JUST ANNOUNCED: Hey gang, Check out the new 3-minute promo video we did for CCS FUNDRAISING, one of the most comprehensive and widely recommended fund-raising management firms in the world: Shot by Jersey Flix's go-to DP TOMMY ROME and including a beautiful score by composer MICHAEL VALENTINO! Enjoy!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix is teaming up with ENEW Films to produce: CORTACA: THE MOVIE, a sports documentary in the vein of HBO's NFL's Hard Knocks about the passionate dedication of non-scholarship, non-NFL-bound college football players!
Complete with player/coach interviews, alumni stories, Cortaca game clips through the decades, and a detailed investigation into the minds, hearts, and motivation behind the country's true student athletes, Cortaca: The Movie promises to celebrate the intensity of NCAA Division III football and bring national attention to the "Biggest Little Game in the Nation."
Award-winning writer/director Michael Miceli, award-winning composer Michael Valentino, and documentary specialist Eric Newman bring to the center stage in-depth coverage of both teams' preparation during Cortaca week, culminating in HD coverage of the big game - Shot, edited, and produced by a six-time Emmy-winning production team along with Jersey Flix & ENEW Films!
A behind the scenes look at the making of "Damaged Goods". Shot during a 5 day shoot in December of 2012, it documents writer/director Michael Miceli as he works with the Jersey Flix cast & crew to bring his vision from the pages of his script to the big screen. Shot and edited by Rob Miceli. Featuring Michael F McGuirk, Lainie Ventura, Shawna Sutherland, Bari Hyman, and more!
Hey everyone! Are you just dying to see DAMAGED GOODS one more time? Well, you're in luck! Jersey Flix is proud to announce that Damaged Goods is an OFFICIAL SELECTION in the 2013 Bergenfield Film Festival!! So stop by Clearview Cinemas in Bergenfield, NJ this Thursday May 2nd at 6:00PM to laugh your tushes off one more time!! =D
Kudos to Jersey Flix composer Michael Valentino on being cast as Enrique, the cowardly jewelry store owner in Left/Right Productions new documentary series: INSIDE THE AMERICAN MOB, which is set to premiere this July on National Geographic! Way to go, Val!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Michael Miceli has just been notified that he will be receiving the "Aloha Accolade" Award at the Honolulu Film Awards next month for his script, BESA!
Hey everyone, check out the 60-second spot for the upcoming 16-minute interview Jersey Flix has produced: INTERCESSION & ROAD TO RECOVERY.
Intercession, the new book by author Louis Romano deals with the issue of sexually abused children. John Deegan, the main character in Romano's work of fiction was abused as a child. He becomes a serial killer to focus the world's attention on the plight of abuse victims.
Stay tuned for the full somber, gripping interview soon.
~Jersey Flix Team
JUST ANNOUNCED: Check out the latest Jersey Flix commercial for the web-based business-to-business barter program: HUDSON BARTER EXCHANGE directed by MICHAEL MICELI!
Special shout outs to the acting chops of the super-talented and beautiful CLAIR NATALE and cameo performances by Jersey Flix's own DP TOMMY ROME as the attractive dentist and composer MICHAEL VALENTINO as the satisfied southern patient!
Hey everyone! Come hang out with the cast and crew of Jersey Flix and see DAMAGED GOODS in Asbury Park, NJ this weekend at the 11th Annual GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL!!!
This star-studded event is set to be filled with great photos, great laughs, and most of all, great films.
Special shout out to Jersey Flix pal Barry Markowitz ASC and his film GOOD MEN starring Ed Asner to be a featured GSSF short at the Paramount Theatre tomorrow night!
See you at the shore tomorrow!
~Jersey Flix Team
JUST ANNOUNCED: Hey everyone! Damaged Goods has just been accepted into the 11th Annual GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL in historic Asbury Park, NJ April 4-7th! The event will kick off with a gala cocktail party, expert panel Q &A sessions with top industry pros from film and television along with the celebrity attended awards ceremony. Click on the link below for the details! Congrats again to the ultra-talented cast & crew for making this film go the distance! See you at the shore! =)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Script Pipeline's 2012 First Look Project has awarded Michael Miceli with the "BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY" award for his latest script, BESA, co-written with Delson Armstrong & based on the book by Louis Romano! Miceli will be meeting with BenderSpink Pictures (A History of Violence, The Butterfly Effect, The Ring) to discuss a possible production deal! Way to go, Mike!!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Proud to announce that Jersey Flix's go-to composer Michael Valentino has been selected to be a featured artist on the New MySpace! Good luck at the promo shoot in NYC, Val!
