TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Frank D'Angelo's first movie venture - Real Gangsters, a star filled mob film - received standing ovations and won the IC
Savings Best Film Award for the contribution to the Canadian and
"Of course, given all the wonderful films that participated in the
festival, it was not an easy decision to pick only one for the IC
Savings ICFF award," said Fausto Gaudio CEO of IC Savings.
He continued to say "Frank D'Angelo directed an incredible group of
talented individuals; a truly remarkable accomplishment. The skillful
and intelligent way in which they were able to portray real gangsters
with such wit and perception."
Real Gangsters is a new-style, realistic mob film, starring: ROBERT
LOGGIA (Academy Award & Emmy nominee; Scarface, Independence Day, Big); STEVEN BAUER (Golden Globe nominee; Scarface, Raising Cain); JOHN SAVAGE (The Deer Hunter, Hair); MARGOT KIDDER (Superman movies, The Amityville Horror); NICK MANCUSO (Under Siege, Ticket to Heaven); MICHAEL PARÉ (Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire); ROBERT MANGIARDI (Death of a President); JOHNNY WILLIAMS (Goodfellas), SEAN MC CANN(First Do No Harm, Affliction, Tommy Boy), ART HINDLE (Paradise Falls, ENG), and many other talented actors.
This film also introduces FRANK D'ANGELO the actor, who not only
created, wrote and directed the film, but also wrote the soundtrack and
performs most of the music in the film.
Upon accepting the award D'Angelo was very emotional and said "I'm very
honoured to be in the company of great film makers at the ICFF, and I
thank my great cast and crew for making a dream come true, because what
would life seem without out a dream?"
The movie has now played to sold out audiences and received standing
ovations at the Hoboken Film Festival in New Jersey and the Italian
Contemporary Italian Film Festival in Toronto.
"With the crowds that the film has drawn, Real Gangsters has definitely
been an audience favourite during this year's ICFF film festival," said
Cristiano de Florentiis, co-founder of the ICFF.
Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most
successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent
and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain
control of their dangerous extended family and volatile business
ventures by very different means. Vincent is the politician, the man
who always has a plan to help keep the peace, find common ground, and
bind blood and commerce to grow the family into a billion dollar
empire. Jack is the muscle: the hot head who is ruthless and
uncompromising living in the moment and acting based on how he feels.
Unfortunately for these two men, these two philosophies don't always
"If you love mob movies, this is a must see film," says Frank D'Angelo.
"Real Gangsters is an adrenalin rush. A constant roller coaster ride of
classic crime, class acts, and the thrill that comes from living life
on the edge, one day at a time, when at any moment you may have to put
your life on the line to serve and protect the family."
Real Gangsters will be featured at many international film festivals
this year including Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, California on
Saturday August 17, 2013 at the Krikorian Theaters (410 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia CA 91016) at 8:00 pm.
SOURCE: Real Gangsters
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