Tomorrow’s Today Filmmaker Hopefuls Aim to Impress Ezio Greggio and Jurors at 18th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival

April 27 18:44 2021
Tomorrow’s Today Filmmaker Hopefuls Aim to Impress Ezio Greggio and Jurors at 18th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival

Filmmakers Timothy Hines, Susan Goforth and Dominick Martini hope to please Ezio Greggio and Jurors at the 18th Annual Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival with Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today,” a gorgeously-shot comedy of the heart about two grifter friends colliding in their quests for betterment in their culturally rich neighborhood of Astoria, Queens, New York.
Filmmakers hope to draw the attention of Ezio Greggio and Jurors at the 18th Annual Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival with Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today,” a gorgeously-shot comedy about two grifter friends colliding in their quests for betterment in their culturally-rich neighborhood of Astoria, NY. Special performances by superstar Kelly Le Brock and Academy Award nominee Burt Young, “Tomorrow’s Today” has submitted to the Monte-Carlo Film Festival in hopes of winning Best Film or Director.

 

Above: Academy Award nominee Burt Young plays Luca, Charlie’s father’s best friend and neighborhood sage who is grieving the death of his wife and Charlie’s father in “Tomorrow’s Today” now submitted to the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today” has submitted to compete in the 18th Annual Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival in hopes of screening in competition. The Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival, directed by and hosted by Ezio Greggio, will be held May 31st-June 5th, 2021 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Above: The beautiful world sensation movie star Kelly Le Brock plays Donna, Charlie’s ex-wife who is still struggling with the loss of their child many years ago in “Tomorrow’s Today”. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

Above: Director Timothy Hines at the Festival de Cannes. Courtesy Pendragon Pictures.

Timothy Hines, director, photographer and editor of “Tomorrow’s Today”, is an American film director, writer, editor and cinematographer best known for bringing world attention to journalist Nellie Bly with his adaptation of Nellie Bly’s autobiographical book “10 Day In A Madhouse,” which was one of Variety’s Top Trending movies when premiering at Cannes and was selected by movie star Geena Davis to be the opening night movie for the inaugural Bentonville Film Festival Celebrating Women and Diversity.

Below: Director Timothy Hines accompanies movie star Christopher Lambert (Highlander, Mortal Kombat, Greystoke Legend of Tarzan) and his daughter Eleanor Lambert to the Red Carpet New York Premiere of “10 Days In A Madhouse” in which Hines directed Christopher Lambert as Dr. Dent, the supervising doctor running the Asylum for Women on Roosevelt Island in which Nellie Bly was committed. Right: 10 Days In A Madhouse poster Courtesy Pendragon Pictures.

Hines and his creative partner producer Susan Goforth are also world famous for “War of the Worlds The True Story”; the most beloved, best-selling and accurate movie version of H. G. Wells’ seminal alien invasion novel. 

“War of the Worlds the True Story” can been viewed Worldwide at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/waroftheworldstrue/

Below: A Martian emerges from the pit on Horsell Common in “War of the Worlds The True Story,” a film that has grossed over 17 million dollars worldwide on DVD and streaming. Courtesy Pendragon Pictures.

The Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival is marvelously led by its Founder and President, famous Italian comedian, actor, writer and film director Ezio Greggio. “I have high-hopes that Tomorrow’s Today will impress Mr. Greggio and the jurors,” said producer Susan Goforth. “Ezio Greggio is a legend of laughter, I mean you can’t help but light up at the mention of Mr. Greggio, and he and I share the same April 7th birthdate! I take that as a good sign. “Tomorrow’s Today” is rich and charming and really fits the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival. I am very honored at this opportunity and I sincerely hope Mr. Greggio enjoys watching ‘Tomorrow’s Today.’”

Above: Founder and Director of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie Mr. Ezio Greggio. Courtesy Monte-Carlo Film Festival.

Ezio Greggio, a freelance journalist for 40 years, has reaped success both on TV and in the cinema. Greggio has conducted over 4,000 episodes of satirical news programs. He has been part of over forty films between cinema and television films, directed by the most important directors of Italian and international comedy, such as Carlo Vanzina, Castellano and Pipolo, Neri Parenti, Enrico Oldoini, Pupi Avati, Mel Brooks, Allan Goldstein and Nick Hamm. In 2020 Greggio returned to the cinema as one of the protagonists of “Lockdown all’Italiana” for Enrico Vanzina’s directorial debut. Greggio gets great acclaim and excellent reviews for his ability to move from the joke to moments in which he recites some touching monologues that have earned him combinations with great Italian actors of the past.

