Vinny Paz film to begin shooting in Rhode Island this fall

The Ocean State is going to be the site of another movie beginning this fall.  This one about the comeback of world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza .  “Bleed for This” is being produced in part by Verdi Productions/Woodhaven Production Co. in East Greenwich, RI. Local filmmaker/actor and NEIT Digital Recording Arts (DRA) Technology graduate, Tom DeNucci is currently part of Woodhaven Production Co.

From the Providence Journal:

Vinny Paz film to begin shooting in Rhode Island this fall

Boxer Vinny Paz will see his life on film in new drama. Photo by Sandor Bodo/Providence Journal

“Bleed for This,” the film about the life of local boxing legend Vinny Paz, will begin shooting in the fall with an estimated budget of $16 million, according to the Rhode Island Film & TV Office.

Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) will join Chad Verdi of Verdi Productions/Woodhaven Production Co. of East Greenwich, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Noah Kraft as producers on the project. Writer/Producer Ben Younger will direct.

“Bleed for This” tells the story of world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza who suffered a near fatal car accident but went on to win three additional world boxing titles in the 1990s.

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Billboard Hot 100 and NEIT Alum, Iyaz

Billboard Hot 100 artist and New England Tech alum, Iyaz stopped by campus for a visit after attending Sunday’s commencement ceremony where two of his cousins received their Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Recording Arts.

Alumni Event: Production Assistant Workshop

INTERESTED IN HOW A FILM SET REALLY WORKS? 

TOM DeNUCCI

NEIT GRADUATE, ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR

 will conduct a FREE

Production Assistant Workshop

for current NEIT VAP/DRA students and alumni ONLY 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

East Greenwich, RI

Room S 216/218

SPACE IS LIMITED

Register at cti@neit.edu or with Cheryl Booker at (401)780-4345


Program:

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Sign-in/refreshments

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Introductions by Steven Feinberg
Executive Director RI Film & TV Commission

 

10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Production Assistant Workshop

                    • Set Etiquette
                    • Tools of the Trade
                    • Working with Talent
                    • Production Drill Exercise
                    • Q & A

 

TOM DeNUCCI – NEIT Graduate, Actor/Writer/Director

2010 was a big year for Tom, who played “Pax”, a wise cracking rookie cop in the Robert Englund horror thriller “Inkubus”.  Later that year, he played alongside Peter Ficinelli in the film “Loosies”, before capping 2010 off with a leading role in “Infected”, playing Michael Madsen’s son.  In the summer of 2012, DeNucci teamed up with producer Chad A. Verdi and the Woodhaven Production Company to bring “Self Storage” to life. Tom found himself on both sides of the camera.  Aside from writing and directing the picture, he also starred alongside Eric Roberts, Jonathan Silverman, and Michael Berryman.  This spring, Tom will be shooting another story he has written, “Almost Mercy”.