Dreaming of Staten Island

Dreaming of Staten Island

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 in Two Family House

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 […]

De Felitta has stage ‘Buddy’

De Felitta has stage ‘Buddy’

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 in Two Family House

By Gordon Cox [From Variety.com] Filmmaker Raymond De Felitta may be making a bicoastal awards-season push for his indie dramedy “City Island” — but he’s also got a legit project gaining momentum. De Felitta penned the book to “Buddy’s Tavern,” a tuner with songs by composer Kim Oler and lyricist Alison Hubbard, based on his […]

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta on ‘Two Family House’

INTERVIEW: Raymond De Felitta on ‘Two Family House’

Posted on Nov 1, 2000 in Interviews, Two Family House

[From Contactmusic.com] Writer-director Raymond De Felitta used his own determined Italian-American uncle as the inspiration for Buddy Visalo, the luckless blue-collar dreamer who takes one last shot at following his heart in the life-affirming, Americana-lite comedy “Two Family House.” “About the first of the movie is a true story about my Uncle Buddy,” the filmmaker […]