Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lady Peacock Comedy Film On The Rise

Director Jana (AJ) Mattioli will be hosting the LGBTQ fundraiser for his new film "Lady Peacock." Come and support the film that combines young love, bitchy club queens, Drag competitions, angry lesbians, and that cute guys from Bones, (Eric Millegan). When Conner (Alec Seymour) first meets Gay newbie Devin (Kc Comeaux), he feels an instant attraction for him. However, soon into the relationship Conner's nemesis, the Puerto Rican drag queen, Adora (Josh Cruz; Big Gay Musical) , wants Devin all to herself. Conner soon realizes the only way to compete with a drag queen is to become a drag queen. With the help of his club friends, Conner must make it his mission to destroy Adora if he wants to win back Devin.
Get your tickets here: http://www.indiegogo.com/ladypeacockfundraiser/x/9946

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Be The Link Campaign and Zink Magazine Opening Gala

The Be The Link Campaign first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, in a visually display of influential people. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it.

AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging the immune system, HIV interferes with the body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. While there have been great strides in the prevention of HIV transmission and care of HIV infection and AIDS since AIDS was first recognized in 1981, there is no cure.

The Be The Link Campaign spreads the message online at www.be-the-link.org featuring conceptual images of participants and PSAs sending the message that the participants are not just a face in a picture but also a voice for HIV in America. The latest Be The Link news is broadcast via Twitter @bethelink1

Two years in the making, the goal of the Be The Link exhibit is to unite diverse group of influential people without separatism. AIDS does not care whether you are black or white, straight or gay, the fact remains - HIV effects everyone. The diversity of people who form the links highlights the uniqueness of this collaborative effort that shines light on advanced treatment that can help reduce the risk of AIDS.
An exhibit of photographic images will be displayed in galleries – one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, symbolically linking both coasts. The New York opening event Media Sponsored by Zink Magazine will be a lavish red carpet affair in an historic architectural facility in Tribeca on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012. Hosted by Aviva Drescher and Randy Jones. Special performances by Sarah Atereth Number 1 hit recording Artist worldwide, Sylvia Tosun Number 1 on the Billboard Club Chart with worldwide recognition and co-founder of Sea to Sun global record company. Plus Dance Billboard pop artist Cara Quici will be performing her latest single FIGHT. Spinning the evening's most delightful music mix DJ Speir From Speir TV Global music content exclusively at the New York gala to raise funds for Until There's A Cure. An opening gala will be held in Los Angeles on February 23, 2013 with location to be announced.

The event spotlights the photography of Andy Tsagaris, director and visionary of the event. Featuring some of today's most prominent figures in the world of business, entertainment, sports, and politics including: Avivia Drescher, television personality of Real Housewives of New York; Randy Jones, multi-platinum recording artist and founding member of The Village People; Project Runway Season 10 Winner Dmitry Sholokhov; Charlotte Ronson, fashion designer; Phillip Bloch, Hollywood's premier fashion stylist; Michael Bastian, fashion designer; James Mottern, screenwriter and filmmaker; Adam Sabbagh, entrepreneur, sportsman, media personality, and humanitarian; VH1's Mob Wives Carla Facciolo; celebrity stylist and television star Carson Kressley; avant-garde fashion duo The Blonds; film producer Cindy Cowan, president of Cowan Entertainment; actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister; Kate Linder star of The Young and the Restless; reality star Jessica Romano of Jerseylicious; Malan Breton Fashion designer; actress Tara Reid; David Mixner, author, political strategist, civil rights activist, and public affairs advisor; Todd Thomas, fashion designer; and Sean Stone, director, producer and son of legendary producer Oliver Stone.

The Be The Link Campaign is partners with Until There’s A Cure, a national organization since 1993 dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat the pandemic. Until There’s A Cure is committed to: funding innovative programs which promote AIDS awareness and prevention education; providing financial support for care and services for those living with AIDS; and supporting and advocating for AIDS vaccine development which offers the best hope for reducing the spread of HIV. For more information on the foundation, visit www.until.org

For more information on the campaign, including images and profiles of the participants and campaign resources, visit www.be-the-link.org or follow on Twitter @bethelink1

The Be The Link Campaign is the first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDs, visually linking 250 influential people in a voice of unity. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to highlight the need for access to HIV treatment for those who need it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Daily Film Forum.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Ehud Segev, better known as “The Mentalizer”, has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, featured on NBC’s Phenomenon and NY1 for his incredible mentalist abilities. This week, Ehud returns to New York City for a stunning one-time only show to conclude his worldwide tour. The Mentalist will demonstrate mind control, lie detection and memory recollection to bring the audience on a full-blown trip to an alternate universe.
This year, Ehud traveled Europe, Africa and Asia to share his talent with the world—to high praise and popularity. His return to Manhattan will showcase how ‘magic’ continues to live on in a very real form as he ends his tour with a mind-boggling theatrical experience. Ehud explains that, “Although I will not reveal my entire arsenal of mind tricks, audiences will walk away knowing how to perform some amazing feats of the mind themselves.” During ‘How to be a Mentalist’, Ehud will intimately guide audiences to read facial gestures for lie detection, understand memory recollection vs. “imagination”, utilize mnemonic techniques and even experience mind control techniques.
With shows like CBS’s “The Mentalist” continuing to grow in popularity, Segev hopes to embrace audiences and provide them with a unique experience that not only demonstrates seemingly “psychic” abilities, like the ones seen on the television show, but actual highly developed senses and intuition.

