Scenes from the film to be shown at Rockland
Filmakers Screenings, Rockland Community College, October 3rd,
FILMMAKERS brings filmmakers from Rockland County together for screening, sharing, discussion, and collaboration.
While it has been awhile we have been busy with post
production work. You may be wondering what is taking so long - as
you know we have a dream and each of you assisted us in fulfilling
that dream by volunteering to assist us in the making of Delilah
With little funding which was exhausted, early on we did capture
what we needed for the film. The post production work began when
filming ended, we have had some bumps and snags but have continued
on and will have a final cut of the film as soon as possible.
Join us on Sunday, Oct 3rd (2-4pm) at Rockland
Community College for a screening of Never Before Seen rough
cut scenes from "Delilah Rose" written & directed
by Ric Pantale. The run time is about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Admission is free.
For fans, supporters and other persons wishing to
attend, it would be helpful if you can respond so we have a head
count. Please come out and show your support. We are hoping to
get some much needed press from this and the numbers attending
will only help.
Looking forward to hearing from you, but most of
all seeing you on Sunday. October 3rd! Please
contact us if you're
planning to attend.
Elvis Spotted in Piermont
Local legend Ric Pantale makes his
first feature film
By LISA SAUNDERS
Time to put the rumors to rest:
No, it wasn’t actually the King’s ghost inhabiting
The Castle of Piermont in May. It was just an Elvis impersonator
recently released from a mental institution, a guy also pretending
to be a government agent tracking terrorists in order to impress
local charmer, Delilah Rose.
Kathy Gardner / The Journal News
From left, actor Paul Borghese of Tappan, director Ric Pantale of Valley
Cottage, and actor Big Jim Wheeler of Nyack, discuss the logistics of a
scene they are about to shoot in Piermont for the independent movie "Delilah
Rose." The romantic comedy is being made by Piermont Pictures, the
celebrated village video shop owned by Pantale.
Well, sort of. Actually, it was
actor Jim Wheeler of Nyack and the cast of the independent dramatic
comedy Delilah Rose (delilahrosefilm.net). Wheeler, whose
credits include The Manchurian Candidate, was playing the character
of Big Al, complete with full Elvis getup and sideburns. Starring
alongside him was former Tappan resident Paul Borghese (The
Sopranos, Law & Order, and Trans America). The
two strolled around the grounds of the grand 1845 home, built for
Eleazer Lord of the Erie Railroad, which acts as a rooming house
for Wheeler’s mentally unstable Al.
Cottage Man Shoots
First Feature-Length Film
Actors Mercedes Kent, left, Big Jim Wheeler of
Nyack and Paul Borghese of Tappan discuss the logistics
of a scene they are about to shoot Monday in Piermont for the independent
movie Delilah Rose. The romantic comedy is being directed by Ric
Pantale, who is the owner of Piermont Pictures Video, a celebrated
By GERALD MCKINSTRY
THE JOURNAL NEWS
PIERMONT — With a script in hand, Ric Pantale
stood next to two actors on the grounds of the village's castle
and went through some dialogue.
The actors, Jim Wheeler and Paul Borghese, exchanged
a few ideas with the Valley Cottage man, moments before cameras were
set to roll.
take me pages and pages to really get you up to speed on this
project from the beginning, so I will try to just focus on some
of the important points and turning points.
working on this script so long ago that I have lost track of
when it started.
came together slowly and in spurts, but Ric’s enthusiasm
and confidence never wavered. Casting discussion ran the gamut
from the girl down the street to the Hollywood A list. ....