Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The World Premiere of "Origami Deathmatch" in NYC

DATE: December 17th, 2007 
SUBJECT: World Premiere of "Origami Deathmatch" in NYC
(i.e. loyal fans of the RoMann Empire):
Great news!  Woo hoo!  My movie is finally done!
Find below the exciting press release for Origami Deathmatch, a comedy film I wrote, produced, directed, and co-starred in (along with 32 other actors) about an international origami competitionSeating is limited to 99, and we're already up to 85 reservations.  Unfortunately, due to the limited space for this premiere, seating is being reserved for cast and crew, immediate guests, and members of the media/industry.  If you would like to attend, send an email reply kindly explaining who you are and why you would like to attend.  You MUST be on the guest list for admission.
You can also read more about the film at www.IMDB.com and also www.OrigamiDeathmatch.com ;

Contact:  Monroe Mann        
646-764-1764 ( New York City)                                                                                                                     info@locodawn.com

  "I have to say, it's about time that someone ripped the lid off the whole sordid origami deathmatch situation… It's been going on too long."Lee Gomes, Wall Street Journal

Six World Class Folders… One Intense Competition 

of Monroe Mann's Hilarious Paper-Folding Comedy

A 40-minute not-so-short SAG film with over 30 comic actors, around 59 jokes, and AT LEAST 1.7 guaranteed laughs, guffaws, and giggles—spoofing some of the greatest movies and tv shows, including Rocky, Karate Kid, Princess Bride, Over the Top, Kindergarten Cop, Seinfeld, Law & Order, The X-Files, and more.
Comedy Greats Scheduled to Attend Include:

·       Sammy Petrillo (the world's most famous Jerry Lewis impersonator, and star of the 1950s cult classic, "Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla")
·       Joe Franklin (the  'king of nostalgia', and one of the most famous talk show hosts, and actors, of all time)
·       Rick Saphire (agent to none other than Jerry Lewis), and more!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2007, 6:15 – 8:30PM film; 8:30PM party
The Loco Dawn Films/Vensius Productions Christmas Party & Film Screening
At the Famous Two Boots' Pioneer Theater
( East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B)

"The Pioneer Theater is living proof that New York City still rocks. . . . . .the go-to place for young filmmakers whose movies are too wild and crazy. . . the Pioneer Theater has become something of a curator for [the new generation of inexpensive, digital movies] – New York Sun
"Much more fun than the Sunshine or the IFC or the Angelika." - New York Press "Best of New York"


Contact: Monroe Mann 646-764-1764

Comedy Legends Team Up With Generation X for New Comedy Film 

( New York City) Sammy Petrillo—best known for his resemblance to Jerry Lewis in the 1950s cult classic Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla—has teamed up with up-and-coming film maker and Iraq war veteran Monroe Mann to shoot a brand new ending to the film that has made Petrillo a cult star even to this day.

Petrillo and Mann are negotiating a co-production deal with Rick Sapphire, who is none other than Jerry Lewis' agent, and also with the ever-famous Joe Franklin, the 'king of nostalgia', who is a long-time friend of Petrillo.  Petrillo's current comedy partner Suzie Fiore will also appear in the film, as well as Mann, who is an actor himself.  Additional potential appearances include Mickey Rooney, and other Hollywood stars.

Petrillo, now in his mid-seventies, shot Brooklyn Gorilla when he was just 17, with his long-time comedy partner Duke Mitchell.  Together, the two became known as the world's best Lewis and Martin impersonators, and today, are still recognized as such.

Film critic Leonard Maltin says that "[ Brooklyn Gorilla] is always at the top of my list [of the best of Hollywood's worst].  It's not only got Bela and a gorilla, but it has two guys who were the poor man's Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis… They were a nightclub act that bore an amazing resemblance to Dean and Jerry.  It's a film you watch in utter amazement."

Petrillo will appear in this new ending co-written/co-produced/directed by Monroe Mann, 30, whose comedy film Origami Deathmatch premieres December 21st, 2007 at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater in Manhattan.  Mann is honored to include Sammy Petrillo, Joe Franklin, & Suzie Fiore as members of the attending audience for this world premiere.

The new ending to Brooklyn Gorilla takes place 50 years later.  Instead of it all being a dream, this ending plays with the idea that Sammy and Duke never got off the island, and that 50 years later they are still stuck there, in their seventies!  Even more strange, other stars over the years have also become stranded on the island, and they all have been unsuccessful in getting off—sort of like a Gilligin's Island of Movie Stars.

"Now I can be in a movie and be as old as my material," jokes Petrillo.  "Once I was the youngest has-been in show business; and now I can be one of the oldest!  This idea of a new ending is something Monroe Mann and I are really excited about; it's our brainchild.  A generation gap thing.  I just wish Duke were here to be in it too."

Mann says he's really honored that Sammy has put his trust in him.   Mann jokes, "And it didn't hurt one bit!"

Mann is currently also producing the world's first wakeboarding feature film that he co-wrote called "In the Wake" with producers Christian Barnes (National Lampoon's Cattle Call) and David Salzberg (The Perfect Game with Cheech Marin and Emilie de Ravin), as well as a horror film that he co-wrote shooting in Maine this spring that is based on a true story. Mann is also editing the world's first comedy documentary about the war in Iraq, shot entirely by Mann during his tour of duty in the middle east.

Thank you for all of your support!
-Monroe Mann
Staff Publicist
The RoMann Empire 
To contact Monroe Mann, either for comment or as a media interview, please call or email him. He is located in New York City, and available to the media.
**Remember... I'm the guy to call when you're ready to take control of your circumstances.** 
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-Monroe Mann
Founder, Unstoppable Artists, and the American Break Diving Association

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