Everyone raves about TINSEL TOWN. TV Guide Online writes "The film tackles the deeper issues of man's hidden desires." Soap Opera Update calls TINSEL TOWN a "stylish crime thriller" and Soap Opera Digest tags it a "legal thriller." Soap Opera Weekly advises that "Tinsel Town will treat audiences to new views of [actresses] Ilene Kristen and Eileen Fulton."
Somewhere in the industrial Northeast lies a decaying community where crafty crooks and ruthless cops fight for supremacy. It's not in any guidebook. It's not on any map. And it's not in California. But it is TINSEL TOWN. From the mind of writer/director Kenneth Del Vecchio, TINSEL TOWN re-invents everything you thought you knew about the crime thriller genre. The film features a cast of veteran character actors and young, charismatic future stars. Their ranks include:
Paul Taylor ("As the World Turns" 2002 Emmy Nominee)
John Palumbo ("Oz")
Eileen Fulton ("As the World Turns" - 2004 Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award)
Ed Fry ("As the World Turns")
Ilene Kristen ("One Life to Live" - 2004 Emmy Nominee)
Marshall Hilliard ("Guiding Light")
Chuck Zito ("Oz")
Ra Hanna ("Oz")
Conor Dubin (CBS’ Close to Home)
Johnny Williams ("GoodFellas," "Honeymoon in Vegas")
Mylika Davis ("Far From Heaven")
Gene Terinoni (HBO's "The Wire" )
Cracker Jack (Paul Taylor) loves money. He's spent his whole life stealing it. Now this suave criminal mastermind is about to make money - from scratch - with help from his car thief buddy, Beat Town Billy (John Palumbo), and their strange crew of underworld foot soldiers. Jack poses as a corporate attorney and dupes his new "boss" (Eileen Fulton) and her top security operative (Johnny Williams); from them, Cracker Jack and his crew heist the paper that stands behind the sacred dollar bill.
Jack's counterfeiting scheme will make him rich, as long as the cops don't find out. But keeping a secret this huge will not be easy. Jack's lifelong nemesis, Tinsel Town's corrupt chief of police (Gene Terinoni), is watching his every move. So is FBI agent, Hal McNamara (Ed Fry). And Jack's girlfriend, Lilian Bestaway (Sharon Avendano), just happens to be a cop. She also happens to be something he could never fathom. Her secret, though, is revealed in a bizarre, twisted, fire-blasting ending-right along with the secrets of all the other corrupt Tinsel Town characters. The final mystery: who gets the money?
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.