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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

Project Summary

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.

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