Joe Gulla's SLEEPING WITH THE FISH to Receive Film Adaptation
Fusion Box Films has begun pre-production on the film version of Joe Gulla's award-winning, nationally produced short play, "Sleeping With The Fish". Joe Gulla and Fusion Box's, Francesco Cordaro will direct.
"This is the first time a film version of one of my plays is being produced. So, obviously, I am incredibly excited! 'Sleeping With The Fish' is one of my most successful plays and a real crowd-pleaser! I was honored and complimented when Fusion Box Films approached me about making it a film! They feel the same way I do! It's just so, well, 'goddamn cinematic'!"
"Sleeping With The Fish" tells the story of goodfellas, Don and Ron. After disposing of their "friend" and mafia colleague, Don and Ron take time to evaluate the status of their own "relationship".
Gulla sums it up: "It's basically 'Brokeback Mountain'... with a lot more lasagna! Ha!"
"Sleeping With The Fish" will hit the National and International Film Festival circuit in 2019.
Joe Gulla is regular performer at New York City's legendary Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. As a playwright, he's best known for his award-winning plays, "The Bronx Queen", "Garbo" and "GAY.PORN.MAFIA". As an actor, Joe starred on then NBC reality series ,"LOST". He is also featured on HBO's "The Deuce" this Fall. Joe's Website: JoeGulla.com
Fusion Box Films is an award winning Production Company based in New York. Merging a focus on professionalism and artistic excellence, they have created narrative, and documentary film, television, music videos, commercials and promotional films. Their filmmakers have worked with stars like Mark Ruffalo, Lady Antebellum, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, just to name a few. Their award winning team has had their work and collaborations shown nationally in top tier film festivals, and on major networks and platforms like NBC, ABC and Hulu. Fusion Box Films is run by siblings Francesco and Andrea Cordaro. To learn more and to see their films visit FusionBoxFilms.com.
As a Director, Francesco Cordaro has created films for The Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford (featured as a segment on NBC's The Today Show). As a cinematographer, Cordaro has worked with stars like Bone Thugs and Harmony, and Natalie Merchant. As an editor, he worked with Hulu and Live Nation for their series "On Stage", creating a documentary portrait on MAJOR LAZER and VR. He also edited a documentary for Lady Antebellum on the making of their 2017 album "Heart Break". Cordaro is currently developing an international photography series, as well as a feature-length screenplay.
Andrea Cordaro is a film producer, and actress. As a producer, she was recently awarded a grant by Avengers directors Anthony and Joe Russo for a documentary film on the importance of food traditions through the story of cannoli. Described as "Fiery and talented" and "a young promising Sophia Loren", she was most recently on stage alongside Tony-Nominated Lou Liberatore, in "Gay. Porn. Mafia", the Audience Award Winner at the 2018 Downtown Urban Arts Festival. Her television credits include Comedy Central's The Onion Sports Dome, and The Chew. She is a proud member of New York Women in Film and Television.
Photo Credit: Stephen Mihalchik