three designers (Allan Virgo, Twisted World & Mario Miguelito)

While his plane is experiencing turbulence like most of the world, The Captain refuses to ground it...... even if he's going "Corona Crazy."

For any info or press inquiries, please contact:
Social Media: @benheyallday

Friday, June 5, 2020

A Message of Hope through the Pandemic in the Words of MrJonez

MrJonez aka Nathan Jones is one of America's most successful indie artists on the rise. As an established Hip Hop recording artist, producer, and writer, he found his niche in the Midwest growing up in Ohio in a small Midwestern town 45 minutes east of Cincinnati.  He then began to hone his craft traveling to the West Coast and back to the Midwest and East Coast. MrJonez is known as  a socially conscious rapper with emphasis on self-respect as well as respect for women, especially in his lyrical messaging. MrJonez is an established indie artist with affiliations with key affiliated DJs, PDs and music producers throughout the industry and a fan base of music lovers worldwide. MrJonez is now officially launching a national digital campaign in support of his recent album release, #Relationship Status.

#Relationship Status features original tracks written, performed, and produced by MrJonez. Songs on the project release include his notable singles "Love Letta", "Stay with Me", "Play the Fool", "Everyone Else" and "Baby Girl". In addition, MrJonez is also slated to be featured in an exclusive interview on a major U.S. radio station about his successful career as an indie artist slated to take place in 2020.

MrJonez' national digital campaign includes a roll out of digital pop up interviews and social media drops that feed into his brand as a socially conscious rapper and performing artist on a mission to bring his message to the mainstream mindset of millennials and general music lovers. His music is featured and is streaming on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, iHeartRadio and on Music Choice.

MrJonez is a hip hop recording artist on the rise of national and global recognition as an indie artist committed to real music and authenticity as a writer and music creator. He has worked in studio collaborating with other top artists in the industry. He has been featured in U.S. media on national outlets including Examiner where he has been featured on select pages with news headers including Entertainment Tonight and Ellen Degeneres news.

As a musical artist and songwriter, MrJonez has established  industry recognition as a two-time Grammy Contender. In the fall season of 2019, he became a 2020 Grammy Contender for his hit project releases, "#Relationship Status". In addition, he was featured as a Grammy Contender in the top publication for recognition in music, Billboard Magazine's Grammy Contender issue. He was featured in two issues, one with Lizzo and Lil Nas X.

In addition to #Relationship Status, his other project releases include "Addicted", "Love Letta" and other tracks  distributed globally through Jonezboy Entertainment LLC. "Addicted" represents his socially conscious track to address the subject of addiction in America and the world. According to MrJonez, he shared this about the social message of this record, "The message behind this track is to get people to wake up about addiction and to show that addiction can be anything including music. To raise awareness about this topic. It's a movement. The addicted project came about when I heard that a few people close to me and friends That I grew up with where overdosing on drugs and a few of them came through it and got another chance at life  so to speak."

From performances local to global and costarring in movies featured in multiple media outlets, MrJonez has been on the move across various areas of entertainment as a writer, performer, music producer, indie label executive and now in 2020 as a documentary film maker. He continues to innovate music, television and film with original content with his next project, a documentary film release, to be announced shortly.

"One of my main reasons why I entered into the entertainment industry is because I wanted to organize a real solid platform to share the passion of love for music. Being able to spread a more positive message so our youth can see that you can be a Hip-hop artist or an artist period, and be yourself without following the trend of what others seem to do. I wanted to create a whole new style, trend, lane, swag, and brand. To share with the rest of the world," says MrJonez, Jonezboy Entertainment LLC., Jonez Investors LLC.

MrJonez encourages everyone in America and the world to stay safe, stay healthy and stay blessed during this challenging time as communities worldwide unite to overcome the pandemic effects of Covid 19 in our global society.

For More information, please visit:
MrJonez, #Relationship Status
Snapchat/ mrjonez333

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New Thrilling Series "SCRAWL" Aiming For You In 2021

Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Gervase Peterson, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal
Starring In The New Thriller Series “SCRAWL”

Write What You Know…..
Award-Winning Team To Film In New Jersey

So, what are you afraid of? This is the simple question being asked from the new upcoming series SCRAWL. Well, we can list many things we are afraid of but what about you? 

Lets take a look, SCRAWL tells the story of a struggling writer as he battles his insecurities, mental health, and inner demons as he desperately reaches for success. A stranger presents him with a dangerous opportunity to achieve fame and fortune. He makes a pact that may turn his dreams into realities. But what will this deal do to his nightmares? 

Insecurities, Mental health, Inner demons? Would you be scared? Fame alone would scare us fortune not so much. Making pacts with dreams, deals and nightmares? Reminds us of the classic "Oh God You Devil" with the late George Burns taking deals turning them into dreams with the cost of selling yourself to the devil himself! Yes, no thank you. They say Fear can only be kept hidden away for so long. Eventually, it finds a way to crawl out of the story and into your mind. We say If Scrawl crawls into your mind this could be a must watch. Looking forward to the release in 2021.  

STARRING: Doug Bollinger ("Waltzing Anna"), Keith Collins ("The Evangelist"), Gervase Peterson ("Survivor”), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (“Asia”, ”Guns N’ Roses”), Sarah Osman (HBO Max's “Love Life”), Ankit Sharma (“Prince of Bollywood”), Christina Dollard (“Fear of My Flesh”) PRODUCED BY, Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, CINEMATOGRAPHY BY, Cory Green ("The Jersey Devil") WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY, Doug Bollinger.