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PROJECTS

NEW

Dramatic short about a father’s struggle to integrate his son back into family and society after his release from a state psychiatric hospital for a thwarted school shooting.

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Matthew

 

Dramatic short about a father’s struggle to integrate his son back into family and society after his release from a state psychiatric hospital for a thwarted school shooting.

Director Matthew Servitto (Actor The Sopranos, Banshee) 

Original Screenplay Tom Slevin

Cast Brian Keane, Zachary Zamsky, Ezra Knight, Louisa Erlich, Kim Yancey Moore, Matthew Palumbo, Robert Palumbo and Maria-Christina Oliveras 

Executive Producers Robert Palumbo and Tom Slevin 

Producer Christopher Pasi 

Status Festival Submissions

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“Start Again” by Griffin Berger

Singer/songwriter Griffin Berger from Jacksonville, FL wrote original music for “Matthew.” See the music video Uncle Johnny Productions produced above for his new song, “Start Again.”  

Status Produced - Available now on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music

IN DEVELOPMENT

Shanghai-La (most annoying)

Satirical Short Film

 

In the twisted world year of 2038, a former charity worker must end a disturbing human experiment at a living community where each week people vote on the most annoying person to kill.

Status Pre-Production

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3 Siblings

Movie

 

Drama that explores the relationship between 3 adult siblings who join forces to right a wrong committed against their family as teens and set in motion events that may change their lives forever. 

Status Pre-Production

 
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ABOUT

Born and bred in New Jersey, Uncle Johnny Productions is an independent entertainment company specializing in the development and production of quality content for various formats – film, television, and video. Uncle Johnny Productions is named after a relative who is loved by everyone. And like your favorite uncle, we love a good story. That’s why we are committed to creating art that arouses emotions through relatable characters and extraordinary situations, presenting an opportunity to look at the world in a different way.

UNCLE JOHNNY PRODUCTIONS
A place for storytellers and their stories

FOUNDERS

Cousins Tom Slevin and Robert Palumbo, united by family and a love of impactful storytelling, founded Uncle Johnny Productions in 2020 to create films that spark debate and challenge the audience to see things differently.

Robert Palumbo

Founder and Executive Producer

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Robert’s passion for acting and filmmaking began right after college with acting classes that led him to perform in theater, commercials, and an improv group. For a time, acting gave way to a successful career in sales. Now, Robert continues his acting classes with film coach, Eric Reis, in New York and has returned to the industry he loves with a commitment to developing and producing moving work that is relatable and thought-provoking to his audience.

Tom Slevin

Founder and Executive Producer

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With a nagging interest in screenwriting that wouldn’t go away, Tom sought out every online and written resource that could help him hone his craft. The self-taught screenwriter penned his first screenplay while running a successful leasing business. That first script (a comedy) gave rise to many others and was the spark that prompted him to join with Robert. Now, he has the ability to take his scripts from thought to visual stories and provide that same opportunity to other promising filmmakers.

Uncle Johnny

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The centerpiece of every family gathering, Uncle Johnny is the uncle everyone wishes they had. Always with a great story and always willing to listen to yours, he is both family and friend and the inspiration behind everything we do.

 
 
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FESTIVALS/PRESS

FESTIVALS

Oniros Film Awards

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New York International Film Awards

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We are so excited to announce that we have won Best Short Film for the Oniros Film Awards and the New York International Film Awards!

Cannes World Film Festival 

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New Jersey Film Awards

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We are thrilled to have won Best Drama Short for the Cannes World Film Festival, New Jersey Film Awards and Jersey Shore Film Festival!

Jersey Shore Film Festival

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Los Angeles Film Awards

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We are so grateful to have won Best Inspirational Film for the Los Angeles Film Awards! 

Austin Revolution Film Festival

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We are so excited to have won Director's Choice for the Austin Revolution Film Festival! 

Garden State Film Festival

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We are so stoked to have won Best Homegrown Short for the Garden State Film Festival!

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 

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We are so excited that Griffin Berger's song, "Start Again," won Best Song for the Garden State Film Festival!

UNCLE JOHNNY IN THE NEWS

​Watch our interview at the Garden State Film Festival!

 

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GALLERY

BEHIND THE SCENES OF MATTHEW

MATTHEW FRIENDS AND FAMILY FILM PREMIERE

 

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NOTES

A story of dark intentions and second chances, “Matthew” appealed to Director, Matt Servitto, because it “searches for hope in the context of one of the most grim realities of our modern world – school shootings,” Servitto said. “We hope the film will spark discussion about what drives young people to commit these acts and what we can do to prevent them,” Servitto said.

 

CONTACT

Uncle Johnny Productions

2 Tempe Wick Road

P.O. Box 342

Mendham, NJ 07945

robert@unclejohnnyproductions.com

973 479 9876
 

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