Full details on the show are below and tickets are still available.
HOW TO BE A MENTALIST: Presented by The Mentalizer, Ehud Segev
DATE: Thursday, November 15, 2012
TIME: 8:00PM-9:15PM EST
LOCATION: New World Stages / Stage 1
340 West 50th St. (Between 8th/9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019
WEBSITE: http://www.mentalizer.com/
TICKETS: http://www.mentalizer.com/how-to-be-a-mentalist-the-show

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Dragon Slayer’s Brush with Immortality

World Champion Body Building Icon and athletic nutritional supplement pioneer, Rich Gaspari (aka: The Dragon Slayer) will be honored on November 17, 2012 with the unveiling of his official portrait. This life-sized oil painting will adorn the new corporate headquarters of New Jersey based ‘Gaspari Nutrition’ (www.gasparinutrition.com) when construction of the new facility is complete.

Bob Bonham, owner and proprietor of ‘Strong and Shapely Gym’ (www.strong-and-shapely.com) in East Rutherford New Jersey, has privately commissioned this portrait to honor Mr. Gaspari’s commitment and contributions to the sport; particularly in his home state of New Jersey. When asked about this, Mr. Bonham offered, “Gaspari put New Jersey on the body building map twenty five years ago. He single handedly changed the look of the sport while creating an east coast Mecca for body builders. As Arnold Schwarzenegger had set the standard of the quintessential body in the 70’s, the arrival of Gaspari in the late 80’s changed that standard. Through an unparalleled understanding of nutrition and diet along with an amazing work ethic, Gaspari was the precursor to what we see on the world stage in body building today. For these contributions I thought it was time that he was recognized with a different type of trophy, one that would be more personal and that came from a fan as opposed to a panel of judges. This portrait will exist as a testament to Rich Gaspari’s achievements and will stand as an heirloom within his family for generations to come.”

World-renowned, international award winning artist Kevin Murphy, earned the commission for this monumental project. Bob explained “I became aware of Kevin’s work through artist, and common acquaintance, Richard Mog, who unknown to me at the time, worked as Kevin’s right hand man in the studio.

It’s amazing how things sometimes just work out. Until I began searching for an artist to paint the portrait, I was unaware that classical art of this extreme quality was still being created today, and in New Jersey, no less. His [Murphy] work has a feel of the old masters that is rarely available in this market, and it was just what I envisioned for the Rich Gaspari painting. There was no doubt once I saw Kevin’s work who I would commission for this important painting.” Bonham continued “It seemed only right to bring these two giants together for this project.”

The collaboration began in early September, Mr. Gaspari and artist Kevin Murphy met at The Art Academy of Hillsborough, (coined, Boro Art, www.boroart.us) in Hillsborough, NJ. The initial portrait sitting and a photo session to collect reference material, for what would eventually become the 48”x 66” oil painting, was completed at that time. “This was a wonderful opportunity for me” Kevin Murphy said, “I was a dedicated weightlifter in my late teens and twenties as well as a huge fan of Rich Gaspari through all of those years. I consider it a great honor, to be selected from all of the exceptional artists available."

In addition to the day to day running of his art school and other commissioned portrait work, Kevin Murphy had just a few weeks earlier welcomed ‘Killer Goose Films,’ (www.killergoosefilms.com) into the Academy to begin filming a documentary built around his students’ experiences at the school. However, with a major commission on the “Master’s easel,” the filming turned briefly to this project. Dale DeVino, director at Killer Goose stated “We’ve been at the Art Academy filming thejaw dropping work of the teenage students; but when we had the opportunity to document this high profile painting project from its inception, we jumped at the chance. I’m glad we did, because it has been a real experience to watch both Kevin (Murphy) and Rich (Mog) work together to bring this painting to life. I didn’t think I would be so affected by it, but it has been a vision to behold. We captured the entire painting process and will debut it at the unveiling. This experience has encouraged us to incorporate the Masters work into this documentary, a film which was originally meant to focus on his students.”

As the date of the unveiling approaches, the portrait stands nearly complete. “The painting has progressed beautifully from the initial sitting through to where we are just two weeks from delivery. Though Rich [Gaspari] sat in a bare studio for the portrait, the finished painting will depict a great many relevant adornments that were not present during the portrait sitting. It was no small task to track down reference and incorporate this imagery into the painting. Kevin further asserted, “ I am very happy with where it is currently, the image has a majesty to it that all portraits should exhibit. Portrait paintings are a form of immortality as they survive the sitter by many hundreds of years, and in that, should bare the strength of the sitter’s presence. There is still some work to be done, but we are on schedule and looking forward to the unveiling.”

The portrait unveiling will be held at:
Strong & Shapely Gym
150 Union Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ
Saturday, November 17th 2012
Opened to invited VIP guests at 1:00pm,
and to the public at 3:00 that same day.
Refreshments from ‘Muscle Maker Grill’ will be served.
For more information please feel free to contact:
Bob Bonham ssgym01@aol.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Real Housewives" Star Sonja Morgan & Broadway Stars Unite for BROADWAY AFTER DARK in NYC!

