Michael Cole Dinelli is not only an award winning videographer/director/editor he is also an award winning writer/director/ and actor. He has worked with such great luminaries as Al Pacino, Frankie Valli, Danny Ailello, and Dustin Hoffman. He received a Theatre World award for his adaptation and direction of the Off-Broadway production, "An Evening of Gershwin and Oddest". His Los Angeles productions include " High Tension in The Tropics” “The Donut Shop, “Cash Deal”,” Magic Morning In Miracle Manor” and “The Soliloquy of Bernie Ludd" which was produced through the Actors Studio, and won him Dramalogue Award and “Intimate Apparel”, produced at Theatre 40. His screen credits include the soon to be released “Burning Down The House” starring John Savage and David Keith, “The Pitchman’s Kid”, Little Tokyo, and “Philly Pine”. He was a writer on the short-lived C.B.S.series “Dellaventura starring Danny Aiello. And has also written for Law and Order. He has written music videos for Bon Jovi. Reba McIntyre, and Anne Murray.
Unique traits: Certified by Final Cut Pro, Sony, Canon, Avid. Member of Actors Studio. WGAw, EQUITY, SAG-AFTRA
Film (Biography, Drama and Romance) Actor Inspired by true events, DEFEATED is an amazing romance/drama. The film takes you on a journey that follows the life of a model (Stephanie). She struggles to find true love & contentment after suffering a traumatic childhood experience. Stephanie must cope & confront her past, regain her self-value and deal with her life issues - in order to find happiness. DeFeated is a unique film, being inspired by true events, which makes the movie chilling and awe-inspiring. The film is filled with shockers and unraveling moments from her past. Written by Joe Garland
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Two low-level wiseguys forced to kill their boss' rivals, in order to save their own skins, find a possible shot at survival in a bowl of baked ziti.
My Brain as a House
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer The artistic side of the brain struggles to pay rent to the personality, the narcissistic side is busy staring in the mirror, and the subconscious is waiting to come in.
Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A gripping intense and surprising film in which a woman, chained to a basement wall and forced into unbearable humiliations by her captor, a rough ignorant hillbilly, tries to delay the inevitable by revealing the intimate details of her sexual history. Written by Anonymous
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Road to Los Angeles
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Western) Actor Gold has been found not far from a place known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles and now the world begins to rush in and stake their claim. An adopted son of Los Angeles, Dallan Love under the tutelage of his uncle finds ways to find cooperation with the overflowing transplants. But a local vagrant, Joaquin looks to disrupt Dallan's attempts, leading the new fragile town on a road to possible chaos. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Thriller) Actor An ambitious and lonely Police Officer is offered the chance to become a Detective - all she has to do is convict the criminal she loves.
Mad Mad Michael
Film (Short, Biography, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer A privileged white man is reared by a knowledgeable poor black maid. The 13 minute short takes one on an interesting social and emotional roller coaster.
Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Cinematographer An affluent man receives a Rolex as a gift for his birthday but it goes missing during the party. Who could have taken it?
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Short Film: Established professional finds himself dealing with permanent blindness after an accident.
A Song for Obama
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Bred in the Bone
Film (Drama) Actor John Palmentario is desperate NOT to follow in his father, EUGENE'S, footsteps... NOT to make the same mistakes. At 34, John, looks back on his life as a paid thug who won't kill or carry a gun and realizes that his life is not such a far cry from that of his father's. John buys a ring and tells his best-friend and assistant, ANDY, he's ready to quit and marry his girlfriend, GIGI. Stunned, Andy convinces him to do just 2 more jobs so that he can get settled but John 's life is suddenly turned around with the appearance of a mysterious, Mexican, CRUZ. Can John make the choices to change his life, or is it BRED IN THE BONE? Written by Stan Harrington
Film (Short and Drama) Writer A rainstorm is moving into the central part of Georgia. Harry Wolf and Jack Diamond, two salesmen-con-artists from the east coast, are headed back to their motel, in the boondocks after hitting pay dirt; they sold eighteen thousand dollar cash deal to an elderly widow. Harry, "The Wolf" an older salesman, and somewhat of a legend in the business is lost in thought after a heart attack scare in the middle of his pitch, while Jacky, the young upstart is gloating over their recent stroke of luck. There is no love lost between Harry and Jacky; Harry thinks the kid is an arrogant punk. But Jacky is thrilled to be working with the greatest salesman in the biz. The heart attack causes Harry to reassess his whole life realizing what a waste it's been. He tries to teach this kid a sense of ethic by confiding his wisdom and opening his personal life to him. But it all falls on deaf ears. Broads, cars, and money are all this kid cares about. Harry is becoming less and less patient stuck in this ... Written by Anonymous
Burning Down the House
Film (Comedy) Writer A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie. Written by Anonymous
Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Actor In the future, Mars has been colonized. A martial artist arrives to investigate what happened to his brother. A powerful mining company is the prime suspect.
Television (Drama) Writer Dellaventura is a former cop, now a private eye, who helps people when the law can't.
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The Fanelli Boys
Television (Comedy) Actor Recently widowed Teresa Fanelli is leaving Brooklyn for Florida but her adult boys move back in. Frankie is a ladies man, Ronnie failing in school. Dom works scams while Anthony runs the family business. Uncle Angelo is a priest.
TV Movie (Drama) Actor High school dropout Jimmy McCusick goes to prison for robbery; after suffering a gang-rape and then drawing the attention of a hardened life-term convict, he is put in protective confinement. Upon being paroled he finds himself unable to hold onto either his girlfriend or his job. Parole officer Andy Driscoll must find a way to keep Jimmy from sliding back into crime. Written by scgary66
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