Joe Pepitone, a kid from the Brooklyn overcomes an abusive father and a near fatal shooting to became a New York Yankee star. But the lure of fame was too much of a temptation and Joe threw it all away on drugs, women and wiseguys. He returns to the one place he calls home and the one man who can turn it all around.
Abide (previously titled, “Proud Mary”) is the true story of the writer’s family, and centers on a young, black, Christian girl from Indiana and her eventual rise to become the Yiddish speaking matriarch of a large Jewish family in Baltimore. It chronicles the life of Mary Sharpe and her despair over the sudden loss of her family as a result of a train crash in rural Indiana. Eventually a twist of fate brings her to the Levine household in Baltimore, where over the ensuing years of her life, and through love, laughter and tears, she rises to the role of beloved Matriarch.more »
In this tension-packed psychological thriller, protagonist, Griffin Kidder is a career New Yorker with a strong yearning to be a mother. Ready to start a peaceful life outside the city, Griffin and her construction-savvy husband purchase a dilapidated house to renovate, only to discover the suburban home already has residents: a scarred family of apparitions. After relentless torment by the youngest of the spirits, Griffin finally confronts the ghost. Only when their unusual connection deepens, does she realize the true threat isn’t inside the house.more »
He wanted a promotion. He got a revolution. “A timely feature to seek out … Forbidden Cuba is very timely, exploring the potential for U.S. exploitation of Cuba now that the borders have opened. Finishing it involved multiple hidden cameras, shooting without permits, and the filmmakers’ undergoing hours of scrutiny from government figures, but none of that treacherousness is felt here. It’s an unexpectedly gentle, easygoing film, like Local Hero and a version of Martin Sheen’s search for Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now.more »
The Whole Story is a podcast modeled after that panel discussion at storytelling festivals that you always miss. Asher and Julia talk with the most influential and inspirational storytellers and producers on the scene today. They get to the nitty gritty of storytelling, discuss the words behind the words and dissect what makes a storyteller a storyteller. You’ve heard the stories, now get the whole story about who they are, what makes them tick, and where their stories come from.more »