On Monday, November 5th, 2012 come celebrate Halloween a few days early with “Broadway Sings for Pride: Broadway After Dark” at the legendary Splash in New York City.  Splash amps up their usual Musical Monday’s line up to benefit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BwayPride.org).  The night, starting at 10:30pm, will consist of killer musical performances from Broadway’s best talent, sexy burlesque numbers, fierce drag queens, raffles and much more!  Cast members from Broadway’s Wicked, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, The Lion King, Hair and many more will turning up the heat!  The event is free but Broadway Sings for Pride will be accepting donations throughout the night!      

 Sonja Morgan (The Real Housewives of New York City), Adam Sank (Comedienne, NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Ryan Colby (CEO of Colby Models), Kristy Cates (Broadway's Wicked), MJ Rodriguez (Clive Barnes Award-winner, Angel in New World Stages RENT), Matt DeAngelis (Hair on Broadway, West End, National Tour),Marcus Bellamy (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Erika Amato (Off-Broadway's Signs of Life, Hairspray at the Tuscan Center for the Arts), Ashley Arcement(Grease on Broadway), Guto Bittencourt (Top 40 Hottest Guys in NY Theatre, Les Miserables: Original Brazilian Cast), Laura D'Andre (Hair National Tour, Grease: First Broadway National Tour), Matt DeAngelis (Hair on Broadway, West End, National Tour), Theresa Fowler and the Bar-Top BanditsColby Q. Lindeman (Wicked), Geo Brian Hennings (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Kyle Kleiboeker (Hairspray National Tour, RENT at Casa Mañana), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour, The Capeman at The Public), Lauren Ordair (Drag Queen Extraordinaire),Chondra L. Profit (Disney's The Lion King), Amber Rees (Hairspray National Tour), Athena Reich (Singer/TV Personality, The Curious Cook), Reymundo Santiago & Company: Reymundo Santiago (Host of HOODRAT Tuesday's!, RENT at Lake Dillon Theatre), Jake Haynie, Samonce Smith, and Jordan Fife Hunt (Paper Mill Playhouse's A Chorus Line), Lauren Zakrin (MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods), Dan Metz (Actor/Model), Greg Salmon (Actor/Model), Stephen Brotebeck (Movement coordinator for Peter and the Starcatcher), Lucas Fedele (Oklahoma at Arena Stage), Andrew Hodge (Berkshire Theatre Group’s A Chorus Line), Liz Gaspari (Senior Vice President and Director of Global Distribution for Gaspari Nutrition Inc.,Henry Ravelo (President of Six Degrees Management and PR, Co-Producer of Broadway After Dark), Neal B. (Owner of NealB.tv, Broadway Sings for Pride Founder, Co-Producer of Broadway After Dark) 

Before the show gets rolling, audience members will have a chance to meet and greet the singers.  Raffle items for the night will include: tickets to Bring It On: The Musical and Forbidden Broadway; a one-on-one drag make up session with Clive Barnes Award-winner MJ Rodriguez (Angel in New Wold Stages RENT), a one hour private one-on-one personal work out training session with Matthew J. Riordan Trouble: The Musical at the New York Musical Theater Festival), and specialty Broadway items.  Broadway After Dark is being produced by Neal B of www.NealB.tv, Henry Ravelo Six Degrees Management and PR president, and Splash.

Splash is located at 50 W 17th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)

Broadway Sings For Pride is an exciting non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song.  Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT community including  The Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.  Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride's supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum,  Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes,  Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Joy Behar (ABC's The View), singer Lance Bass ('N Sync).  For more information, visit: www.BwayPride.org or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hilarious Comedy "The Replacement" Wins At Atlantic City Cinefest

This month "The Replacement" brought home two major awards from the 2012 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jana (AJ) Mattioli brought home Best Director in a Comedy Short 15 minutes or less. Elissa Goldstein came home with Best Supporting Actress in the same category. We couldn't agree more! The Replacement is a witty comedy with a cast of Drag-Queens, bisexuals, homosexuals, and heterosexuals that will make any mainstream individual blush. 

    Without notice, Clara quits her position as The Cup’s Coffee Shop manager. This causes flamboyant waiter, Jamie, (award winner Keith CollinsThe Meat Puppet) and the Drag Queen owner Bea Reasonable (Danny Logan as Dallas Dubois; Miss Fire Island 2011), to search for her replacement. Bea soon discovers over a series of terrible interviews that The Cup’s regulars aren’t exactly manager material. When all hope appears to be lost, Josh (Bobby WalkerCoffee and a Bite) enters the shop to apply for the position. The interview goes incredibly well, and Bea believes she’s found her replacement for Clara… but in a day where nothing has gone Bea’s way, can it really be that simple? 
Within these 12 minutes you will laugh your ass off and ask for someone to rewind!! 

This comedy gem is part of an episodic mini-series titled the The Coffee Shop produced by Mattioli Productions and Jana (AJ) Mattioli. Executive Producers Steve Wolf, Robert Borneman, Joyce Borneman, Greg Jackson, and Dreamcatcher Entertainment. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Award Winners At The 2012 5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest


Rowan Award

Socially Awkward

Best Student Film


Best South Jersey Feature


Best South Jersey Short

The Guys

Best Use of Atlantic City

Murder Eleven

Best New Jersey Feature

The Meat Puppet

Best New Jersey Short

Pandora's Box

Best New Jersey Documentary

Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!

