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DEAD ON ARRIVAL Q&A

With director Stephen C. Sepher, actor Lillo Brancato, and actor Chris Mulkey on Friday 3/23 @ 7:15pm and Saturday 3/24 @ 7:15pm

Q&As with the film's director Stephen C. Sepher and star, NY actor Lillo Brancato (A Bronx Tale), and actor Chris Mulkey on both Friday 3/23 @ 7:15pm and Saturday 3/24 @ 7:15pm. They will be accompanied by Rory Fradella (producer), and Nazo Bravo (co-producer/role of Detective Naroyan).

Inspired by the 1950s classic noir thriller D.O.A., Sam Co llins (Billy Flynn, Days of Our Lives) is a pharmaceutical sales rep who visits Louisiana to close the business deal of a lifetime with Dr. Alexander (Billy Slaughter, The Magnificent Seven) at a lavish New Year’s Eve party where he meets an array of characters that include Hans Dunkel (Chris Mulkey, Whiplash) a vaccine skeptic, Bonnie (Scottie Thompson, 12 Monkeys) a party host with ties to the underworld and other colorful guests. The next morning Sam finds himself poisoned with no apparent antidote. With less than 24 hours to live, and no one to trust, he turns to local girl Jesse (Christa B. Allen, Revenge) for help. Sam and Jesse wind up caught in deadly web, running from a crime mob (Lillo Brancato, A Bronx Tale) (Stephen C. Sepher, Heist), police detective (D.B. Sweeney, Taken 2), and a dirty sheriff who wants him dead.

Lillo Brancato

Lillo Brancato was discovered while swimming at Jones Beach by talent scouts who were searching for Robert De Niro lookalikes. It was his impersonation of De Niro from TAXI DRIVER (1976) that won him the role of young Calogero. At four months of age, he was adopted and subsequently raised in Yonkers, New York.

Brancato acted in three films in the mid-1990s, prior to joining the cast of THE SOPRANOS. In A BRONX TALE in 1993 he played the main character Calogero 'C' Anello, a teenager torn between his father and a mob boss who befriended him as a kid. He also starred alongside Gregory Hines, Danny DeVito, and Mark Wahlberg in RENAISSANCE MAN (1994). In 1995, he played alongside Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman in CRIMSON TIDE.  In the second season of HBO's hit show THE SOPRANOS, Brancato starred as Matthew Bevilaqua, a young mobster associated with Tony Soprano's crime syndicate.
 
In DEAD ON ARRIVAL, Brancato plays Zanca, a deadly mob enforcer who's a fish out of water in the swamps of Louisiana.