Annunziato Carbone who was nearly not cast in “Tomorrow’s Today” joyously lights up the screen with his natural acting ability as his character, Tommy G wreaks unintentional havoc wherever he goes.
ABOVE: (C) Annunziato Carbone as Tommy G. scheming in Timothy Hines’ new comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
The world loves a natural talent; basketball has LeBron James, tennis Serena Williams, swimming Michael Phelps. Now movie audiences will have a reason to be all smiles because Hollywood has Annunziato Carbone.
“When I met Annunziato Carbone I felt his charisma instantly,” reflects director Timothy Hines, “Upon having him read for the major part of Tommy G. I realized I had that rare beast in my midst known as a natural. Baseball had them. The likes of Yogi Berra and Babe Ruth. And now the movies will have Annunziato Carbone. In the acting world there are at least a handful of movie superstars that stepped onto the screen without so much as an acting lesson. Stars like Brad Pit, James Woods, Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Evangeline Lily and Johnny Depp. All started without training.”
Above: “Tomorrow’s Today” producer Susan Goforth.
Producer Susan Goforth agrees, “The camera loves Annunziato Carbone. He’s immediately accessible. He’s in the Jimmy Stewart, Tom Hanks category of every man’s man. And he is one of the most genuine human beings I have ever worked with.”
Executive producer Dominick Martini adds, “Annunziato is a truly good guy and that comes across on the screen, which added a wonderful layer to his character Tommy G who is making a mess of things in “Tomorrow’s Today”.
ABOVE: “Tomorrow’s Today” cast and crew on set L to R: Dave Morrissey Jr. (Shakes), Executive Producer Dominick Martini (Big Angie), Greg Kritikos (Charlie Borakos), Director Timothy Hines, Domenico Del Giacco (Mikey Greco), Annunziato Carbone (Tommy G), Steve Michaels (The John).
Annunziato Carbone was almost not cast in “Tomorrow’s Today”.
“In pre-production when the film had a working title of “Charlie Boy” the previous director, actress Sean Young of Blade Runner fame, and who left the project for personal reasons, did not warm to Carbone,” explains director Timothy Hines.
Carbone was a newcomer.
Above: Director Timothy Hines staging a shot for “Tomorrow’s Today.”
Hines adds, “When I came on, my work was cut out for me. One of the first things I had to attend to was the casting that had just begun. When I came across Annunziato Carbone, there was something about his photo, his smile, that just made me want to retest him. I asked Sean why she didn’t cast him and she said she was worried about hs experience, which was zero training or previous credits. The veritable discovering him on a soda fountain stool situation. And lightening doesn’t strike that often. Sean was right to be concerned, because a newcomer without training, well, we’ve all seen that episode on American Idol. It usually is a train wreck. When he came in for the screen test he was jumpy, nice and very talkative. Like a man commenting on a noose arrangement that he might be about to be hanged in. But then he was instantly spectacular. I mean camera ready. Anunnziato’s Tommy G is the glue that holds the entire story together and Anunnziato carried it without a flinch.”
BELOW: Supermodel movie star Kelly Le Brock plays Donna, Charlie Boy’s ex-wife and friend to Tommy G (Annunziato Carbone) in the feature comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
“Tomorrow’s Today” is the story of Charlie Borakos, a former gangster who split from the mob when his negligence led to his son being killed. Through his grief, he embarked on a journey to right all his wrongs in a bid for redemption. When he reaches out to help his friend Tommy G, who’s life is threatened from gambling debts, but is more focused on how he thinks he looks like actor Tom Hardy, Charlie is pulled back into a confrontation with the mob, changing the entire community of Astoria, New York, forever.
IMDB Reviewer – Rehan Abbasi said, “At its core, Tomorrow’s Today is a film about family, loss and love and how people can come together even in the worst of circumstances to make the world a better place.”
“Tomorrow’s Today” premiered at the International Day of Comedy Film Festival in Los Angeles April 5th and has been garnering awards and accolades at festivals across the world. Currently “Tomorrow’s Today” is the winner of the Los Angeles Cinematography Award for Best Editor, Winner Best Producer and Winner Best Song, the Winner of Best Song and Best Producer at the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA), Best Ensemble and Official Selection at the New York Best Actor Award Festival, Finalist and Official Selection in the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Semi-Finalist in the Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA), and Official Selection in the iDoc Film Festival, 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival, New York Flash Film Festival, Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival, and the Marina del Rey Film Festival®.