Best Ensemble cast over 30 minutes


Best Ensemble cast under 30 minutes


Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Jorge Luna, Angelo

Best Supporting Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Charles Rosenay, Kvetch

Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under

Elissa Goldstein, The Replacement

Best Supporting Actress, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Kate Berman, Kvetch

Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama, 20 minutes or under

Jimmy Brooks, Curveball

Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Rebecca Lee Lerman, Curveball

Best Supporting Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Christopher Mann, Journey of Herman Stone

Best Supporting Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Bethany Aline, Destined

Best Actor, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Idris Simon, I Am Man

Best Actor, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Bob Spillman, White Mule

Best Actor, Short Comedy 15 minutes and under

Joe Diomede, Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens

Best Actor, Short Comedy over 15 minutes

Lazarre Simckes, Kvetch

Best Actress, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Frances Fisher, Pandora's Box

Best Actress, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Sarah Robson, Between the Forest and the Field

Best Actress, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Sara Barnett, Dark Corner

Best Actress, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over

Rachel McKeon, I Don't Know, Alaska!

Best Director, Short Drama 20 minutes or under

Thomas G. Waites, Pandora's Box

Best Director, Short Drama over 20 minutes

Ben Mehlman, Between the Forest and the Field

Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Jana Mattioli, The Replacement

Best Director, Short Comedy under 15 minutes

Bob Pusateri , Dark Corner

Best Director, Short Comedy 15 minutes or over

Austin Kase, Kvetch

Best Short Drama, 20 minutes or less


Best Short Drama, over 20 minutes

White Mule

Best Short Comedy, under 15 minutes

Death, Taxes and Apple Juice

Best Short Comedy, 15 minutes or more


Best Supporting Actor, Feature Comedy

Joe Pantoliano, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Supporting Actor, Feature Drama

Jeremy Sless, Ticket to Hell

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Comedy

Jessica Clark, A Perfect Ending

Best Supporting Actress, Feature Drama

Geri Reischl, The Meat Puppet

Best Actor, Feature Drama

Chadwick Boseman, The Kill Hole

Best Actor, Feature Drama

Keith Collins, The Meat Puppet

Best Actress, Feature Drama

Julienne Irons, Murder Eleven

Best Actor, Feature Comedy

Maxwell Beer, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Actress, Feature Comedy

Barbara Niven, A Perfect Ending

Best Ultra-Short


Writer Award, Feature

Jim Klock, Murder Eleven

Writer Award, Short 20 minutes or less

Gila Zalon, Pandora's Box

Writer Award, Short over 20 minutes

Skye Dennis, The Journey of Herman Stone

Best Director, Docudrama

Tony Picciotti, The Guys

Best Director, Documentary Short

Nicole and Dean Greco, Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost!

Best Director, Documentary Feature

Travis Burroughs, Party Chasers

Best Director, Horror Short

Joel Brook, Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos

Infested Ship

Best Director, Horror Feature

Keith Vaile, Azrael

Best Director, Feature Drama

Joe Valenti, The Meat Puppet

Best Director, Feature Comedy

Tamar Halpern, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Best Docudrama


Best Documentary, Short

Line of Departure

Best Documentary, Feature


Best Horror Short

Infested Ship

Best Horror Feature

The Meat Puppet

Best Feature, Drama

The Kill Hole

Best Feature, Comedy

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Founder’s Award

Jill Barlow

Founder’s Award

Heather Colache

Friday, October 19, 2012

Side FX Breaks A Few Rules With "Man I Used to Know"

New music video climbing the charts shows a new side of Kim Cameron

Risk-taking indie band ‘Side FX’ is releasing their first music video for the album ‘Spin Me Ever After’ during their performance on Playboy’s radio program ‘Playmates Present.’ Within 24 hours, the video went viral hitting number 8 on the most viral videos and scored a number 55 on the YouTube charts. Using a single off the album ‘Man I Used to Know,’ lead singer Kim Cameron shows off her sultry side in a big way with this release with her man outfit consisting of black lacy undergarments.

Unlike some of the other Side FX music videos, the group decided to focus solely on the song’s story, shooting it in black and white, and leaving the viewers with a cliffhanger. “This is the first of a five-part series,” Cameron explains. “Like the album, the music ‘Spin Me Ever After’ videos are meant to be watched as a series.” While the group will release the videos one at a time, they are waiting to see if there is true interest in the story before sending the next one out to the Net.

Side FX is a known for pushing the limit with their musical sounds, all of which have paid off last year with 5 charting singles, 3 of which hit within the top 40 on Mediabase and Billboard. Their newest album has received glowing 5 out of 5 star reviews by numerous music critics across the country.

The music video series is referred to as a Spinning Romance, and is largely focused on Kim Cameron and her co-actor Keith Collins. Collins has appeared in numerous film, television, commercials, and national print ads. Collins received the coveted award for best actor at the 2012 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest for his work in the soon to be released film "The Meat Puppet." Collins, no stranger to the big screen has been in films along side numerous Academy & Emmy Award nominees & Winners. He has a new TV show hitting the networks titled "The Coffee Shop" and has been featured on "Sex & the City," "Guiding Light," and has had a recurring role on Fuse TV's "The F List."

