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World Premiere of "The Grievance Group 2: The Pardon" Marks Former NY Giants RB Brandon Jacobs Film Debut
originally published: 05/01/2015
(Mt. Laurel, NJ) -- Rob Hawk and Chris Cardillo present, “The Grievance Group 2: The Pardon”, an action-packed blockbuster soon to be released and starring former NY Giants running back Brandon Jacobs in his first movie as the leader of a militant army trying to protect his community. The world premiere will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00pm at the Levoy Theater, 126-130 N. High Street in Millville, NJ.
"The Grievance Group Part 2 'The Pardon'" picks up from the original Rob Hawk film "The Grievance Group" about a group of vigilantes who join a small support group and eventually track down individuals who have done wrong to their families.
Directed by Rob Hawk, the film stars Jefferson Sanders, Cabrina Collesides, Gina Marie Scholl, Chris Cardillo, Ignacyo Matynia and Doug Pickard and features Brandon Jacobs as "Willow". Chris Cardillo, Executive Producer, co-wrote the film with Rob Hawk. To purchase tickets, click here.
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About Rob Hawk
Born and raised in New Brunswick New Jersey, Rob ventured into the entertainment business first as a hip hop artist and break dancer at the early age of 10 years old. After receiving a standing ovation at his middle school talent show, Rob realized that the entertainment industry might just be his calling. Over the years, Rob has traveled the world producing music for talent ranging from underground artists to chart-topping celebrity stars. Some of his credits include multi-platinum recording artists Ashlee Simpson, PM DAWN, 98 degrees, C & C Music Factory, Christina Aguilera, and Nicki Foxx.
In 2007, Rob decided to take on the challenge of writing, shooting, directing, and editing movies and began making a name for himself in the film industry. In addition, Rob has worked on or alongside many television sets, including the Sopranos, Law & Order, and Gossip Girl. Rob's latest accomplishment was working with horror actor Tyler Mane (Michael Myers of “Halloween”) in "TAKE 2:The Audition", a film Rob wrote, directed and filmed himself. Today, the name “Rob Hawk” is well-known to industry insiders, as he continues his journey through the entertainment industry, with several film titles set to be released world-wide and many more already in development.
About Chris Cardillo
Chris Cardillo started his career in the entertainment industry as a recording artist. After achieving success for his lyrical abilities, Chris was asked by music producer and rising film producer, Rob Hawk, to read for a small part in an independent film. The test scenes were posted online and received incredible feedback from industry professionals. As a result, Chris was offered a lead role in "The Grievance Group," a new project by Rob Hawk, and also asked to co-write the script. Chris has since completed three independent films with Rob ("The Grievance Group: Life for a Life", "The Grievance Group: The Pardon", and "Take 2) and will be featured alongside singing sensations Kristinia DeBargeand MTV's Jenni JWoww Farley in the forthcoming film, “The Mint Movie”.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert At NJPAC
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert. Don’t miss the fourth installment of Harry Potter in Concert when NJPAC hosts the full-length film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle’s masterful score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm.
Hopewell Theater To Celebrate Halloween With Fright Fest Week of Horror Films
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- For an entire week, Hopewell Theater will celebrate Halloween with, Fright Fest, a mini fest of classic Halloween horror films from October 25 - 31, 2018. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen.
"Mother Of All Secrets" To Screen At Golden Door International Film Festival
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The Golden Door Film Festival is hosting a red carpet screening of the female-led thriller, Mother of All Secrets, on Friday, September 21 at Landmark Loew’s Theatre with several stars in attendance. The movie, which was entirely shot in Bermuda, stars Emmy award-winner Kate Mansi, Top Gun star Kelly McGillis, Real Housewives of New York LuAnn de Lesseps, Brooke Burfitt and local Jersey actor Sean Stolzen.
Golden Door International Film Festival To Present A Screening of "The Pretender"
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- One of the most popular sports films in history is Rocky - a film that mirrors the real life experience of professional boxer Chuck Wepner from Bayonne. A new independent film called The Pretender takes viewers inside the life of Mike Kunda, a “Rocky” fanatic since the movie’s release nearly 40 years ago. The film explores Mike’s fascination with the Rocky Balboa character and how it continues to impact his life, and the lives of others, in interesting and unimaginable ways. The film screens as part of the Golden Door International Film Festival on Sunday, September 23rd at 12:00pm at the Landmark Lowe’s Jersey Theatre (54 Journal Square Plaza) in Jersey City, NJ.
Hopewell Theater Offers Crybaby and Family Matinees
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- Hopewell Theater is presenting a special monthly movie matinee, “Crybaby Matinee” just for parents and little ones. Toddlers as well as babes-in-arms, infants in strollers and carriers are all welcome to attend. These special Thursday morning screenings offer a sensory-friendly environment – lights are turned up, sound is turned down, and talking and noise is allowed. Latecomers are admitted and guests can move around. The matinees are a fun and affordable option for families, tickets are $6.00 and babes-in-arms, infants in strollers and carriers are admitted free. Hopewell Theater is also offering Saturday “Family Matinees” one Saturday a month, featuring screenings of new and classic films that families with older children can enjoy. Tickets are $6.00 per person.
Michael Gallagher’s terrific comedy Funny Story Premiere’s at the Fall 2018 New Jersey Film Festival this Friday, September 14!
Michael Gallagher’s terrific feature Funny Story Premiere’s at the Fall 2018 New Jersey Film Festival this Friday, September 14!
The Luring: Fear & Neurosis In Vermont
“As a kid, I was always drawn to the darkness,” said filmmaker Christopher Wells. “I’d think, ‘Why can’t monsters protect me? If I’m friends with the monsters then I don’t have anything to fear.’”
A few weeks ago the body of a 14-year-old schoolgirl was discovered around the corner from where I’m sitting writing this review. Within hours of the tragic discovery, two 13-year-old boys had been arrested. The police had their work simplified by a series of damning posts across social media which pointed to the guilt of the boys in question. Increasingly, when young people go missing or have their lives taken from them, police investigations are now focused more on trawling through the victim’s internet history in search of clues rather than the pavement pounding of old.
REVIEW: "The Children Act"
Earlier this year saw the release of On Chesil Beach, an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel centered around a wealthy musician who can’t bring herself to have sex with her husband. Now we get The Children Act, an adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel centred around a wealthy musician who can’t bring herself to have sex with her husband. Both are scripted by the novelist himself, and both suggest McEwan should stick to the literary world.
New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 Preview
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 runs from September 14 to October 26 on the Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, NJ. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries, the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 will feature over 30 film screenings. The Festival runs on select Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings. For the complete schedule visit www.NJFilmFest.com. Here is a look at the screenings for September.