ABOVE: L to R: “Tomorrow’s Today” director Timothy Hines, Academy Award nominee Burt Young, “Tomorrow’s Today” star Greg Kritikos and “Tomorrow’s Today” executive producer Dominick Martini.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kP59WVBcGWU
Annunziato credits his movie family for his performance in “Tomorrow’s Today”, “All the actors ad actresses I worked with gave me their love and helped show me the way to making my character come to life. I’ve never been in a movie and never took acting classes but the experience I had working with everyone was an education you can’t pay for.”
Carbone is cast along with original supermodel Kelly Le Brock who returns to the big screen with an emotionally stirring heartfelt special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new film, “Tomorrow’s Today”.
Kelly Le Brock, whom the phrase “Supermodel” was coined for, was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father and an Irish mother. Kelly Le Brock began her career as a model beginning at the age of sixteen. She has appeared on hundreds of covers and magazines including with Christian Dior. She became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models. Her motion picture debut was in the Oscar-winning comedy movie “The Woman in Red” (1984) opposite Gene Wilder. She has appeared in many films including the iconic comedy “Weird Science” (1985) with Robert Downey Jr., “Hard to Kill” (1990), “Wrongfully Accused” (1998) and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2001).
Ms. Le Brock was formerly married to actor Steven Seagal, with whom she has three children, Annaliza, Dominic and Arissa. She rarely returns to the screen and when she does it is a choice selection of role. Ms. Le Brock is a human rights activist who spends much of her time on her ranch in Southern California. She is an amazing woman/actress/model/mother, beloved by the world.
Forever humble, Carbone adds, “I thank everyone I worked with especially Dom Martini for giving me this chance, Greg Kritikos, because without him this movie would have never have come to be. And especially Timothy Hines for bringing the movie to life and for giving me guidance and working with a first time actor. I am forever thankful to the lovely producer Susan Goforth who built up my confidence with phone calls and love…thank u all.”
Annunziato Carbone said of his acting approach, “Timothy helped me with my approach to developing the character of Tommy G. I found personality traits that I related to. I love that Tommy G. is charismatic and always looks good and takes care of himself physically…always dappered up…nicely dressed and clean cut. Tommy G listens to freestyle music like TKA, Cynthia and Johnny O. When he’s in the clubs like I always used to be it would be house music or techno.”
BELOW: “Tomorrow’s Today” (Greg Kritikos), lecturing Tommy G. (Annunziato Carbone) about gambling in the upcoming comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
Carbone reflected further, “I have a very eclectic taste in music and a wide love of most music genres. I love 80’s hair and music-that’s what I grew up on; Ozzy, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden-and when I’m relaxing I listen to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin oldies and opera, so it was fun finding common ground with Tommy G. Also Tommy G’s cooking, LOLOL, that scene with the ready made dinner is amazing cause you know in real life I’m an amazing chef and tonight I’m actually gonna make fresh homemade mozzarella.”
Also in the cast with Carbone is legendary Academy Award nominee actor Burt Young (Paulie in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky”), delivers a strong performance. In Hines’ film Young plays Luca, the village sage who has his own painful past. It didn’t make it into the film that Luca, played by Burt Young is actually Tommy G’s father. And in another generation, Luca’s actions got Charlie’s father killed.
“I was sad that that particualr piece of backstory was cut, but it wasn’t necessary to the narrative and I had to be true to the story. And it was the right choice,” explains Hines.
Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (1971), “Across 110th Street” (1972), “Chinatown” (1974) and “The Gambler” (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin Mac in “The Killer Elite” (1975), and Young came to the attention of then newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law ‘Paulie’ in the 1976 Academy Award winning classic “Rocky” (1976).
ABOVE: Charlie Boy (Greg Kritikos), Joey “Shakes” Trikonis (Dave Morrissey Jr.) and Tommy G. (Annunziato Carbone) cook up a scheme in the upcoming comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five “Rocky” sequels to date. Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker Pigpen in “Convoy” (1978) in which the director homaged Young by having his character’s truck door read “Paulie Hauling”.
Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984), “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984), “Last Exit to Brooklyn” (1989) and “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999).
“Annunziato Carbone joins the film scene with an excellent base for an acting career,” adds producer Susan Goforth, “He is the successful owner and operator of a family construction, pool masonry and landscape design business. He is a world-class chef. He is a pillar of Franklin Square, New York. In all facets of life Nunzio is consistent, humble and true. I see him throwing out the first pitch at a Yankees game, he will be so adored for his role in this film.”
Upcoming screenings for “Tomorrow’s Today” in festivals across the globe include the Marina del Rey Film Festival® on July 18th 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater in Cinemascope,
Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival – July 23rd-25th,
Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival – July 31st,
New York Flash Film Festival – August 1st,
The 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival – August 28th-30th,
Los Angeles Cinematography Awards – January 2022,
Best Actor Award Film Festival – February 2022,
New York Cinematography Awards – March 10th, 2022.