Musings from Workhouse, CEO, Adam Nelson:
"Jennifer Esposito is tough as nails. Imbued with the kind of steely strength that cracks two by fours with true talent. We met in the early Nineties when we were both cast in a sexually charged production of Cintra Wilson’s XXX Love Act. From there, Esposito ascended into the heavens of hard TV and film work. With her written, starred & directorial debut FRESH KILLS, Jennifer beats the pages with the brutal, broken-tooth beauty of truth.
In our Cocktails & Conversation Q&A today with Esposito and her Fresh Kills Producers, Jennifer recounted the tough, almost ruinous road to bring her story-that-must-be-told to life while facing the frontlines of financial, discriminatory, and SAG-AFTRA foolishness that almost killed her creative comet. But like Icarus, it - and Esposito - rose.”
Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jennifer Esposito, this gritty mob drama with a feminist twist provides a layered, original look into the dynamics of a crime family by focusing on its usually invisible female members. With strong performances across the board — including powerful supporting turns fromAnnabella Sciorra and Domenick Lombardozzi — this gripping crime saga shows that ambition and violence are not solely the purview of men in the world of organized crime.
This Fresh Kills special event served as part of the Workhouse-conceived two weeks of Tribeca Film Festival at Gigino Trattoria, our client’s iconic Tribeca restaurant owned by renowned filmmaker Bob Giraldi.
Gigino Trattoria has never been out of fashion. A Tribeca staple where the cinematic cool meet iconic Italian cuisine.
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