While this music video is the first to be released, it is actually takes place in the middle of the Spinning Romance storyline. “I’ve always believed that songs tell a story. With this new album, the stories behind them, and using film, I can actually show people what this album is about,” explains Cameron.

The Internet version will be released on October 12th, and an extended version will be available on cable TV towards the end of the month. The film was Directed and edited by Brandon Ruckdashel (actor and cinematographer), making his directorial debut and produced by Parule –Barua from Wide-Eyed Entertainment.

Watch The Video Here

Saturday, October 6, 2012



Friday, October 12th 2012

Showboat Hotel and Casino

Orleans Room

7 p.m. An Evening with Robert Downey Sr. - $5

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

**Putney Swope (84 mins)

**For Open-Minded Mature Audiences

Saturday, October 13th 2012

1 – 9 p.m. at Dante Hall Noon to 5 pm at Carnegie Library

BLOCK 1CC - $5

12 p.m. Curiosity Killed the Cat (15 mins)

*Infested Ship (10 mins) I Don’t Know Alaska (20 mins) Kvetch (10 mins)

BLOCK 1 - $5 A Perfect Ending (90 mins)

1 p.m. *Curveball (18 mins)

Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens (15 mins)

*Expulsion (7 mins)

*Delete (7 mins)

*Socially Awkward (12 mins)

BLOCK 2 - $5 An Hour with Terence Winter, Creator of Boardwalk Empire

2 p.m. *Boardwalk Empire “Pre Screening” (60 mins)

BLOCK 3 - $5 BLOCK 2CC - $5

3 p.m. Bottled Up: The Legend of Boost (11 mins) 3 p.m. *I’m A Man (17 mins)

Between the Forest and the Field (29 mins) *Murder 11 (90 mins)

A Cod Bit My Kipper

My Apologies


*Love Struck

*Just Do It (5 movies above are total 7 mins)

Filmmakers Panel – Admission by VIP Pass or wrist band only

3 p.m. Filmmakers Panel

Terence Winter, Peter Dobson, Stefanie Ryan, Tamar Halpern

Moderated by Ned Eckhardt

BLOCK 4 - $5 An Afternoon of Family Fare from Tamar Halpern

4 p.m. Death Taxes and Apple Juice (7 mins)

Jeremy Fink (90 mins)

*Count Back from Ten (9 mins)

BLOCK 5 - $5

6 p.m. *White Mule (35 mins)

Dark Corner (15 mins)

+Pandora’s Box (20 mins)

Gamers (90 mins)

Sunday, October 14th 2012

11 - 8 p.m. at Dante Hall 11 – 6 p.m. at the Golden Nugget

BLOCK 6- $5 BLOCK 1GN - $5

11 a.m. Party Crashers (75 mins) 11 a.m. *Destined (38 mins)

8:46 (50 mins) Angelo (10 mins) The Guys (40 mins) Kiss (20 mins) *Baptism by Fire (8 mins)

Things My Father Never Taught Me (7 mins)

The Umpire (22 mins)

BLOCK 7 - $5 BLOCK 2GN - $5

2:30 p.m. Today We Saw the Face of God (68 mins)
Journey of Herman Stone (22 mins)
Line of Departure (23 mins)

The Kill Hole (93 mins)

12:30 p.m.
Azrael (105 mins)
*Ticket to Hell (90 mins)
+*The Meat Puppet (90 mins)

7 p.m. AWARDS

*For mature audiences

+World Premiere

Thursday, October 4, 2012

5th Annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest 2012

(Atlantic City, N.J.) – October 12th to 14th 2012 marks the fifth annual Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest at locations throughout Atlantic City. Features, shorts and documentaries will be screened Friday night at Showboat Atlantic City, Saturday at Dante Hall and the Carnegie Center and Sunday at Dante Hall and the Golden Nugget.

  HBO has granted permission for the Downbeach Film Festival to screen a not-yet-aired episode of season three of Boardwalk Empire at the 2012 Atlantic City Cinefest. The episode will air at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue.
  Terence Winter, the series creator, producer and head writer, will be on hand to moderate the episode with a Q&A afterwards. The cost is $5 for the screening.
  Winter, wrote The Wolf of Wall Street now filming by Martin Scorsese, will also participate in a panel on filmmaking Saturday afternoon at Dante Hall immediately following the showing of the upcoming installment about Atlantic City during Prohibition.
  In addition to Winter, veteran indie filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. will present his 1969 classic, Putney Swope, as the opening night film at Showboat Atlantic City. Downey, who also directed Hugo Pool and Greaser's Palace, among others, will speak about the film briefly before and do a Q&A afterwards. It’s an evening not to be missed, and it kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5.
  Jersey native Peter Dobson, who appeared in Forrest Gump, The Frighteners and Last Exit to Brooklyn, as well as numerous television shows, will screen his short, White Mule on Saturday night at Dante Hall. Dobson will also be on the panel.
  White Mule leads off a block of films that include two shorts, Dark Corner and Pandora’s Box, the latter based on a story from Mickey Diamond, husband of festival, board member, Harriet Diamond. The block closes with Christine Farina’s documentary, Gamers. Farina teaches at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