JUST ANNOUNCED: BARI HYMAN wins the GRAND PRIZE for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS at the CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS for her role as "MOM" in DAMAGED GOODS!! Award Ceremony will take place at the beautiful Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA January 26th, 2013. Special thanks to the cast and crew for making this happen for her...and us!!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix is proud to announce that Damaged Goods has won The Silver Trophy Award for Best Short Film at the 2012 Oregon Film Awards! Congrats everyone! =)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Michael Miceli's newest screenplay BESA won "BEST SCRIPT" at the 2012 NY/LA International Film Festival today! The script was adapted from the novel of the same name by author Louis Romano and is currently being shopped in Hollywood and international markets! Congrats, Mike!!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Damaged Goods has just been chosen as an Official Selection in the 2012 Best Actors (in a) Film Festival in San Francisco taking place October 18-20th!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Damaged Goods has just received an Honorable Mention for "Best Short Film" at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards! Whoo Hoo!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Damaged Goods is an official selection at the Teaneck International Film Festival this November! Check out the article here for the details! =)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix is teaming up with LoveBar Productions to produce THE SITTER, a new comedy short film written by Indiefest Chicago Screenplay Competition-winner Jennifer Harrison! The film will be co-directed by Michael Miceli and Jennifer, and starring Lainie Ventura with original music composed by Michael Valentino. The film is slated to begin production Spring 2013!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix Productions has just received word from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science that our comedy short: DAMAGED GOODS is now officially one of the films in consideration for Best Live Action Short Film at next year's Oscars!
Check out this article from The Teaneck Patch about the beginnings and achievements of Jersey Flix's Michael Miceli and Michael Valentino! Click here to read the article! =)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix is proud to announce that Michael Valentino's comedic, yet emotional piano-driven score for Damaged Goods is now available through iTunes, CDbaby, and Amazon.com! Click here for the details! =)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Valentino Studios is proud to announce that the score for DAMAGED GOODS will be released March 28th, 2012 and available for purchase through CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon.com!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix Productions is proud to release the official trailer for our new comedy short: DAMAGED GOODS! Join us on April 5th, 2012 as we roll out the red carpet for the world premiere for this hysterical film at the Warner Quad Cinema in Ridgewood, NJ! Join us for cocktails before the show and for the after party to follow, at local hot spots The Office and Blend. Doors open at 5pm, film begins at 7pm, and the after party starts at 9pm!
From all of us here at Jersey Flix, we like to thank everyone who donated, supported, and believed in this project from the start. We could have never done it without you! As promised, we will make you laugh until you cry with this incredible cast, crew, writing, and of course, movie magic...SEE YOU AT THE PREMIERE!!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Principal Photography has officially ended for Damaged Goods!!! We've managed to shoot some of the funniest scenes in recent memory and we're all so excited to start to piece this magic together for the silver screen! Now, it's on to Post-Production!!!
Our Kickstarter pledge has now officially ended and we're proud to announce that we've met our goal and managed to raise over 9,000!!! =) From everyone at Jersey Flix Productions, thank you so much for making our dreams come one step closer to reality!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Michael Miceli's script for Damaged Goods has won BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY at the LA Comedy Festival!!! That marks the 3rd award that just the script alone has won! Just think of how great the movie is going to be! Congrats Mike! =)
Attending the NYIFF Awards Ceremony at MARQUEE NYC to accept our award for BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM for Honored! Then it's off to California on Sunday for the 10th Annual LA Comedy Festival at the ACME Comedy Theatre in LA for our nomination for Best Short Screenplay: Damaged Goods! Wish us luck! Woo-Hoo!
BREAKING NEWS: Michael Miceli's script for Damaged Goods has made it into the Finals of the 10th Annual LA Comedy Festival Screenplay Competition! Winners of this competition will be announced on November 20th, 2011 at the ACME Comedy Theatre in LA...Ceremony starts at 7PM! Good Luck Mike!!!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Michael Miceli and Michael Valentino's comedy pilot TENURE wins big at the 2011 LASCREENPLAY Competition! Miceli and Valentino's script came in 3rd place in the best teleplay category! The boys partied into the night at the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd in LA on October 20th and saw the sunrise at Liza's! (not Minnelli) Congrats guys!!!
Jersey Flix's own Michael Miceil and Michael Valentino have made it into the semi-finals of the LA SCREENPLAY International Screenwriting Competition for their sitcom comedy pilot: Tenure! The top 5 winners of this competition will be announced and honored at the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 20th 2011 at the Roosevelt Hotel: Los Angeles, CA! Cocktail hour starts at 8pm! Keep your fingers crossed!
