Showing posts with label ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST FILM FESTIVAL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ATLANTIC CITY CINEFEST FILM FESTIVAL. Show all posts

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Keith Collins In Atlantic City

In its 9th year the 2016 Atlantic City Cinefest continues to be one of the top most premiere film festivals in the state. This weekend Atlantic City prepares for a weekend of film October 14th, 15th & 16th. Actor / Producer Keith Collins known for cult hits like ("The Jersey Devil", "The Meat Puppet", "The Coffee Shop") has had much success with his films shown at the festival many of which have been signed to distribution deals in major retail outlets, VOD and theatrical.

Collins, one of last years honorees with a Lifesaver creative growth award is back at the Cinefest this year with three projects he produced "The Atlantic Motel" starring Dan Grimaldi ("The Sopranos"), AJ Mattioli's "Words" and "Larger Than Life: A Boyband Story" Starring Edvin Ortega ("Orange is the New Black"). "The Evangelist" a psychological thriller that Collins stars in premiered last year and is being released worldwide in 2017 by ITN Distribution. Two big projects Collins recently completed with colleagues Doug Bollinger ("Waltzing Anna") and Cory Green ("The Jersey Devil") are the highly talked about thrillers "The Samaritans" and "Rock Paper Scissors" which will also have their run at a later date at the Cinefest as well. The festival gets thousands of submissions each year.

This year Atlantic City Cinefest will present more than 50 feature, short and documentary films from around the globe. Lifesaver award recipients this year are Scott L. Schwartz who played Bruiser in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen" along with Emmy Award Winner Blanche Baker, who will host a Saturday night screening of the cult classic, John Hughes' “Sixteen Candles.” Baker, daughter of Oscar-nominated actress Carroll Baker, plays Ginny in the film, Molly Ringwald's older sister. Other Lifesaver winners in the past have included Chris Mulkey ("Boardwalk Empire"), Kevin Smith, Brian O'Halloran ("Clerks"), Dominique Swain ("Face/Off", "Lolita"), Martin Kove ("The Karate Kid"), Joe Piscopo ("SNL") to name a few. We hear the festival vip celebrity hotspots this year are Dusk Night Club in Caesars Casino and the closing night soiree at the famed AC Irish Pub.

For the full festival lineup and how to attend go to

Photo Coutesy Of: Steve Mack

Tuesday, October 06, 2015



"The straightest people can be the most twisted"

Keith Collins With Doug Bollinger, Samantha Artese And Michael Billy

The psychologically disturbing new Thriller feature film "Clean Cut" will have its highly anticipated World Premiere at the 8th Annual 2015 Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival. "Clean Cut" will be Premiering at the historic Dante Hall Theater on North Mississippi Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ on Sunday October 18th 4:30PM. The film boasts one of the most stellar ensemble casts assembled and a original story so shocking it will keep your mind filled with paranoia for weeks.

From Multi-Award Winning Actor Keith Collins ("The Meat Puppet","Gravedigger"), the profound ink of two-time NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone ("Stuck in the Middle","The Jersey Devil") and the guitar strings of legendary rock musician Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal ("Guns N' Roses") comes one of the most damaging tales of fear ready to unfold in Atlantic City!!

"Clean Cut" tells the story of Bill Horton who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of the Evangelist, killing those who he finds wicked and evil and leaving a bible by their bodies. Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper, a psychiatrist, who discovers Bill's dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance. But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.