Film Producer-Actress-Singer-Topliner Susan Goforth produced 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE starring Christopher Lambert with Kelly Le Brock. Her British Adaptation of HG Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY is now Free on Amazon Prime. Currently she’s producing scifi series CHROME and EARTH ANGEL, a Fantasy Thriller where all Heaven breaks loose.
Spend 1 Minute with Greg Kritikos and you will see why this New York comic headliner
has audiences flocking to him and great buzz surrounding his starring role in
CHARLIE BOY, a new comedy movie by Timothy Hines.
ABOVE: Standup Comedian, writer and creator Greg Kritikos stars as the title character in the upcoming feature film comedy CHARLIE BOY.
ABOVE: Comedic creator, standup comic and actor Greg Kritikos on set with movie superstar Kelly Le Brock and director Timothy Hines on the feature film CHARLIE BOY.
Greg Kritikos was always destined to be a beloved comedic movie star. This gritty, street-wise, reformed gangster has been compared to Jackie Gleason for his heart and appeal. He is frequently sought after to headline New York City’s biggest and most legendary comedy clubs, including Gotham, Carolines and Dangerfield’s. And now he is the starring role in the feature comedy CHARLIE BOY, which Kritikos co-wrote with Frederick Stroppel and which also features Kelly Le Brock as Donna and Burt Young as Luca.
Kritikos has always been funny. Since he was a tiny kid folks have commented on just how witty, insightful and funny he naturally was. A born entertainer, his talent and heart were put on hold as the brutality and tragedies of life led him to guns, gangs, drugs and prison before he found recovery and began re-lighting his life. Throughout his journey he had the relatable talents of Jackie Gleason as his beacon of hope.
ABOVE: Domenico Del Giacco (BLUE BLOODS, THE GOOD COP) as mild-mannered young mobster Mikey Greco in the feature film comedy CHARLIE BOY.
Kritikos explains, “Since childhood watching Jackie Gleason and the Honeymooners brought me peace, joy, and laughter at a time when I so much needed it. He is and always will be my true idol. I’m so grateful that people see him in me, or I remind them of him through my facial expressions. To me that’s priceless.”
ABOVE LEFT: Cast members Peter Plano (Federal Agent McCovey) and Teddy Smith (Detective Frank Mazzulo) stand by to enter a scene while filming CHARLIE BOY, pictured with (on Right in Steadicam) director Timothy Hines and (in headphones) line-producer Katerina Olkhavaya.
CHARLIE BOY, based loosely on Greg Kritikos’ real life, follows the story of straight and sober recovering mobster Charlie Borakos. Charlie now works as a standup comedian and, after many years of recovery and giving back to his beloved community of Astoria, Queens New York, he is still burdened by the guilt of his son’s death and friend’s maiming due to his drinking, drugging and negligence of the past. So when good friend Tommy G’s gambling problem surfaces to the extreme and his prior mob boss Big Angie moves back into town, Charlie’s benevolent and save-the-day attitude and knack for doing all he can to help others and turn misfortune into laughter, saves the day and catapults Charlie to the next level of enlightenment.
ABOVE: Star and co-writer of CHARLIE BOY Greg Kritikos on set with the legendary Burt Young as Luca, the neighborhood's sage and Charlie Boy's longtime friend.
“Writing and Producing my first feature has been a long time dream of mine,” relates Kritikos. “The first time I went to a Movie theatre I fell in love! It was the Astoria movie theater! I was eight years old.”
“All throughout; through my scary childhood through my
personal darkness to now, I never stopped dreaming and believing that one day I
can make my dreams come to life,” said Kritikos, "My journey began in
2011. I had to go through darkness first so I could see the light. The reason I
wrote CHARLIE BOY with Frederick Stroppel is because I wanted everyone to know
that they can accomplish anything that their heart desires. All you need is to
believe. As long as you have passion and the willingness you can make
everything happen. We all have a plan but our higher power has a plan for us!
God has blessed me with some amazing people around me. I couldn’t do this
alone. I’m so happy and grateful for the people who believe in me and motivate
me. Nothing happens by mistake.”
ABOVE: CHARLIE BOY star Greg Kritikos (Center Right) on set with director Timothy Hines (in Steadicam), actors George N. Mikedis (Leo) and Colin Buckingham (Vinny Gallo), and line-producer Katerina Olkhavaya (off right).
Charlie Boy director Timothy Hines says, "It was Greg and Frederick's script that drove me to make Charlie Boy. I have worked in this business for decades and I have never read such a perfectly balanced and honest comedy. I had to make this movie. And working with Greg, what I can tell you is, he is a walking dynamo and every inch an accessible humanist. His spontaneous wit nearly caused me to crash when we were sharing a car driving to set one day as Greg was pointing out how Siri got nervous about our conversation and directed us to Manhattan by mistake."
