Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Favorite NY Comic Greg Kritikos turns Misery into Movie Magic in CHARLIE BOY

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, sugo@charlieboymovie.com
Website: www.charlieboymovie.com
Susan Goforth on IMDBhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024391/

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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.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

The 2018 Tony Awards Celebrate Live Theater and Life

     Today the American Theatre Wing brings us the 2018 Tony Awards, a celebration not only of the best plays and musicals on Broadway, but of all live theater across the globe and its importance to the human soul. No other art form demands its participants to have the voice of an Angel, the body of an Olympian, the dance skills of Baryshnikov, the visual ascendancy of a Master Painter, the writing skills of a Doctorate, the style of an International Celebrity and the heart of a Spiritual Leader. I am especially grateful to all the people I trained with, my teachers and peers who remain positive influence in my life via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. To everyone I have had the privilege to put on my dancing shoes and perform a Broadway musical with, Thank You. And Thank You to Everyone who dares to keep coming back, to create and better this world through the medium of Live Theater.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Daring WAR OF THE WORLDS Movie Is Taking Over Amazon Prime

Most Popular Movies on Amazon Prime: 

War of the Worlds The True Story



Streaming Free with Amazon Prime membership.

The memoir of the last living survivor of the Earth/Mars War of 1900 during the apocalypse at the hands of terrifying alien invaders.

What if the Earth/Mars battle from H.G. Wells' classic novel The War of the Worlds wasn't fiction but actually fact? That's the story of WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY, one of 208 contenders for the 85th Academy Award Oscars, including consideration for best adapted screenplay, best editing and best original score. Like the famous 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast that caused Americans to believe an actual invasion was in progress, the movie assumes an Earth/Mars War actually occurred in the year 1900 and is presented as the eyewitness memoir of journalist Bertie Wells, the last living survivor as he struggles to find his wife amidst the destruction of humankind at the hands of terrifying alien invaders.

"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 Leader
  
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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

See Stunning Action Packed New Official Trailer for Epic CHROME Sci-Fi Mini Series 

CHROME In The Future Robots Are The Good GuysThe new official trailer of CHROME, a spectacular action adventure female superhero sci-fi mini series slated for release Sept 7, 2017 is now online.

CHROME, the action adventure female superhero sci-fi streaming mini series is slated for release September 7, 2017. CHROME the series, directed by Timothy Hines, starring Katie Tomlinson, Susan Goforth and Anthony Piana, was created with flavors of the classic 1927 Metropolis, golden era serialized pictures like Rocket Man and the bright surreal colors of Mad Max: Fury Road.

The new official CHROME trailer is now online on YouTube and Vimeo. #Breathtaking 

#ChromeScifi #Robots #Dystopian




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 Chrome.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE is Now Available OnDemand and DVD


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:

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10 Days In A Madhouse at BarnesandNoble.com

Sunday, July 24, 2016

10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Movie Passionately Sparks Deep Emotions. On Demand Now. All Major Platforms. (Links Below)

Top Reasons You Need To Watch 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE Tonight!


1.  10 Days In A Madhouse moves you to your core. 10 Days In A Madhouse  director Timothy Hines delivers a deeply emotionally movie. Everyday fans message me so. This is the mark of great story telling.
2.  10 Days In A Madhouse star Caroline Barry gives an Oscar-worthy performance. It’s no surprise that Barry was a perfect fit for the role of iconic journalist Nellie Bly. She has the concentration of Michael Caine, charm of a young Julia Roberts and  acting chops of Meryl Streep. Caroline Barry is destined for more great performances.
3.  10 Days In A Madhouse' Nellie Bly is a badass! Nellie Bly was a fearless, feminist, daredevil, reporter named by Life Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Women to Change the World. 10 Days In A Madhouse was the 1st serious front-page news story by a woman and made Bly world famous.

  "10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE - The Nellie Bly Story" is Available on:
 DirecTV: https://www.directv.com/movies/10-Days-in-a-Madhouse-bUhjb2Rxb043eUptZ0hJbll3Y2xDUT09
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/qa/movie/10-days-in-madhouse-nellie/id1088412102
Comcast: http://tvgo.xfinity.com/watch/10-Days-in-a-Madhouse/7380474496618063112/movies#filter=online&episode=Video-532273731866
Time Warner: http://twcondemand.com/movies/MV008206530000/10-days-in-a-madhouse
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTA28AHlXg0
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/10_Days_in_a_Madhouse?id=QTA28AHlXg0&hl=en
Vudu: http://www.vudu.com/movies/#%21overview/761050/10-Days-in-a-Madhouse
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ETZRYRI/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_WM.ixb13AGZJ4/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_WM.ixb13AGZJ4/161-7626244-0922230


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Independence Day Eve

I LOVE the 4th of JULY!

This evening I am enjoying the paradise weather of Westside Los Angeles and contemplating my resolve as a filmmaker artist on the Eve of July 4th. 240 years ago tomorrow, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence and the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule, hence the Fourth of July becoming America's birthday: Independence Day.
 
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 director Timothy Hines speaks as eloquently as our founding fathers. I am so thankful to create with Tim, a true creative genius.

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!




Monday, May 23, 2016




"10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE" Now Available on all major Video On Demand Platforms including iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Amazon, DirecTV, Vudu and Comcast Time Warner Cable

     Directed by Timothy Hines. Produced by Susan Goforth. Starring Caroline Barry as Nellie Bly, Christopher Lambert as Doctor E.C. Dent, Julia Chantrey as Anne Neville, Alexandra Callas as Miss Grupe and Kelly Le Brock as Miss Grant.
     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.

Friday, March 11, 2016



Thank you Laemmle NoHo 7 for the 2017 Academy Award Qualification Run of 10 Days In A Madhouse in North Hollywood! And thank you Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting us to provide a copy of the shooting script of 10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE for the permanent Core Collection.


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.