Mob movie shot in Monroe stars local actor Joey Ambrosini

MONROE, CT — Joey Ambrosini, a Monroe indigenous, continues to construct upon his resume as an actor. In his most recent movie, Ambrosini stars in “The Jackpot Hit”, a crime thriller about two crooks who workforce up for a massive score. The duo comes up with a unsafe approach to hold up the regional mob’s card game.

The movie, scheduled to premiere on YouTube on May perhaps 13, 2022, is now in write-up-output. There was a person working day of taking pictures in North Haven, but most of the movie was shot appropriate right here in Monroe.

“Having this motion picture shoot in Monroe, for me, was a 1 of a form experience,” Ambrosini reported. “I set a great deal of time and perseverance into producing this tale and playing my character, which helps make this job quite distinctive to me — and Monroe, remaining the city I was raised in, will generally have a particular spot in my heart, so pursuing my enthusiasm in my hometown is like no other.”

Ambrosini, whose credits incorporate screenwriter and producer, performs the purpose of Billy.

“My character, Billy, is incredibly daring but incredibly cocky,” he claimed. “I believe he’s rather the conflicted type as the movie goes on, mainly because he’s hoping to do a million points at when to get this mission accomplished, which necessitates him to motivate his spouse and to just occur off as this dude who you need to concern.”

The solid for “The Jackpot Hit” involves a further notable Monroe determine. Tony Spera, the son-in-law of famed ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren and a paranormal researcher himself, plays as Raymond.

“My character, Raymond, was the mob manager — a real neat person,” Spera stated. “It was a complicated portion, only for the reason that I know that there is no these factor as ‘the mob’. Fully grasp?”

Apart from acting, Spera has been planning for “Warren’s Seekers of the Supernatural Paracon”, an event enabling men and women to perspective haunted artifacts. It is scheduled for Oct. 29 at the Mohegan Solar in Uncasville, Conn. For tickets, simply click listed here.

Rounding out the cast for “The Jackpot Hit” is Keont’e Collins (“Massacre Manor”) as Jacolby, David Torres Jr. (“Hocus Pocus 2”) as Gussy, Tommy Fury (“The Harvard Psychologist”) as Carlo, Chris Baldyga (“Mr. Birthday”) as Chuck, Halle Curley (“Black Vulture”) as Desiree, Adrianna Medina (“Evil Life Right here: Shadows of Death”) as Maria, Tony Grano (earth championship boxing legend) as Sal, Alessandro Molluzzo (“The Bitterman”) as Vincenzo, Eric Morin (“Burial Ground Massacre”) as Bruce, Steve Galluzzi as Jack, and John Bellonio as Angelo.

“Being Jacolby was a really motion-packed encounter,” Collins explained. “I was able to be driving the camera as effectively.”

The motion picture is directed by Michael Giovannini (“Pay Day”) and the distributor is Giovannini Productions. The generation firm is Gruemonkey.

Tony Spera plays Raymond, the mob manager in the new movie, “The Jackpot Hit”.

“It has been a good expertise directing ‘The Jackpot Hit’,” Giovannini reported. “I have acquired so a lot above the previous two months and I am extremely thrilled for the ultimate item. This is just the starting for me and I am really self-confident that this film will raise the bar I set for myself as a filmmaker.”

Samonek explained, “producing this movie has honestly been terrific! Anyone below has been really good. Michael Giovannini produced the movie times go by pretty effortlessly with the enable of Joey Ambrosini as very well.”

“Everyone on set has actually proven me they are heading somewhere,” he stated. “They are extremely passionate about what they do and are truly likely to transfer ahead in the movie market in strategies under no circumstances before viewed. I just simply cannot hold out for this to occur out.”

Backgrounds of the solid

Halle Curley has been connected for roles in quite a few initiatives these kinds of as “Breakup Alli”, “The White Queens Army”, and “Witches of the Hollow”, all productions by Carly Starr.

Adriana Medina is established to participate in a job in Joel Roman’s “The Port”, which is dependent on real activities.

David Torres Jr. has roles in several forthcoming projects established for release. Two of which are also in the criminal offense genre. He performs Stefano “Smooth” Esposito in Joseph McGee’s “Tony Martone”, established to premiere on July 8, 2022. He also performs Nicky B. in Robert Curreri’s “Cadillac: A Mobster Fairy Tale” with a release day soon to be identified.

At any time because his very first appearance as a on line casino patron in the movie “Vault” in 2018, Ambrosini has busily crafted up his resume as an actor. He played as a person of Santa’s elves in “My Adventures with Santa” in 2019, ahead of landing his to start with talking part in a element film as Perry in “Burial Floor Massacre” last yr.

This calendar year, Ambrosini reprised the role of Perry in the “Burial Floor Massacre” sequel “Damon’s Revenge”. Other recent film credits incorporate roles in “Drowning in Secrets” and “Junkyard Dogs” and Ambrosini is associated in 7 movies in pre- and write-up-creation.