An Affirmative Act
"Kenneth Del Vecchio's An Affirmative Act is Academy Award bound"
- CBS's TV.com
"[An Affirmative Act] is a masterpiece of artistic commentary."
“This important film is timely, relevant, and compelling."
"A riveting courtroom drama guaranteed to inflame the passions of the masses"
"An Affirmative Act is a groundbreaking film...Geniuses are behind it."
Screen Media & NBC Universal
A slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: Terry and Samantha Succi aren't the man and woman that they purported to be... Terry and Samantha married under false pretenses, ignoring state law that discriminates against homosexual partners and prohibits them from receiving the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Now the Governor, in an effort to protect his politically necessary anti-gay marriage bill, secretly arranges for a quick slap-on-the wrist plea offer that will ensure both a guilty plea and a fast end to the case. Terry and Samantha, though, decide to fight the fight and enlist the unlikely representation of self-absorbed, but respected attorney John DeMine. What ensues is a massive media covered courtroom battle, with equally divided views...and equally plotted acts of legal - and illegal - warfare. After a violent invasion into Samantha and Terry's home by a fringe right- wing outfit, the case is closed to the public and the courtroom becomes a stage of safety - and justice. One affirmative act, deciding not only the fate of the womens freedom, but also the governor's bill and one of the most controversial issues facing the United States, will be had in this courtroom. One affirmative act - of justice, or maybe not.
Eric Etebari ( Celluar; Witchblade; 2 Fast 2 Furious)
Charles Durning (2- time Academy Award/ 4-time Golden Globe/ 9- time Emmy winner & nominee)
Costas Mandlyor (Saw 5; Saw 6; Beowulf; The Pledge)
Robert Colhessy ("Boardwalk Empire"; "Oz"; The Interpreter)
Blanche Baker (Emmy Winner; Sixteen Candles)
Thomas G. Waites (And Justice For All; The Thing)
Justin Deas ( 6 time Emmy winner)
Jackie Martling (Sirus Radio Personality; Formerly - The Howard Stern Show)
Randy Jones ( Cowboy - The Village People)
Rachel Robbins ( O.B.A.M Nude; Screaming Dead)
Written & Produced By:
Kenneth Del Vecchio
Co- Executive Producer:
KENNETH DEL VECCHIO
Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker & Best-selling Author
Film Festival Chairman & former Judge
“As usual, Mr. Del Vecchio was larger than life.”
-The New York Times
Kenneth Del Vecchio is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has written, produced and directed over 30 movies that star 100+ film and TV stars, including multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees. His films are distributed through industry leaders such as Sony Pictures, NBC/Universal, Anchor Bay, Millennium Entertainment, Cinedigm, Screen Media Films, Vivendi Entertainment, Green Apple Entertainment, and E-1 Entertainment. He has starred in numerous movies, as well. Mr. Del Vecchio is founder and chairman of Hoboken International Film Festival, called by FOX, MY and other major media "One of the 10 Biggest Film Festivals in the World." He also is the author of some of the nation’s best-selling legal books, including criminal codebooks published by Prentice Hall and ALM. A best-selling criminal suspense novelist, he penned his first published novel at only 24-years-old. In addition, he is a frequent legal/political analyst on Fox News and other major networks, and he is the owner of the Criminal Law Learning Center, where he has taught thousands of police officers and lawyers…And he is a former Judge, who also has tried over 400 cases as a practicing criminal attorney.
Kenneth Del Vecchio’s filmography includes: The Life Zone, Scavenger Killers, An Affirmative Act, Price For Freedom, Rock Story, The Savant, Snapshot, Bleeding Hearts, Cries of the Unborn, Blue Lives Matter, O.B.A.M. Nude, Joker’s Wild, iMurders, Kinky Killers, The Grand Theft, Fake, Hospital Arrest, Renaissance Man, The Great Fight, 15 Rounds, Four Presidents, Puppets, Aberrant, Real Gangsters, Three Chris’s, Alone in the Dark 2, The Drum Beats Twice, Pride & Loyalty, Tinsel Town, Here and There, The Crimson Mask, and Rules For Men. His novels are Pride & Loyalty, Revelation in the Wilderness, and The Great Heist (his most recent novel). And his legal books include: Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes (national criminal codebook), New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, New York Code of Criminal Justice: A Practical Guide to the Penal Statutes, and Test Prep Guide to Accompany New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, with numerous others in the works.