New York City's most famous and powerful nightclub gatekeeper, Trevor W., has somehow managed to lose his job at the door - but can't shake the documentary film crew following him. Trevor will play tour guide on his awkward journey down to earth as he comes to terms with his ego, identity and career options.
The Doorman continues its smash festival run:
Montezuma Film Festival 2007
Montezuma, Costa Rica
November 1-5, 2007
Marbella International Film Festival
Festival Internacional De Cine De Marbella
October 5-7th, 2007
Warsaw International Film Festival
Warszawski Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy
October 12-21st, 2007
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Mostra Internacional de Cinema
October 19-November 1st, 2007
Sao Paulo, Brasil
Torino Film Festival
November 23-December 1st, 2007
LUCAS AKOSKIN (TREVOR W.) Early in his career Akoskin worked as an actor in several Argentine hit television shows. As producer he won a prestigious "Fundacion Huesped" award for his involvement in the hugely popular sporting event, "Futbol Por La Vida" which was broadcast live.
In addition to developing THE DOORMAN with creator Wayne Price, Akoskin has also produced and Directed a number of promotional video spots for Italian laptop company Flybook and Renova Black a high end personal products company from Portugal.
Last year, he was instrumental in setting up the The Costantini Latin American Film Fund in partnership with the Weinstein Company. Films already in various stages of production include
"Cronicas de una Fuga" from director Adrian Caetano; "La Misma Luna" from Patricia Riggen; "Tropa de Elite" from writer Braulio Mantovani ("City of God") and director Jose Padilha.
Akoskin recently produced "Terra Shorts" a series of short films for Terra Networks. Each film is directed by a latino film maker in there native counrty including Oscar-nominated Guillermo Arriaga, Jorge Furtado, Gary Alazraki, Leonardo Bechini and Andi Baiz. Actors involved include Alice Braga, Jose Maria Jazpik, Iliana Fox, Angie Cepeda, Gaston Pauls and Akoskin himself.
MATTHEW MABE (STANLEY) won a Drama Desk award for his powerful role in the off-Broadway drama, COBB. He has graced the stage in several shows off-Broadway, including Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, ONE MILLION BUTTERFLIES, and NASTY LITTLE SECRETS, and was cast by Kevin Spacey in the Broadway rendition of O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH. In his first foray on screen, Mabe won critical praise for his lead role in Mora Stevens' political-romantic comedy, CONVENTIONEERS, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival.
PETER BOGDANOVICH (HIMSELF) is a legendary filmmaker whose film THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) was named to the AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time. Among his many other award winning films are TARGETS, PAPER MOON, WHAT'S UP DOC? and MASK. As an actor, Bogdanovich has a recurring role on HBO's hit series, THE SOPRANOS.
THOM FILICIA (HIMSELF) is an award-winning interior designer, named one of House Beautiful's Top 100 American Designers. His New York-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc., specializes in both residential and commercial products, with a range of high-profile clients in the fashion, entertainment, media, real estate, and finance industries. His designs have been featured in major publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, W, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, Details, Out, and Cargo.
Weekly, Thom stars as the interior design specialist on NBC/Bravo's Emmy Award-winning QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY, for which Thom was also honored with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program.
DENISE QUINONES (HERSELF) was crowned Miss Universe in 2001 - the first Puerto Rican to win the contest on her homeland. She recently starred in the New York world premier of "Ana en el tr—pico," the Spanish-language version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play ANNA IN THE TROPICS by Nilo Cruz, and will be seen this season in a recurring role on the WB Network's BEDFORD DIARIES.
AMY SACCO (HERSELF) The striking blond owner of hipper-than-thou nightclubs Lot 61 and Bungalow 8 is this generation's Queen of the Night. She has recently branched into restaurants with Bette.
WAYNE PRICE (WRITER-EDITOR-DIRECTOR) has directed several short films and music videos. "Spiritual People," for Grammy Award-winning Arrested Development front man, Speech, went Gold in Japan and the video aired on MTV. Wayne has also shot and edited concert videos for several of the world's top music talents, including Outkast, 311, and Brazilian Girls. He's a graduate of Cornell University's Filmmaking program.
BRIAN DEVINE - GIGANTIC PICTURES (PRODUCER) recently produced THE SUITOR directed by Julia Solomonoff (SISTERS) which premieres nationally on PBS in October 2005. Previous to this, Devine produced COSMOPOLITAN (PBS - 2004) with a screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan (MONSOON WEDDING), directed by Nisha Ganatra (CAKE with Heather Graham) as well as several other narrative projects for PBS.
Devine is in post-production on writer/director Jeff Lipsky's second feature FLANNEL PAJAMAS starring Justin Kirk (ANGELS IN AMERICA, WEEDS) and Julianne Nicholson (LITTLE BLACK BOOK). Devine's recent feature SATELLITE directed by Jeff Winner premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Festival. Devine is developing Emily Hubley's Sundance Lab project, THE TOE TACTIC as well as several additional feature film projects.
Gigantic Pictures' sister companies include the Gigantic Artspace, a fine art gallery in Tribeca, the indie record label Gigantic, Gigantic Studios, a state of the art recording facility, and Gigantic Brand, a retail store.
JONATHAN GRAY (PRODUCER) began his producing career with the award-winning short film EMILY'S LAST DATE, directed by Michael Clancy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and garnered Best American Film at the British Short Film Festival, as well as Best Film awards at the Albany, Atlanta, Houston, Long Island, New Haven, and New Orleans film festivals. Gray has produced numerous other shorts, including A TASTE OF EARTH (1997 Sundance Film Festival) and RUBEN (1999 Sundance Film Festival), and has made the leap to features with FLANNEL PAJAMAS.
Jonathan is a partner in the entertainment law firm of Spinak & Gray in New York City and is the former chairperson of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Motion Pictures.
MEVLUT AKKAYA (PRODUCER) has had films screened in such respected film festivals as AFI Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, Kino International Film Festival, Oceanside Film Festival, and the L.A. International Film Festival. He is the current producer of several independent feature film and commercial projects, including FOLLOWING BLISS, COLA TURKA (starring Chevy Chase), DEATH BY COMMITTEE, ABSOLUTE TANGERINE, OVER-HEARD and TOSS UP (distributed by Warner Bros.).
Mevlut is the founder and director of the Digital Film Academy, New York Turkish Film Festival and Artistic Director of the NY Brazilian Film Festival. He is also founder and president of Maya Entertainment Inc.
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