Bill Connington, one of the stars of the comic film THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE appeared at the NewFilmmakers Film Festival (www.newfilmmakers.com) at the famous Anthology Film Archives, on Manhattan's hip Lower East Side. Also in attendance were Michael L. Cooper, and Elizabeth Pojanowski. Cooper is the producer of the film ZOMBIE in which Connington starred. Pojanowski is Connington's cousin, and is seen as one of the most important rising young opera singers today. (www.elizabethpojanowski.com)
Bill Connington (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316434233) is known for his portrayal of a mild-mannered serial killer in the film ZOMBIE. It won "Best Short Film (Horror)" at the Washington DC International Film Festival, and is up for 5 awards at the Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia, where it will screened on October 27th. (http://www.terrorfilmfestival.net/)
Connington has won several awards for his acting and writing of ZOMBIE. (www.zombiethefilm.com, www.zombietheplay.com) The film was screened recently at the Shriekfest International Film Festival in Los Angeles (www.shriekfest.com), and the Williamsburg International Film Festival (www.willifest.com), in hip Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Patrick Lee of Theatermania has written, "Connington is a riveting performer." Journalist Patrick Halliday has called his work "thrilling."
THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE stars Connington, Juliette Bennett (www.juliettebennett.com), and Anthony Haden-Guest. It was directed by Thomas Caruso, who also directed Connington in the film ZOMBIE. The composer of the film is Deirdre Broderick. In addition to the NewFilmmakers Film Festival, THE THORNHILLS OF PARK AVENUE has screened at the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival, The Long Island Film Festival, The Gold Coast International Film Festival, and the NYC Picture Start Film Festival so far.
NewFilmmakers Film Festival screens in both New York, and LA. Barney Oldfield, the Chairman of Anthology Film Archives, and the founder of NewFilmmakers, hosts the screenings in New York. In addition to promoting the work of established and emerging filmmakers, the company has an online distribution service for industry professionals. (www.newfilmmakers.com)
Michael L. Cooper, Bill Connington
Elizabeth Pojanowski, Bill Connington