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Buffalo Niagara Film Festival 2017 Selects “The Expediter”

The Expediter has been selected to be included in the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival.

The BNFF is a World-Wide International Film Festival & Market, open to the public, filmmakers, and entertainment professionals abroad.

With the backdrop of Niagara Falls, many Buffalo historical sites, the newly formed BNFF Walk Of Fame “Trail Of The Stars” and vast wine country, the BNFF has become one of the most enjoyable places to not only promote your films and screenplays at but also one of the best places in the country to visit and have a great time as well.

Be sure to attend the festival. More information about the festival here: http://thebnff.com/about-2/

Film Screening at The Zoetropolis

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – May 25, 2017. After two sold out shows, Manhattan and The Villages, Florida, The Expediter, a coming of age indie film set in 1975, will screen next in Lancaster Pennsylvania’s very own (120 seat) Art House movie theater The Zoetropolis on June 27th, 2017.

Shortly after graduation from high school in 1975, eighteen-year-old Michael Romano engages in some teenage hijinks that gets him arrested in the New York City suburbs. With his plans to attend college put on hold, his father, the executive in charge of production at a large manufacturing company in Queens, takes him to work and puts him under the wing of Jake Cutter, the company’s grizzled purchasing manager whose job is to ensure the factory line never goes down. The war-weary Cutter alleviates the horrors he experienced as a young U.S. Marine during World War II with alcohol, womanizing and a work ethic that is unrivaled. At first hostile to young Michael, who he derisively refers to as Michelle despite Michael holding the unenviable position of expeditor of parts, the two slowly and cautiously develop an indelible bond.

Besides being a soulful coming of age story, The Expediter explores themes such as America’s decline as a manufacturing superpower, multiculturalism in the workplace, alcoholism and untreated PTSD from WWII combat.

The lights go down at 7 p.m. but get there early to mingle with the filmmakers and friends and have a drink or two.

The film will be followed by a lively Q & A with the film’s writers, directors and producers Michael Domino and Robert Mladinich who is also a New York City Private Investigator and published author of four True Crime books. It will certainly be a fun and thought provoking Tuesday night in the great and artistically vibrant city of Lancaster, PA.

Visit http://www.zoetropolis.com/about. For tickets or information contact: Beth Jones dominolyrics@gmail.com.

The Expediter Film Screening – The Villages Florida

Film Premiere Fundraiser for the American Tinnitus Association

Filmmakers Michael Domino and Robert Mladinich premiered The Expediter in The Villages, Florida on May 4th, 2017. They teamed up with The Villages resident and Tinnitus Outreach Support Coach Sal Gentile to raise money for the American Tinnitus Association. All of the proceeds from the film’s screening went to the organization.

 

Robert Mladinich, Michael Domino, Sal Gentile
Michael and Betty Domino
Robert Mladinich, Michael Domino, Sal Gentile
Q&A with filmmakers Michael Domino and Robert Mladinich
Robert Mladinich, Michael Domino, Sal Gentile
Sal Gentile
Sal Gentile, Robert Mladinich, Michael Domino, Betty Domino
Q&A with the audience and filmmakers
Q&A with the audience and filmmakers

‘The Expediter’ Filmmaker Featured in The Villages Daily Sun Article

Interview with Filmmaker Michael Domino

Michael Domino was recently interviewed by The Villages Daily Sun about his new independent film The Expediter. 

The film will be presented at The Villages Rohan Center on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6pm, for a $5.00 donation. All of the proceeds will be donated to the American Tinnitus Association.

 

Video On Demand: Rent or Purchase The Expediter Independent Movie

Dear friends and fans of The Expediter,

We are so happy to now offer our film, which has received such great reviews, for rent or purchase by VIMEO on Demand service here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theexpediter
Thank you very much for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Michael Domino, Robert Mladinich

Shortly after graduation from high school in the late 1970’s, eighteen-year-old Michael Romano engages in some teenage hijinks that gets him arrested in the New York City suburbs. With his plans to attend college put on hold, his father, the executive in charge of production at a large manufacturing company in Queens, takes him to work and puts him under the wing of Jake Cutter, the company’s grizzled purchasing manager whose job is to ensure the factory line never goes down.
The war-weary Cutter alleviates the horrors he experienced as a young U.S. Marine during World War II with alcohol, womanizing and a work ethic that is unrivaled. At first hostile to young Michael, who he derisively refers to as Michelle despite Michael holding the unenviable position of expeditor of parts, the two slowly and cautiously develop an indelible bond.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theexpediter

The Expediter Film Premiere in New York City

Extraordinary Coming of Age Indie Film “The Expediter” Premieres in New York City

Director Michael Domino is sure to garner some of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie awards and top reviews with his ground-breaking film “The Expediter.” 

