Synopsis The story continues… A true story. A story of Angel Meneses who helped bring a team, a town, together. Leadership personified. The making of a hero. A story of fifty young boys who faced audacious adversity to overcome one of the longest soul-crushing losing streaks in American High School Football history. – Knights 58
Mario Vitellozzi, Writer and Producer
After a decade of technology consulting, Mario Vitellozzi discovered opportunities at the intersection of technology and entertainment where he could find welcome company for the original dramatic and comedic stories he longed to bring to life. It started with Technical Directing and grew to Screenplay Writing, Commercial Voiceovers, Music Video Writing/ Directing and live Standup and Improv performances on stage. Mario has a naturally honest and fun personality that performs wonderfully not only on stage or in the recording studio but on the written page as well. Regarding work ethic, Mario explains, “I am as comfortable on-stage and in-front of a microphone as I am writing in Final Draft or assisting production, performing the work necessary to realize artistic endeavors with simultaneous respect for business processes regarding the creation and dissemination of the art.”
Mario has worked as a Technical Director for live events including a thousand-plus-audience Dr. Oz keynote for the American Heart Association. He was cast for voice over and performed a two-minute commercial promoting an international trade group representing $2.2 Trillion in GDP. Mario performed original Standup comedy for check-sets at the historic Broadway Comedy Club in New York. He auditioned for and earned his place in the comedy Improv Troupe “Grown-ups Playground” and performed a dozen hour-long live shows at the New York Comedy Club. Mario’s stage training includes Joy Newman's Improv Training Workshop and “The Masters' Class” for stand-up comedy with Frank Vignola. Mario has provided technical expertise for pre production project management and website design. At the end of 2014, Mario was signed by Star Music Management for non-exclusive representation.
For 2015 Mario is currently writing a feature film dramatic screenplay, "Knights '58' " for Angel Light Communications, a heart-pounding football drama based on a true story. He is also co-writing and co-directing a music video for “Say It! Say It!” a POP/EDM band in New York. Mario has also finished an original short-film dramatic screenplay for the speculative market.
For the future, Mario is attached to rewrite a feature comedic screenplay, "IF” for Angel Light Communications. He also continues to write his four original feature-length screenplays with the hope of producing and directing them as feature films. He aspires to write and direct music videos utilizing his unique method with montages. Mario seeks additional work with entertainment companies where his unique intersection of skill-sets can provide value to production.
Steven I. Bruman, Entertainment Law Attorney
Mr. Bruman is an experienced attorney with over twenty years of courtroom experience. He has handled more than 8,000 legal matters and has exclusive experience dealing with cases of high conflict. He is the current Owner, Director and majority Shareholder of Bruman & Baer, P.C. Attorneys at Law in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the American Inns of Court. On occasion, he has represented individuals connected to sports and he has a particular interest in Entertainment Law. Mr. Bruman currently serves as a substitute magistrate in Harris County, Texas. Mr. Bruman received his J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1987, and a double Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1984.
He is also an alumnus of Northern Valley Regional High School of Old Tappan, and an original team member of the 1979 Golden Knights Football Team.
Antonio Saillant, Director and Executive Producer
Antonio Saillant, (Director) who lives in New York City, is the owner of Angel Light Communications, a production company that gives inspired film makers the chance to make their dreams into reality. He formed his own company with the goal of developing films for a global audience. Saillant produced the fantasy thriller, “The Ascension” starring Corbin Bernsen. He also worked on the film “Heterosexuals” produced by J. Robert Spencer, who played Nick Massi in “Jersey Boys” and Dan in “Next to Normal,” two successful Broadway musicals. Saillant shadowed the executive producer and show runner of Law and Order Special Victims Unit for three seasons and is currently directing a documentary on the life and times of the famed director Ted Kotcheff.
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I need you to care about football and see the magic that comes from it. The fight that happens on the grid-iron, sure, it is raw. It is in a way, Roman-esc, a gladiators fight. But there is a magic that happens off the field. It happens when a young person learns to handle school work, homework, chores, fitness, practice, playing games by the rules, making new friends and yes, some new enemies, all at the same time. It’s preparation for life as an adult by any measure.
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Article by Darren Cooper, Local Sports Columnist, @VarsityAces Antonio Saillant has been talking about making a movie about the 1979 Old Tappan football team for several years. It’s one of the more interesting chapters in North Jersey football history, a team on a long losing streak that finally found success, largely due to the efforts