FILM PREMIERE: “Making The Day” premieres at the Village East Cinema in New York on April 8
Making The Day, a heartwarming and hilarious feature film starring Steven Randazzo and Juliette Bennett, will have its New York premiere at the Village East Cinema on April 8
— Frank Marshall, Producer and Co-Founder, Amblin Entertainment
NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, March 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Presented by MCM Creative and directed by Michael Canzoniero (Wedding Bros, Don Peyote), Making The Day is the story of a has- been (Randazzo) trying to complete a movie honoring his dead wife when divine intervention leads him to a free-spirited actress (Bennett) who just might be his perfect lead. The film perfectly captures the community spirit of New Yorkers coming together to help each other through difficult times.
When the Making The Day trailer was originally released, it garnered incredibly positive buzz. Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD1-VLKgpg4
The film will open to the public April 8-22, 2022 at the Village East Cinema, located at 181-189 Second Avenue in New York City. Interested media wishing to interview the director and cast contact Workhouse CEO Adam Nelson via [email protected]
TRUE STORY! Art imitates life in this truly charming and quirky film about making a movie, chasing your dream, and never giving up. In the case of Making The Day, the inspiration behind the film’s narrative was provided by lead actor Steven Randazzo’s real-life struggle with underground film financiers “coming after him” for an incomplete film when the film was in production. During the filmmaking process, Michael Canzoniero, the film’s director, used a narrative/documentary hybrid process called “organic cinema”, where elements of the actors’ real lives were incorporated into a heavily improvised shoot.
Starring Steven Randazzo (Awakenings, Mighty Aphrodite, The Night of) and Juliette Bennett (The Nth Ward, Don Peyote, Las Vegas), the ensemble cast includes some of New York’s most talented actors, including the winner by Tony Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Goldbergs), Dominic Fumusa (13 Hours, Nurse Jackie, Homeland), Ali Marsh (Rabbit Hole Bull, The Affair), Natalie Knepp (A Joyous Christmas, Sam, The Good Wife), Nicole Ansari (Son of The South, Remember Me, Side Effects), Sondra James (The Joker, Late Night with Stephen Colbert) Christian Campbell, (Reefer Madness: The Musical, Trick, True Detective) America Olivio (Chicago PH, Blue Bloods, Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation) Ilana Levine (Friends with Kids, Failure to Launch, The Nanny Diaries) Dwayne Hill (Mean Girls, Peg + Cat, Atomic Betty), Craig Geraghty (Ray Donovan, Iron Fist, The Many Saints of Newark) Ray Iannicelli (Joker, Annie, Madam Secretary) and Timothy “Speed” Levitch (The Cruise, Up-to-Speed, High M interview). The film also features model Kira Dikhtyar and several notable New York comedians.
Making The Day was produced by Ellyn Vander Wyden, Tim Dorsch and Francesco Ros and edited by Michael Berenbaum (Sex and the City, The Americans, Barton Fink and Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez.) The screenplay was co-written by Michael Berenbaum and Michel Canzoniero. The film features an original score by Peter Nashel (Me, Tonya, Marco Polo) and an original song by composer Gabriel Berenbaum. For more visit, https://www.makingthedaymovie.com
I thought the movie was terrific, very funny, heartwarming, and in some cases too true. The cast was wonderful, especially Juliette, and it’s well directed.” – Frank Marshall, Co-Founder, Amblin Entertainment and Kennedy/Marshall Company and Producer (Indiana Jones, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Signs, Jason Bourne, Jurassic World).
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
I believe that the chemistry between the main actors is the most critical element of a quality film. I’m thinking of DeNiro and Grodin in Midnight Run, Benigni and Waits in Down by Law, or Lopez and Clooney in Out of Sight.
“The magic of the movie’s ending only happens because of the journey these two went through in the pressure cooker trying to make a movie together.”
If that lead actor dynamic is combustible, if that pairing can create sparks, there is on-screen magic that all the big-budget CGIs in the world can’t match. So in the case of Making the Day, my co-writer Michael Berenbaum and I started not with a script but with an attempt to “organically” build a story around the hysterical energy we discovered between Steve Randazzo and Juliette Bennett in some of our early workshop exercises. For us, their performances were like gasoline and tinder in almost every scene: Steve is a totally grounded, downcast, desperate everyday guy, while she’s a top with almost manic energy. , with an innocent optimism that is both infectious and comical. The magic of the movie’s ending only happens because of the journey these two went through in the pressure cooker trying to make a movie together. After all the laughs the movie provides, I still get a lump in my throat every time I watch that last sequence play out. —Michael Canzoniero, Director, Making The Day
The Village East Cinema is located in one of New York’s last remaining Yiddish theater buildings, a designated New York City landmark; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main auditorium seats 1,200 people and there are four smaller screening rooms in the basement, each seating less than 200 people, and two other screens in the old backstage area which show a mix of Hollywood productions and independent films. Tickets can be purchased at the Village East Cinema box office or at Fandango.
Make the day EPK
MCM Creative is a full-service production and post-production company with over twenty years of experience in the New York market. MCM Creative produces and shoots stories, documentaries, live shows, music videos and interviews. They are known for their feature films: Don Peyote, Wedding Bros and the award-winning documentary Shelter Island. MCM Creative is represented by Authentic Talent and Literary Management. For more information visit https://www.mcmcreativeproductions.com
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