Directed by Dale Fabrigar
Written by Marc Paoletti
Produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis
Starring Eric Roberts, Christopher Dukes, Madison Ekstrand
Best Short Thriller, New York Movie Awards
Best Short Thriller, Venice Film Awards
Best Short Thriller, Milan Gold Awards
Best Short Film, Hollywood Gold Awards
Best Quarantine Short, Pumpkin Head Awards
Finalist, Vegas Movie Awards
Director Dale Fabrigar and Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions were producing horror anthology segments for a TV pilot being pitched to Netflix and other streaming services. Dale and I have worked together in the past, and he asked me to contribute.
As often happens in Hollywood, the script needed to be done yesterday. I wrote it quickly (but carefully), and production was greenlit.
Dinner Rush tells the story of Richard DeMarco, who is in for a rude awakening when a lunch meeting with a local crime boss turns deadly. It features mobsters, demons, and Eric Roberts. You're welcome, America.
By the way, that's me lunging in pic #8, cast as a demon. Red eyes, sunken cheeks, pale flesh, fangs... no CGI or makeup. Just how I look in the morning.