Dig the above photo--a lovely grouping capturing literally ALL of us who attended at Deauville. The handsome little boy is my son, Lorenzo De Felitta. The beautiful little girl belongs to our executive producer Militun Gatsby. This was taken the night of our premiere.
Click here for some AP wire images of our opening night.
I'm having trouble locating the French press on our movie--is it because the language eludes me? If anyone can turn up reviews or feature pieces (and I know they exist) I'd love to have the links forwarded to me...
And finally--mega-bigtime thanks to the indespensible (and mysteriously named) JC--a faithful reader who turns up stuff that eludes even I, the Phillip Marlowe of Youtube. CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR PRESS CONFERENCE. Yes, I agree JC: too short and the French translations a bit long. But we were in the midst of a heavy press day so the the somewhat abortive end came as something of a relief. Most importantly, this video captures the professional show-biz debut of my son. Watch as they announce Andy Garcia and a five year old walks out instead of the star of our movie. Then Andy shows up and picks him up for the world paparazzi to get a good, long look.This cameo was a last minute inspiration on Andy's part--and I'm afraid it might have been one of those never to be taken back moments where somebody's life changes forever: later that night, I told Andy how much my son loved being on the stage being photographed and he said: "I'm like the neighborhood pusher--giving the kids a shove down the wrong path". My son was marvelously unfazed by this experience and, I fear, rather liked it: later that night, at the premiere, he watched the movie and kept casting sideways glances over to Andy who sat next to us. It was as if he was asking: "There he is on the screen...there he is in person...how the hell does this movie stuff really work?"