“The lineup of guests we have attending is second-to-none,” said Nichole Kilpatrick, vice president of Downbeach Film Festival. “This makes our fifth anniversary festival that much more meaningful.”
Revel will host the Friday night after party, and Showboat, the closing reception following the awards ceremony at Dante Hall. For more information please visit www.downbeachfilmfestival.org

Saturday, September 29, 2012

MOVIE SPOTLIGHT - "Bear City 2: The Proposal"

Bear City 2 Premiered last night in New York City. What a great movie & story a film that you can relate to no matter what your sexuality. Fresh, moving and dear to the heart, BearCity is a hirsute "Sex and the City," following the funny, romantic, and occasionally dramatic adventures of a group of bears and cubs in New York City. The sequel, BearCity 2 follows our familiar characters and a few new ones as they head to Provincetown, MA for Bear Week! Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger and Tyler to one of the most magical beach towns on earth in this romantic comedy for all.Kevin Smith, Lt. Dan Choi, Frank DiCaro, Mike Ruiz and Varla Jean Merman, lend their support to our lovable gang as they navigate through a foam party, ex‐boyfriends and 6,000 sexy men.Meanwhile, Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) as father of the groom, learns a whole new meaning to the word "Daddy!" Directed by Doug Langway starring: Gerald McCullouch, Joe Conti, Stephen Guarino, Brian Keane, Gregory Gunter, James Martinez, Alex di Dio, Aaron tone, Blake Evan Sherman, Susan Mosher, Jason Stuart. for more info please log onto, www.BearCity2.com

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"The Meat Puppet" Movie Actors Out In New York City

Keith Collins, Emilio Masella and Brandon Ruckdashel from (Co-ed Confidential) were spotted the other night at New York City hidden hotspot “Kings Cross” celebrating NY Fashion Week & Their new upcoming film “The Meat Puppet”. Masella, the former flame of Jersey Shore’s pint size star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, was overheard speaking about the famous stuffed animal he had won for her named crocodilly which has recently just appeared in Snooki’s new people magazine spread with her new bundle of joy, baby Lorenzo.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan Passes

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has recently passed. Duncan who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "The Green Mile" passed away at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday, only two months after suffering a cardiac arrest. Duncan was 54.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Film By Democracy


The votes are in: Film By Democracy’s first release is called The Halving, with all content determined entirely by fans.

Film by Democracy has handed all creative control over to the people who really matter in film – the audience. Pioneering 100% crowd-sourced filmmaking, Film by Democracy is in pre-production for its first release, a web series called The Halving. Fans are free to vote online and determine what happens when everyday, half the world’s population disappears, a premise submitted and voted on by Film by Democracy’s global community.

In developing The Halving, fans have so far voted for a sci-fi/fantasy focusing on social issues of corruption and inequality. The story will follow a group who find themselves the remaining few when the population stops disappearing. The main character is touted as “The Born Survivor” who is self-sufficient, organised and proactive.

Submissions are currently open to international filmmakers wishing to collaborate and contribute footage. Once all submissions, debate and voting is over - from genre and title to the actors and even the soundtrack - the audience will have determined every single creative aspect of The Halving.

Film by Democracy (FbD) is an ongoing experimental film project, the first to develop 100% fan-driven content. Run on people power and accessible to all, FbD strives to contest Hollywood standards and showcase more diverse stories, people and places. Aiming to foster greater innovation and championing creative risk, FbD allows fans to unleash their inner creativity, collaborate with like-minded people and express their filmic dreams.

The Halving will be Film by Democracy’s first release to be distributed online for free in 2013.

For regular updates and to join in visit www.filmbydemocracy.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Little Big Boy" To Be Released In August 2012

Little Big Boy, Kim Sønderholm’s tale of a film director working on his fourth film where things are not exactly going as planned, is after much anticipation finally being released August 21st 2012 to Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Little-Big-Boy-Stalker-Murders/dp/B0085X31AK/

Little Big Boy is, to say the least, a film like no other. It tells the story of acclaimed horror film director Jimmy Duncan, famous for his hot temper aswell as his very exploitative movies. Having witnessed the murder of his mother at the age of seven, Duncan grows up at an orphanage and as an adult works his way up in the movie industry.
Caught up in the downward spiral of his own success surrounded by movie reviewers who refuse to acknowledge his obvious talent, starlet wannabes with absolutely no talent, producers with little patience and people who will do anything and exploid anyone to become famous in an industry where you can count on noone, we follow Jimmy while working on his fourth feature film “Death Stalker”, which quickly turns into a descent into complete and utter madness as his leading lady leaves the production halfway through the shooting. This begins the insane fall of Jimmy Duncan.
All this while being haunting in his dreams by his childhood experiences.
Along the way we meet many familiar faces: Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman, April Monique Burril (Chainsaw Sally, Good Sisters), Monique Dupree (Satan Hates You, Spirit), Megan Sacco (Avantgarde), Amy Lynn Best (A Feast of Flesh, Splatter Movie), Rachel Grubb (Terror Overload, Strip Club Slasher), Brandon Slagle (Methodic, Mega Shark vs Crocosourus), David C. Hayes (Blood Moon Rising, Slices), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Stuck in the Middle), Manoush (Amelie from Montmatre, Le Petite Morte), Gry Bay (All About Anna), Melany Denise (Westbrick Murders) and realitystars/celebritymodels Katrine Poulsen and Jessica Sky and many others. The role as Jimmy’s daughter is played by teenage talent Nicolette Michaela. Furthermore it contains brief cameos by Playboy models Angelina Leigh and Nikki Magnusson.
Jimmy Duncan at his adult age is played by the director Kim Sønderholm himself, while seven year old Jimmy is played by Danish child rapper/actor Toke Lars Bjarke who recently starred in Academy Award Winner/Golden Globe Winner for best foreign film 2011, In A Better World.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

CELEBRITIES - Caught In The Act!