New York, NY – The highly anticipated independent film “The Expediter” will screen in New York City’s Anthology Film Archives Theater next month.  The film’s cast, crew, fans and more will be in attendance for the viewing, including writer/director Michael Domino and Co-Producer Robert Mladinich.

Michael Domino has been making an impression in Hollywood as the “next big name” among talented new independent filmmakers.  He has coalesced his experience as an accomplished writer, and successful business owner and CEO of Domino Plastics Company, to create an engaging style of real-world filmmaking.  Domino has authored several popular books, including his latest collection of eclectic Manhattan stories, Park Avenue to Park Bench.  Domino has also written and produced dozens of music and spoken-word videos and two short films: Time to Pay the Rent and Ma’s Ghost.  His wealth of experience as a colorful and animated story-teller is evident in the unforgettable new independent film “The Expediter,” based on one of his emotionally charged narratives.

Set in the 1970’s and New York’s manufacturing district, the movie follows troubled teen Michael Roman (Travis Kerr) and his surly new boss, World War II Veteran Jake Cutter, (played by David Olsen) in this unique coming-of-age film.  The rest of the cast is as varied and different as New York itself.  Nimo Gandhi plays Vipin, an Indian worker subject to the merciless taunts of Olsen’s character. Georgia Kate Haege delivers as the prototype New York stunner of the 1970’s so convincingly it feels like a reality scene from a documentary made in that era. The film also features Skye Strake, a model who has graced Vogue magazine, and the talented actresses Charlotte Volage and Naomi Warner.

The Expediter submerges its audience into the gritty world of the tough-minded manufacturing personnel of the day.  Set in a time when the United States was falling behind as the International leader in industrial production, the film relays an underpinning of desperation that many can relate to today.  In the film, outsourcing, globalization and downsizing were starting to undermine a country accustomed to being at the top of the world’s economy.  In this way, while the movie takes place in the mid-70’s, it comes across as relatable and contemporary.  The issues of bringing jobs and manufacturing back into the U.S. is a political hot topic today.  The decision to direct money and jobs abroad impacts the way U.S. workers live their lives – then and now.

The film also introduces us to characters such as Vipin. “The Viper “and Rosie in Quality Control who symbolize the emergence of multiculturalism in the workplace as they struggle to move up in the highly competitive workplace. The poignant scenes, expertly directed by Michael Domino, explore the emotional dynamic between workers and manufacturing in this unforgettable coming-of age story.

The film will premiere on March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Anthology Film Archives Theater on 32 Second Ave, in New York City.  Refreshments and a film Q&A will follow the show with the writers and directors, Michael Domino and Robert Mladinich.

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About The Expediter:

The Expediter was written by Michael Domino.  The film takes place in New York City during the 1970’s – an era in which manufacturing was still prominent in the business world of the United States.  Actor Travis Kerr plays the role of the teenage Michael Roman – a fresh faced new employee being introduced to ruthless world of manufacturing business by the grizzled World War II Veteran Jake Cutter, played by actor David Olsen. The sharp contrast of the two roles make for dynamic dialogue and action. It is a coming of age story for all times.

LINKS:

Website: http://www.theexpediterfilm.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExpediterMovie

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfMwhd0R8Yo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Conscience-Circle-613364105530487/

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6184130/

Contact:

Conscience Circle LLC

Michael Domino

Email: info@theexpediterfilm.com

Phone: 352-630-9356

Keywords: Best Indie Director, Best coming of age movie, 2017, most popular movie about growing up, 1970’s, top independent film of 2017

Radio Interview – WGBB Streetwise with Robert Mladinich and Michael Domino

Radio Interview

Filmmakers Michael Domino and Robert Mladinich discussed “The Expediter” on Lou Telano’s “Streetwise” radio show on Saturday, March 18. Click below to listen.