Borough Five Pictures Announces Reading for 1st Feature Film, TEAM MARCO

Borough Five Pictures Announces Reading for 1st Feature Film, TEAM MARCO

In May of 2017, native Staten Islander, Julio Vincent Gambuto, launched Borough Five Pictures, a new independent film and television Production Company, based in Los Angeles and New York City. Borough Five Pictures is preparing for its first feature film production, TEAM MARCO.

The first feature film is part of a 5-year commitment to produce and direct in the greenest borough of New York City, Staten Island. On Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Borough Five Pictures is hosting an exclusive reading and Q&A with several cast members and award-winning Director, Julio Vincent Gambuto at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY 10301). For more information, please RSVP to by March 23, 2018.

"As a native Staten Islander, I am proud to come back home for our first feature film, TEAM MARCO," said Julio Vincent Gambuto, Owner of Borough Five Pictures. "TEAM MARCO is a coming of age story about technology, family and community. Staten Island itself has a strong sense of family and community ties, so what better way to showcase our town than in my first feature film."

Borough Five Pictures is a new independent film and television content Production Company based in the heart of Hollywood and in the great borough of Staten Island, New York City -- which is in the beginning stages of a creative and economic renaissance. Award-winning Executive Producer, Julio Vincent Gambuto leads the 5 year commitment for three feature-length motion pictures: "Team Marco," "The Julie Stories," and "Jack Be Nimble" - two of which will also be cut into independent television series pilots. For more information, please visit

Marco is obsessed with his electronics and hardly leaves the house. But when his grandmother dies and his grandfather moves in with his family, Marco's life is turned upside down and he's go play outside. When "Nonno" introduces him to bocce - the world's oldest game - and to the neighborhood crew of old Italian men, Marco finds connection to other people "in real life" instead of through his tablet and inspires a team of neighborhood kids to put down their devices and band together to take on his grandfather and his pals.

Remember The Sandlot? Team Marco is The Sandlot meets Cinema Paradiso - all for a new generation of kids and families. Team Marco is the story of a boy and his grandfather. Really, it's a story of friendship, community, and legacy.

Julio Vincent Gambuto is a writer/director for film and television. The son of a bus-driver-slash-bread-baker, "Julie" grew up in a large Italian family on Staten Island, where aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered often around Mom's seafoam-green formica kitchen table for "cake and coffee" - always an Entenmann's crumb cake - to tell stories, argue about the Mets, and bitch about the neighbors.

In 2017, Julio Vincent Gambuto launched Borough Five Pictures, a new independent film and television Production Company, based in Los Angeles and on Staten Island. Borough Five will make its first three feature films in the next 3-4 years.

Julio Vincent Gambuto served as a producer and show writer for the pilot and first and second seasons of Nickelodeon's hit new kids series, Paradise Run. The show, which shoots on the Big Island of Hawaii, follows three teams of two pre-teens as they tackle obstacles, puzzles, and games at the island's family-friendly luxury getaway, the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The show was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award in 2017. In 2015, he co-directed the feature film, Actors Anonymous. He also served as a writer for Behind the Lyrics, a television pilot which was awarded an Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2006.

Julio Vincent Gambuto grew up in Rossville and is a graduate of Staten Island Academy and Harvard University.

Sam Sandweiss is an award-winning producer and editor of feature films, shorts, and music videos. Most recently, Sam co-founded Godmother Industries (GMI) and produced their first horror/thriller feature film, Head Count, which is slated to start its festival run in late 2018. He is also a producer on the horror/thriller feature film 1BR, which is currently in post-production.

Early in Sam's career he attended USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where he studied Film Production and Interactive Media & Games. While at school, Sam's thesis film "Takanakuy" (dir. Austin Kolodney), was nominated for a Student Emmy for Best Comedy. After school, Sam worked at Breakwater Studios as their Head of Production where he worked on content for Syfy, Charles Schwab, Unity 3D and more. As a freelancer editor and assistant editor, Sam has worked for a variety of top brands including Amazon, ATTN, Caviar Content, Samsung, A&E, REI, Planned Parenthood, Roc Nation, Dun & Bradstreet, and many more.

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