Katie Holmes in a posh yellow dress minus Suri & Tom being whisked into a building on Lexington Ave in NYC…Christopher Nolan getting his Hands And Footprints etched in stone at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood,CA…Demi Lovato Performing On ABC's Good Morning America in NYC…Bai Ling & Hayden Panettiere at the Olympia Exhibition Centre for London Film and Comic Con in London, UK…Keith Collins & Brandon Ruckdashel celebrating their upcoming film “The Meat Puppet” with grey goose and Cristal at Foundation Lounge in NYC…Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Front Row at Valentino for Paris Fashion at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, France…Megan Hilty of NBC's Smash at The Palazzo in Las Vegas, NV…Model Nicole Trunfio at Blue & Cream in East Hampton, NY…Sofia Vergara at the Fort of San Miguel in San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

HAPPY 4th of July

Wishing you a very happy 4th of July. From everyone here at the Daily Film Forum.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Ted" Comes Out On Top

Box office top ten

1. Ted, 1/3,239, Universal/MRC, $54.1 million.

2. Magic Mike, 1/2,930, Warner Bros., $39.2 million.

3. Brave, 2/4,164, Disney/Pixar, $34 million, $131.7 million.

4. Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, 1/2,161, $26.4 million.

5. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, 4/3,715, $11.8 million, $180 million.

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2/3,100, $6 million, $29 million.

7. Prometheus, 4/1,951, $4.9 million, $118.3 million.

8. Moonrise Kingdom, 6/854, Focus Features, $4.8 million, $18.3 million.

9. Snow White and the Huntsman, 5/2,337, $4.4 million, $145.6 million.

10. People Like Us, 1/2,055, $4.3 million.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing

After five years of marriage Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are Divorcing. Cruise and Holmes were married in 2006."This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron Passes

Nora Ephron has recently passed. Ephron a three time Oscar Nominee, Journalist, author, playwright and filmmaker, reportedly passed after a battle with leukemia. Ephron was 71.

Monday, June 25, 2012


1). meat puppet; (noun)
person(s) that have no will of their own; somebody that lets others control them. Another name for a human being, especially one who doesn't think for him/herself, has no soul and is therefore controlled by others).

Currently filming in New Jersey is this year’s new bone chilling horror/thriller “The Meat Puppet”. From the mind of Award Winning Actor Keith Collins, along with Silver Phoenix Entertainment, Valenti Vision Films and the pen of NY Emmy Award Winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”) comes a sadistic thrill fest, full of twists and turns, that is sure to give movie goers the fright of their lives.

A vain, successful playboy tortures and kills beautiful girls and uses them to make the perfect meal for his lavish dinner parties. Body parts, blood, torture, cannibalism and NO escape are a few ways to describe this clever new terrifying and psychologically damaging creep show.

“The Meat Puppet” tells the story of Andrew “Drew” Shelton who has it all – looks, money, women and an insatiable taste for human flesh. His vanity is only surpassed by his obsession with finding the perfect tasting meal and it has fueled his appetite for killing, preparing and cooking beautiful women. He throws lavish dinner parties and serves his guests his latest victim and one unlucky guest becomes the main course of his next get together. When a no-nonsense detective starts putting the pieces together, it leads to a game of cat and mouse that only increases the stakes. But is Drew the soul-less, cold-blooded killer that he appears to be? Or is he just the Meat Puppet for a more sadistic mind?

Directed by Joe Valenti (“Echelon 8”). Produced by Keith Collins. Produced & Executive Produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle and Joe Valenti. Written by Joseph & Billy Pepitone. With a well-rounded cast including many special appearances and STARRING: Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Billy Sample (“Former NY Yankee”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”), Geri Reischl (“Gunsmoke”,“The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” aka Fake Jan), Jason Prager (“Beauty and the Geek”), Billy Garcia (“Survivor”), Gary Garver (“formerly from the Howard Stern Show”), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (“Guns N Roses”), Erick Chopin (Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Keith Collins (“Stuck in the Middle”, “BIdentity Crisis”), Jamie Reed-Kovac (Fury – “American Gladiators”), April Hunter (“WCW”, "TNA"), Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”, “Mail Order Bride”),Theresa Galeani (“Cross the Line", "I am Legend”), John Fields (“A-List DJ Unique”), Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”) and Faith Stanek (“Star Trek Phase 2 Web Series”).

