Actor, director, singer, VO artist. () Screenwriter.
Producing Partner in Oroloro Entertainment, LLC, producing several modest budget films: Producing/directing the comedy feature, MEGABALL$, and co-producing the romantic comedy COMEBACK IN VIENNA, to shoot in Vienna, Austria. MEGABALL$ has been recognized by 31 film festivals, and COMEBACK IN VIENNA has been recognized by seven in just 100 days. COMEBACK is loosely based on a play I directed in NY in the late 1990's titled HOT PROPERTIES.
I am the 35th Shepherd (pres.) of The Lambs, America's first professional theatrical club, established in 1874, (www.The-Lambs.org), and am president of its Foundation (www.TheLambsFoundation.org).
I have been serving on the NY Board of SAG-AFTRA for 14 years and recently re-elected to another term.
My career began under the guidance of Fred Kelly, Gene Kelly's brother and early television director. It was Fred who taught Gene how to dance. I began writing after the urging of Matthew Broderick and Dustin Hoffman who sampled my work on the set of FAMILY BUSINESS. I consider that film my 'masters' in film, where I was getting acting tips from Dustin, and directing tips from the master, Sidney Lumet. Working next to Woody Allen for 4 months on SWEET & LOWDOWN was also a special experience.
I am a dual citizen of Austria; my family goes back hundreds of years with many artists and musicians in my family tree, and cousins in Austria and the region.
Winner Take All Thriller While a group of college students play one last game of woodsball, one by one each team is taken out, permanently, leaving one winner. *Woodsball is a paintball game where teams hunt each other in the woods. This property is for sale, minimum WGA rates apply; written by Joe Cirillo [WGA], Ralph Ciardulli and Marc Baron
MegaBall$ Comedy When a computer geek, determined to prove he can mathimatically predict winning lotto combinations, finds his plan has been finance by the Mob, he stuggles to beat the odds before his number's up. www.MegaBallsMovie.com
MegaBall$ Comedy When a computer geek, determined to prove he can predict lotto results, uncovers his plan has been bankrolled by the Mob, he struggles to beat the odds before his number's up.
Hot Properties Comedy ⋄ Romance An aging glamorous movie start has the surpise of her life when her actor-husband, long thought dead, turns up at a tribute to her career. Based on a stage play written by Richard Wolf; screenplay by Marc Baron and Richard Wolf.
Love of a Lifetime Comedy ⋄ Fantasy ⋄ Romance An angel wannabe is sent on his final mission to help two neighbor-couples resolve their marraige conflicts, only to find he is his own mission. Screenplay by Marc Baron, Joe Cirillo and Richard Wolf.
Blue Shirts Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical The story about one of the first Chinese American on the NYPD. A ficitonal tale loosely based on a real person. Screenplay by Joe Cirillo and Marc Baron
All My Children
Television by Agnes Nixon (Drama, Romance and Mystery) Actor Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.
Pioneers of Television
Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew This four-part documentary looks at some of the programs and stars from the early days of U.S. television. The segment on late night focuses on the vaudevillian origins of the genre and the Tonight Show, with its three early stars: Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. The episode on sitcoms focuses on the contribution of several classics from the 1950s and 60s including The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show and the Dick van Dyke Show. The segment on variety shows focuses first on the Ed Sullivan Show and the hosts ability to book acts that the audience wanted to see. Others include Milton Berle's show, Sis Caesar's Your Show of Shows, Red Skelton, Arthur Godfrey and many others. In the final episode, game shows are the focus. Early game shows had their origins in radio but hit a road block during the game show scandals where it was revealed that contestants were being given the answers to questions. The genre eventually re-established itself and made stars of many... Written by garykmcd
Film by Henry Bean (Drama) Actor "The Believer" explores a Jewish student's private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. "The Believer" examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole. Written by Joe Bloggs
Film by John A. Gallagher (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A young couple from the city takes a trip to the country.
Film by Joe Cirillo (Action) Actor, Writer, Producer A special diverse squad is assembled under the leadership of one of the first Chinese Americans to serve on the NYPD. and is deployed to combat the youth gangs of Chinatown. Follow the squad as they struggle in action sequences to find who the mysterious person is behind the Young Dragons, a gang terrorizing Chinatown. "Blue Shirts" is what the gangs called uniformed police officers. Written by IvanWong
Sweet and Lowdown
Film by Woody Allen (Comedy, Drama and Music) Miscellaneous Crew A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world. We follow Ray's life: bouts of getting drunk, his bizzare hobbies of shooting rats and watching passing trains, his dreams of fame and fortune, his strange obsession with the better-known guitarist Django Reinhardt, and of course, playing his beautiful music. Written by Martin Lewison <email@example.com>
Mickey Blue Eyes
Film by Kelly Makin (Comedy, Crime and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew An art-house auctioneer finds himself getting in deeper and deeper with the mob after learning that his teacher girlfriend is the daughter of a major mobster. Things get worse when a godfather decides to launder his no-talent son's gory paintings through the art house and gets the FBI into the picture. Everything then falls apart when the son is accidentally shot. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York Cop
Film by Tôru Murakawa (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and Toshi soon become friends, although Hawk's second-in-command, Tito, is suspicious of the newcomer. Will Toshi be able to bring the gang down, or will his cover be blown before he can finish the assignment? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Film by Alan Rudolph (Mystery and Thriller) Actor Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically abusive husband. His wife Joyce has, on a number of occasions, expressed her intention to kill him. One night when all three are at the fair, Joyce has a row with James, and Cynthia helps James back to the van. But later he was found dead... Written by Sami Al-Taher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film by Andrew Bergman (Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather. When Sabatini makes Clark an offer he can't refuse, he finds himself caught up in a caper involving endangered species and fine dining. Written by Scott Renshaw <email@example.com>
Film by Sidney Lumet (Comedy, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily disinterested.... Written by Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television by Daniel Pyne (Drama) Actor Ground-breaking cinema verite police drama in which two sets of partners drive the Newark graveyard shift, encountering an ever-shifting landscape of characters while musing on the murkiness of life, race, religion, fertility, and lunch. Written by Anonymous
The Secret of My Succe$s
Film by Herbert Ross (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York. On his first work day in New York, he is fired in a hostile take-over and learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his distant uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Brantley sees how poorly the company is being run and decides to create a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, to influence and improve the company's operations. Soon things get unexpectedly out of hand, not in the least because of his aunt, his girl and leading a double life. Written by watzdabigdeal
Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Austin After Dark Film Fest
2nd Place (MegaBall$) Florida Comedy Film Fest
Pitch Now: Top-10 Comedy (MegaBall$)
Finalist (MegaBall$): Filmatic Comedy Contest
Quarter Finalist (MegaBall$) Write Movies (Winter)
Lionshead Film Fest - Finalist (MegaBall$)
Las Vegas Screenplay Contest - Finalist [MegaBall$]
Hollywood Hills [MegaBall$] Finalist
Filmmakers Int'l Screenwriting - Finalist [MegaBall$]
Filmatic Drama Screenplay Contest - Finalist [MegaBall$]
Filmatic Comedy Screenplay Contest - Finalist [MegaBall$]
Film Daily - Finalist [MegaBall$]
Die Laughing - Finlaist [MegaBall$]
Semi-Finalist ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition (MegaBall$)