De Felitta is a noted jazz pianist and composer who has made several CDs, including one of his original compositions, “Movies Til Dawn”, and a solo piano tribute to jazz piano great Earl “Fatha” Hines, titled “Fatha’Land.”
De Felitta has recently published his first book. “City Island and Two Family House: Two Screenplays (and too much information on the making of two independent films)” contains the complete scripts of both movies as well as extended essays on the financing, making and selling of each film.
Raymond De Felitta’s long-running blog, “Movies Til Dawn”, is devoted to analyzing old movies, unearthing Hollywood history, celebrating jazz artists and studying all things New York City related. The archives also contain complete behind-the-scenes video histories of the shooting and post-production of “City Island” and “Rob The Mob”.
Check out his recent posts HERE.
(Reposted from the New York Times) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Don’t look to Richard Dreyfuss to defend Bernie Madoff. Dreyfuss, who plays this rapacious investment guru in ABC’s miniseries “Madoff” (airing Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. EST), isn’t about to plead Bernie’s case. “But actors don’t only play people they approve […]
(Reposted from the Director’s Guild) by ANN FARMER Not only does having a single director on a miniseries assure a unified vision, it can help the logistics of a complicated production. We asked five solo directors to describe their experience doing it all. A smoke machine wasn’t enough for Raymond De Felitta. While directing a […]
The new book by Raymond De Felitta is now available! Pick it up on Amazon today! “City Island and Two Family House: Two Screenplays” (and too much information on the making of two independent films) by Raymond De Felitta Two Family House introduces you to Buddy Visalo, a frustrated factory worker who can’t get over […]
By CARL KOZLOWSKI [From Breitbart.com] Amid a spring movie season awash in mega-budgeted, big-studio releases, only one film has consistently shot up the box office charts week after week – rising more than 200 percent last weekend alone. That film is the delightfully funny movie “City Island,” starring and co-produced by Andy Garcia, and as […]
By Richard Natale [From the Los Angeles Times] It’s as if you can hear Frank Sinatra crooning “My Way” in the background as “Two Family House” writer-director Raymond De Felitta discusses his circuitous route toward becoming a working filmmaker–a route that ended up being very personal. “There’s no real way to break into Hollywood,” De […]
By John Horn [From the Los Angeles Times] Even in the annals of dumb crooks, Tommy and Rosemarie Uva weren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. In the early 1990s, the young Queens couple decided to stick up Mafia social clubs. In the abstract, the choice of location made sense. The clubs were filled with […]
“BOOKER’S PLACE” ON DATELINE
Watch Dateline NBC’s 5-part special devoted to story of the movie, “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story”.-
DEMOCRACY NOW APPEARANCE
Raymond De Felitta appears on “Deomcracy Now” to discuss “Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story.”-
THIS WEEK IN MOVIES
Raymond De Felitta discusses “City Island.”-
“CITY ISLAND” INTERVIEW
Raymond De Felitta discusses his upcoming movie on-set.
RAYMOND DE FELITTA & ANDY GARCIA ON FILM
Discussion with Raymond De Felitta & Andy Garcia about film.-
“ROB THE MOB” INTERVIEWS
Raymond De Felitta, Ray Romano & Andy Garcia discuss “Rob The Mob”.-
“ANATOMY OF A MOVIE”
Sara Stretton interviews Raymond De Felitta.
“LOVE & THE GUN”
Official music video from “Rob The Mob” cowritten by Raymond De Felitta.-