Check out JerseyFlix's own Michael Valentino on Jango.com, a free, online music radio station!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Jersey Flix is pround to announce that Michael Miceli has won Honorable Mention for BEST SCRIPT in the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards for his writing of: A Life Relented! Congrats Mike!
JUST ANNOUNCED: The screenplay for Damaged Goods has just won Honorable Mention for BEST SCRIPT in the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards! We can't wait to start shooting this puppy and bring it to life! December is approaching fast!
JUST ANNOUNCED: JerseyFlix is proud to announce that principal photography for Damaged Goods is set to begin in December 2011! We are also proud to announce that 3-time Emmy Award-Winner Brian Schulz is on board as Director of Photography!
JUST ANNOUNCED: The screenplay for Damaged Goods has just won Honorable Mention for BEST SCRIPT in the 2011 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival! We can't wait to start shooting this one! Details to follow shortly!
Pre Production has officially begun for the live action short film: Damaged Goods written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Miceli! To be released through Jersey Flix LLC.
Michael Valentino's Dreams of Escape grabs the Runners Up placement in the Vh-1 Save The Music Foundation promoting "Song of the Year" International Songwriting Competition!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Dreams of Escape has reached No. 4 on CDBaby's Ambient New Age Top Seller's Page! Yes, there are more than 4 Ambient, New Age artists in the world!
Just Announced: HONORED - WINNER - NY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shout outs to Ving Rhames and Steve Guttenberg for their BEST ACTOR awards too! Should be a blast in the fall at the awards ceremony! Stay tuned for more details!
Michael Valentino's Dreams of Escape is now available through iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.com! Check out MichaelValentino.com for the details!
Honored just won another Honorable Mention. This time from the LA Movie Awards in the BEST SCRIPT category! Next stop: Oscars!
HONORED was written and directed by Michael Miceli and shot and edited by two-time NY Emmy Award Winner Thomas E. Rome. Rome used his expertise to join forces with Robert Cinema - an independent film company that specializes in low budget films. The company was created in 1988 by brothers Robert and Mike Miceli in Dumont, New Jersey. They have made over 100 short films and 7 feature length pictures. Now they may specialize in low budget films but they have mastered comedy. I have seen a few of their films. Both short and feature length and each one has been just as funny if not funnier than it's predecessor. Honored is the latest entry into the hallowed filmography of Robert Cinema.
Vince is a guy that's looking for love. There's just one problem....Vince is a bit of a jerk. Just when things seem to be going well for Vince, his mouth gets in the way putting the kibosh on any chance of him gettin' some. Determined to find Ms. Right, Vince continues his daily grind hoping that one day cupid's arrow will hit him in the right "head" if you catch my drift.
I have to say that for a short film, these guys pulled out all the stops. They rolled the dice and gambled on some pretty revealing gags and it pays off big time. This of course would never be possible without the performance of Phil Matthews as Vince. This dude's got balls of steel and continues to push his comedic talents (of which he has a ton of) to the limit. Phil plays Vince masterfully toes the line of complete jerk and lovable loser with Vince. You feel contempt for his attitude and opinions while feeling sorry for him cause he just can't catch a break. All in the SAME SCENE! That's pretty impressive stuff.
The script is very well written. The balance of gags and jokes via dialogue are spread out evenly throughout. There's also some very clever camera work that reveals jokes that you don't see coming. There was a clear exhibit of technical, creative and performance integrity all the way to the end credits. There's just one problem with this film.
You can't see it yet.
It hasn't been released yet. This is the first film by the brothers that was shot in total HD. Needless to say that's a major undertaking so every little detail must be attended to in order to secure it's finest quality for a full blown release.
How did I get to see it you ask? Let's just say it's not what you know, it's who you know.
Suffice it to say that when Honored does get it's full fledged release I will be making sure that all of you see this film because it's worth your time. If not for anything else, support these guys. They are a talented bunch of lunatics who make damn funny films. They deserve your time and laughs.
They got mine.
On the 5 star scale. Honored gets 5 stars with a "Worth Every Penny" recommendation.
We just got accepted to the BERGENFIELD FILM FESTIVAL!!!! May 5th at 7pm. Check out www.bergenfieldfilmfestival.org if you'd like to come!!
Just announced: NY International Independent Film & Video Festival is April 28 - May 5. Honored is an official selection and we will find out our day/time slot soon. We'll post it as soon as we find out!
OK everyone the time has come!! We are proud to announce that the premier of "Honored" will be taking place Saturday January, 15 2011, 7:00 pm, at Dave & Buster in West Nyack, NY. PLEASE VISIT honoredthemovie.com FOR TICKET INFO!!!!