Above: Italian actor and screenwriter Raoul Bova. Courtesy Giulia Baroni at filmdoo.com

Italian actor and screenwriter Raoul Bova will be President of the Jury of the 18th edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival, which will be held from the 31st of May to the 5th of June. Bova’s European film breakthrough was in the 1993 film Piccolo grande amore, and his American film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Alien vs. Predator (2004) and The Tourist (2010). In 2009 he won Nastro d’argento for “15 seconds”.

Above: The Official Announcement of The 18th Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie. Courtesy Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.

Below: The Salle Prince Pierre, Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, where the Monte-Carlo Film Festival Awards show will take place. Courtesy Grimaldi Forum.

The 18th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival, created and directed by Ezio Greggio, will take place from Monday 31 May to Saturday 5 June 2021, Grimaldi Forum Monaco with a rich program of events that include the projection of all movies in competition. The award ceremony will be held at the Salle Prince Pierre with numerous international guests, shows and exhibitions by famous artists and awards dedicated to the great protagonists of international comedy and cinema.

Above: Arianna (Joanne Scorcia) sits for a family portrait with her son Leo (George N. Mikedis) in “Tomorrow’s Today.” Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

New Yorker, now Los Angeles-based standup comic actress Joanne Scorcia stars as Arianna, a tough, single mom who’s son’s friendship with Charlie Boy entangles them with Charlie’s band of misfit friends, endangering their lives.

Above: Dave Morrissey Jr. (Shakes), Annunziato Carbone (Tommy G) and Greg Kritikos (Charlie Boy) star as the wanna-be do-gooders of Astoria grappling with their pasts and working to fix their futures as they walk the streets of Astoria in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today”. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

Tomorrow’s Today is about a hopeless grifter Charlie Boy trying to reform his ways who collides with a loser named Tommy G who thinks he’s a dead ringer for Tom Hardy. They rob a liquor store to pay a gambling debt to a mob boss, only to find out the store is owned by the mobster. This Godfather, Shrek, Sopranos, Pulp Fiction-in-one comedy deals with today’s most pressing topics.

Above: Good vs. Evil. Teddy Smith as Detective Frank and Colin Buckingham as mob enforcer Vinnie Gallo in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today” now submitted to the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.

“Thank you, Mr. Greggio and esteemed jurors. Thank you for the opportunity to present my work to you. I am humbled by this opportunity. I made the comedy feature ‘Tomorrow’s Today’ to address current issues; change, diversity, addiction enabling, loyalty, grief, character, interracial relationships, adultery, divorce, marriage, church, avoidance, guilt, survival, good vs. evil and identity. Please enjoy ‘Tomorrow’s Today’” said director Timothy Hines.

Above: Charlie’s wife Sherry (Heather Cole) is caught at home with her accompanist Billy (Matt Silver) in “Tomorrow’s Today”. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

“Tomorrow’s Today introduces viewers to a distinct world of Astoria, Queens, New York, and how a couple of near-do-well guys from the neighborhood trying to do good can change the balance of life forever,” executive producer Dominick Martini said. “We are very excited at the prospect of being in the Monte-Carlo Film Festival and I send a big heart-filled thank you to Mr. Greggio, Mr. Bova and all the jurors for watching Tomorrow’s Today and considering our film for selection,” added Martini.

Above: Big Angie (Dominick Martini) uses his yoyo to threaten Bruno the bookie (Dino Castelli) in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today”. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

Below: Songwriters Sandy Chila and Susan Goforth wrote the theme to Tomorrow’s Today to support the movie’s story and to be the most inspiring fun song of the year with visions of “Tomorrow’s Today” winning the Academy Award for Best Song for Visual Media in 2022. Courtesy Pendragon Pictures.