“The Meat Puppet”

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Human Centipede

What are your thoughts on the outrageous film "The Human Centipede" part one was just bizarre the sequel The Human Centiped II (Full Sequence) was just sickly gross and creepy part played by new-comer Laurence R. Harvey. Now from the mind of Tom Six is soon to come part three. Do we even need a part three? Where do you go with this project after the first two.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

G.I Joe: Retaliation moved to 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be moving from June 29th, 2012 release to March 29th, 2013in order to make some room for a 3D conversion.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Minka Kelly In The Butler

Lee Daniels upcoming film The Butler star may be Friday night lights alum Minka Kelly joining a huge cast already signed on including a few Lee Daniels veterans like Oprah, who co-produced Daniels's Precious

Saturday, June 16, 2012

SING FOR PRIDE at One-Night-Only NYC Benefit!

Broadway joins Chaz Bono, Carla Hall,
Miss New York 2011 and more to
SING FOR PRIDE at One-Night-Only NYC Benefit

Celebrities, activists, and over 15 members of the Broadway community will come together in Manhattan for a special one-night-only benefit concert, which includes pre-show reception at starting at 6:00pm. The pre-show reception will feature DJ Jimmy Prada (http://www.jimmyprada.com/). For a preview of the show, please watch the Danny Jordon-directed video: http://tinyurl.com/7kmum63.

Broadway Sings for Pride’s Second Annual Gay Pride Concert will feature rousing songs from Broadway and pop, as well as feature stories of LGBT pride as told by celebrities, activists and the TADA! Youth Theater. The event will be held at the Mainstage Theatre on 42nd Street in New York City on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7pm. The concert will benefit the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City and Broadway Sings for Pride.

For more tickets and information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/7rkfzym. Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212 279-4200, Noon to 8pm Daily. More information can also be found at http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.

Guest speakers scheduled to appear include activist and Dancing with the Stars competitor Chaz Bono, The Chew's Carla Hall, Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, Project Runway's Chris March, Celebrity Photographer and A-List cast member Mike Ruiz, The Closer's Phillip P. Keene, VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy Laverne Cox, All My Children’s Christina Bennett Lind, Mr. Gay World USA Tennessee Vincent Leggett, the Imperial Court of New York’s Emperor Ritz Kraka, Empress Witti Repartee & President Gary Cosgrove, The Advocate’s "Forty People Under 40 to Look Out For” AJ Mattioli and OUT 100 honoree & activist James Neiley.

The concert will also feature the talents of American Idol Finalist Anthony Fedorov, Bones star Eric Millegan, Dani Atkinson (America's Got Talent), Guto Bittencourt (Original Brazilian cast of Les Miserables), Chris Brick (Seussical National Tour), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Theresa Fowler (Oliver! 1st National Tour), Diego Funes (De Funes Dance), Elissa Goldstein (An Affirmative Act), Andre' Jordan (Shrek The Musical), Kyle Kleiboeker (Hairspray National Tour), Mary Lahti (Three Sisters), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific, Avenue Q), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s The Fantasticks), Aaron J. Libby (APAC's The Human Comedy), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour, The Capeman at The Public), Renee Marino (West Side Story), Rebecca McBee (Junie B. Jones National Tour), Michael Munoz (Naked Boys Singing), Christine Nolan (Hair), Garry Novikoff (A Normal Life), Athena Reich (Recording Artist), T. Oliver Reid (Sister Act), Max Rhyser (Chaser), Matthew Riordan (Signature Theatre’s Trouble), Angelo Rios (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Fred Ross (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), LaQuet Sharnell (Lysistrata Jones), Adam Shapiro (Zorro The Musical International Tour), Marisha Wallace (The Book of Morman National Tour, Sistas The Musical), What's The Benefit? inc. (Molly C. Blau, Paul Daniel Cloeter, Nicco Franklin) and TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble.

Neal B of www.NealB.tv will co-produce the event with Jim Lahti, in association with Artists Proof Productions. Jim Lahti also will serve as the musical director/arranger and pianist. He will be joined by John Benthalon on acoustic and electric guitar, David Silliman on percussion and Ritt Henn on bass guitar. The technical director is Dwight Schneider.

Broadway Sings For Pride is a non-for-profit organization which brings together Broadway talent and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Launched in June 2011, we have received support from Carol Channing, Bebe Newirth, Joy Behar, Colman Domingo, Megan Hilty, Lance Bass, Johnny Weir, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dee Snider, The Real Housewives of NY and many others! Broadway Sings for Pride is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Broadway Sings for Pride must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax­ deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please visit us on the web at: http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, providing academic enrichment & job readiness programming, health & wellness services, arts & culture programming, hot meals and clean clothes. HMI provides a safe space where LGBTQ youth can express themselves, interact with a community of their peers and access resources to help them achieve their full potential. HMI serves more than 2,500 young people annually from more than 350 zip codes.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world. Every week, 6,000 people visit the Center, and more than 300 groups meet here. They provide groundbreaking social service, public policy, educational and cultural/recreational programs. They also serve as an incubator for grassroots groups that meet here such as the AIDS activist group ACT UP and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the principal organization combating homophobia and stereotyping of gays in the media.

The Mainstage Theater is located in Manhattan at 416 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue. For more tickets and information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/7rkfzym. Ticketing services provided by Ticket Central, 212 279-4200, Noon to 8pm Daily. More information can also be found at http://www.bwaypride.org/ or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.