ABOVE: CHARLIE BOY executive producer Dominick Martini and
cast member Burt Young (Luca)
ABOVE: Burt Young (Luca) and Greg Kritikos (Charlie Boy)
praying in a scene from CHARLIE BOY, a film by Timothy Hines.
ABOVE: Producer Susan Goforth (WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE
STORY, 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE THE NELLY BOY STORY, CHROME) is producing the
comedy film CHARLIE BOY with creative star Greg Kritikos. Goforth was pivotal
in the casting of the movie.
“When I met Greg Kritikos I immediately saw this modern-day
Jackie Gleason slash James Cagney man with a soul-spilling heart, who made me
laugh my face off with one-liners and improvising,” comments producer Susan
Goforth who is producing CHARLIE BOY along side Kritikos. “Kritikos combined
with Frederick Stroppel’s comedic writing, the leadership of director Timothy
Hines and executive producer Dominick Martini and a heaven-sent cast and crew,
and I knew CHARLIE BOY would turn out a winner. I am just so thankful for
everyone and all the good fortune on this picture. I can’t wait for the world
to see Greg Kritikos knock this one out of the park.”
ABOVE: Teaser Poster for the feature film comedy CHARLIE BOY.
CHARLIE BOY Some Bad Guys Become Good Guys
Company Name: School Of Old Media Entertainment Contact Person: Susan Goforth, firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.charlieboymovie.com
Susan Goforth is an actress and producer of movies and media. She is a magna cum laude graduate of The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, toured the US extensively in musicals and theatre and has performed in 100's of commercials and industrials for the Fortune 500. She is astute in all areas of production and an expert special effects artist. Her film WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY is available via Amazon.
"War of the
Worlds The True Story is clever like Wells. Hugely inventive and
ambitious, a mock sci-fi docudrama packed with a truly impressive — and
clever — mix of editing (a reported 3 1/2 years' worth), special
effects, visual artistry and offbeat storytelling."Critic Gary Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times
"Impressive for its technical achievements...Director/Editor Hines
weaves the various styles of footage together in expert fashion." Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
Steven Rose Jr. of the Examiner gave the movie 5 out of 5
stars and said, “’The True Story’ carries the suspense and drama of both
the 1953 movie and Spielberg’s 2005 version but in a more realistic
manner through its documentary style.”
“The aliens are unsettling, with bright, evil eyes and writhing
tentacles. The designs of the tripods and the aliens are much truer to
the book than other versions," said reviewer Tristan Hiegler of the PT
The movie uniquely uses Cutting Edge Visual Effects to blend a modern
cast with Battalions of Actual Fighting Soldiers, Golden Age Movie Stars, and previously undisclosed images of Tentacled Alien Creatures and
their 10-Story High, 3-Legged Fighting Machines.
The one of a kind picture is a boundless epic with a story that portends deeper meaning mounted on the skeletal structure of an all out action movie.In the early days of the 22nd Century, the human population reaches a staggering 12 billion. Global disease, famine and suffering have spread on an unimaginable scale. In the wake of epic brutal wars over food, water and medicine, an oppressive planetary government has formed called Gesomnus.
A vast robot workforce is
increasingly relied upon to perform the daily tasks that hold together what
remain of the decaying infrastructure. The taskmasters are cruel to their robot
slaves. Human injury inhibitors prevent the robots from fighting back. Rumors
spread of a robot who has appeared who can face down the masters. They call her
Whatever mountains you face in life, no matter how big they look, don’t shrink back in fear, rise up in faith. Nellie Bly lived by these words, fully, courageously and with purpose. I strive to do the same. I live to serve and be a positive force in the world. I am so blessed to be an artist and to bring Nellie Bly's true story, 10 Days In A Madhouse to the movies. It's been a wonderful journey that has shaped and grown me. I can't wait for my next project EARTH ANGEL! 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE is Now Available On Demand and DVD at all fine retailers. Links Below:
I'm re-reading the Declaration of Independence and keep going over the first line:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people
to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,
and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal
station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a
decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should
declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
I realize Nellie Bly found it necessary to dissolve the perception of women as toss-away human beings in 1887 and her expose 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE catapulted positive reform for mental health care and the treatment of women, thus Bly being named one of the original feminists.
I realize I LOVE being an artist and conveying stories through film. I truly live in the greatest place on Earth to be a filmmaker. Just like our founding fathers I BELIEVE...which is the beginning of all greatness. Happy Fourth of July!
In 1887, Nellie
Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane
asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like
for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking
abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly
unsanitary conditions.Ten Days in a Madhouse is Bly's expose of the
asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account
chronicles her ten days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication,
drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a
grand jury investigation of the facility. Ten Days in a Madhouse
established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic
of investigative reporting.
With Nellie Bly's unwavering faith and determination we set out to tell her story. We are so grateful for all the fans the world over who embrace this film and share their positive experiences watching the film with us. I am personally thrilled to receive messages of hope and inspiration daily from fans and cannot wait for the film to reach your area.
10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE opens Friday March 18th at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco.