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 nearly 30 feature films 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 NBC/Universal, Anchor Bay, Millennium Entertainment, Cinedigm, Screen Media Films, Vivendi Entertainment, Green Apple Entertainment, Midnight Releasing, Fabrication Films, Cardinal XD, 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 serves as chairman of the historic Paramount Theater in Middletown, NY, 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, The Great Fight, Scavenger Killers, An Affirmative Act, Price For Freedom, Rock Story, Snapshot, Bleeding Hearts, 12 Angry Men and Women, O.B.A.M. Nude, Joker’s Wild, iMurders,Kinky Killers, The Grand Theft, Fake, Hospital arrest, Renaissance Man, American Brawler, 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.
Dr. Francine Del Vecchio
Filmmaker & Writer...Professor & Literacy Expert
A graduate of Columbia University Teachers College’s doctorate program in education, Francine Del Vecchio is a full-time professor of education at Caldwell College, after having previously taught at Columbia. At Caldwell College, Dr. Del Vecchio not only teaches a slate of graduate and undergraduate classes each semester, but she also created and operates the school’s Literacy Instruction Center, a program that provides opportunities for children from surrounding communities to build reading and writing skills. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing the college’s master’s degree program in literacy and currently serves as its coordinator and advisor to all of its students. Dr. Del Vecchio is a nationally recognized expert in literacy, and frequently presents at conferences across the country.
Dr. Del Vecchio co-wrote the screenplay for The Drum Beats Twice, a movie starring several recognizable actors including the late Charles Durning (Tootsie, The Sting, O’ Brother Where Art Thou). And she has served in a producer capacity for nearly a dozen other movies starring several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees—films all written/produced/directed by her husband, Kenneth Del Vecchio, a prolific filmmaker who is also a best-selling author and former judge. Mr. Del Vecchio is also the founder and chairman of one of the world’s largest film festivals, Hoboken International Film Festival; Dr. Del Vecchio is actively involved with that business, serving as an assistant director and jury member.
Francine and Kenneth Del Vecchio have a son, Mario, and the family lives in Wayne, NJ.
Christopher S. Lind
Director, Cinematographer & Editor
Vice Chair – Hoboken International Film Festival
Currently a senior at William Paterson University, Christopher S. Lind has already worked on several feature and short films – and in varied capacities. He served as director, cinematographer and editor for the Kenneth Del Vecchio film Joker’s Wild, starring Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Martin Kove (The Karate Kid). For the Kenneth Del Vecchio/Dylan Bank film Rock Story, which stars Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”), Mandy Bruno (Emmy nominee), Robert Bogue (“Guiding Light”), and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts among others, Chris served as director of photography and associate producer. On another Del Vecchio/Bank movie, Captured Hearts, which stars Academy Award nominees Charles Durning and Robert Loggia, Lind served as an editor of the flick and also as art director and SFX make-up artist. He also holds an associate producer position with Justice For All Productions, and is a vice chair for Hoboken International Film Festival.