“Tomorrow’s Today” features an original pop theme song by Susan Goforth (War of the Worlds The True Story, Chrome the Series) and Britney Spears’ songwriter Sandy Chila (Britney Spears’ “Glory”, Christina Aguilar’s “Liberation”, Earl St. Clair’s “Feeling Alive”). The song features vocalist Maedi (NBCSongland, Justin Caruso’s “Good Parts”).

Tomorrow’s Today Original Theme Song: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MCwpjQ25qjFIomITs5C96

The new feature comedy “Tomorrow’s Today”, directed by Timothy Hines (10 Days In A Madhouse), with special performances from superstar Kelly LeBrock (Lady In Red, Weird Science) and Academy Award nominee Burt Young (Paulie in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” movies), with an original theme song by Susan Goforth (War Of The Worlds The True Story) and Britney Spears’ songwriter Sandy Chila (Britney Spears’ “Glory”, Christina Aguilera’s “Liberation”, Earl St. Clair’s “Feeling Alive”) has been submitted to the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival in hopes of winning a prestigious Best Film or Best Director Award.

Above: Charlie Boy (Greg Kritikos) hears from mob friend Mikey (Domenico Del Giacco) that someone knocked off the local liquor store and it’s Mob boss Big Angie’s money. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

“Tomorrow’s Today” was completed March 5th, 2021, had a Preview screening April 3rd as part of the International Day of Comedy celebration in Hollywood, California. Then the film was invited to and was a Finalist alongside the Oliver Stone cherished “EST” movie at the Fourth Dimension Independent Film Festival in beautiful Bali. The filmmakers hope the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival will be the films International Premiere.

Below: Charlie Boy after praying in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today”. Courtesy School of Old Media Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s Today Official Trailer Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kP59WVBcGWU

Tomorrow’s Today is directed and edited by Timothy Hines. Hines is the visionary director who brought world attention to journalist Nellie Bly with his film, “10 Days In A Madhouse”. Hines, along with his creative producer partner Susan Goforth also came to world fame with their faithful adaptation of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds The True Story,” a docudrama telling of the last living survivor of the Earth/Mars War of 1900, a film lauded the world over as the best adaptation of War of the Worlds ever created. Tomorrow’s Today is executive produced by Dominick Martini (Brawler, Rich Boy, Rich Girl”). The cast includes special performances by supermodel actress Kelly Le Brock and Academy Award Winner Burt Young.

The Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie takes place under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Italian Embassy and is organized in collaboration with EFG Private Bank. Radio Monte Carlo, like every year, was the official radio of the Festival and Marlù media partner.

Previous editions Jury Presidents include Emir Kusturica, Claude Lelouch, John Landis, Michael Radford, Gabriele Muccino, Vittorio Storaro. Monte-Carlo Film Festival delivered “Comedy Awards” to Filmmakers, Actors and Films in competition as well as “Career Awards” and “Legend Awards” that in the past years have been handed out to John Landis, Costa Gavras, Monica Bellucci, Emir Kusturica, Trevis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, Giancarlo Giannini, Peter Bogdanovich, Checco Zalone, Salvatore Esposito, Michael Madsen, Edoardo Leo, Paolo Genovese, Sandra Milo, Gabriele Muccino, Michael Radford, Gabriele Salvatores, Billy Zane, Claude Brasseur, Leslie Nielsen, Lina Wertmuller, Robert Hossein, Paul Belmondo, Dante Ferretti e Francesca Lo Schiavo, Michel Legrand, Ursula Andress, Louis Bacalov, Mylene Demongeot, Cécile Cassel, Vittorio Storaro, Omar Sharif, Gigi Proietti, Christopher Bucholz, Claude Zidi, Michelle Mercier, Pierre Richard, Carlo Verdone, Evelyne Bouix, Bud Spencer, Jean Claude Brialy, Jean Loup Hubert, Ettore Scola, Florinda Bolkan, Pupi Avati, Arthur Joffé, Micheline Presle, Alberto Sordi, Edourd Molinaro, Nino Manfredi, Gina Lollobrigida, Jean Sorel, Delphine Chaneac, Catherine Jacobe, Mario Monicelli, Claude Lelouch, Cristian De Sica, Robert Davi and hundreds more.

For more information visit http://www.montecarlofilmfestival.net/2016/ and http://www.pendragonpictures.com/TomorrowsToday.html

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