Above: Nicky Sunshine and Teddy Smith in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today.”
In the new comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”, professional stand up comic and actress Nicky Sunshine plays a hard working woman from Astoria who inherited a Pizza Parlor and a ton of debt from her recently deceased husband.
Nick Sunshine is the multi talented actress that hosts “Waking Up with Sunshine” on 108 SOUL, The Soul Of New York and she plays a tough Pizza Parlor owner in Astoria in Timothy Hines’ new film, “Tomorrow’s Today.”
“Tomorrow’s Today” will play in the Marina Del Rey Film Festival, L.A., on July 18th at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater in Cinemascope and among the ensemble cast, actress and radio host Nicky Sunshine brings an uplifting performance to the film.
ABOVE: “Tomorrow’s Today” Annunziato Carbone (Tommy G.) with Taneesha (Nicky Sunshine) in the new comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today” about a man trying to reform his life when he collides with another on a self distructive path but they wind up robbing a liguor store.
“I adore Nicky,” beams “Tomorrow’s Today” director Timothy Hines. “She is such a pleasure to work with. Anything I ever do I will invite her on my sets. She is cool and edgy and smart and kind. When I first met her at a reading for “Tomorrow’s Today” she was so funny I practically choked on my coffee. There is a truth in her work that is rare. It is instant and visceral. She exudes an underlying humanity that suggests she’s got her eye on things and is watching out for us.”
In “Tomorrow’s Today”, Nicky Sunshine plays a hard working woman from Astoria who inherited a Pizza Parlor and “a ton of debt” from her recently deceased husband. “Her performance is sublime,” says producer Susan Goforth. “Nicky brings something special to “Tomorrow’s Today”, and I am sure it is in no small part due to the fact that Nicky is a constantly working professional standup comedian as well as a very talented actress.”
Timothy Hines’ “”Tomorrow’s Today”” is written by Frederick Stroppel and is a comedic recovery story about Charlie, a hopeless grifter trying to reform his ways, who collides with his loser friend named Tommy G who thinks he’s a dead ringer for Tom Hardy. They rob a liquor store to pay a gambling debt to a mob boss; only to find out the store is owned by the mobster! The more they try to fix it, the more it unravels as an innocent widow and her son are dragged into the mob boss’ focus.
ABOVE: Supermodel movie star Kelly Le Brock plays Donna, Charlie’s ex-wife who shares his grief for their son Adonis who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the upcoming motion picture “Tomorrow’s Today”.
The cast of “Tomorrow’s Today” is led by stand-up comic/actress Joanne Scorcia who was the last comic to headline at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles before it had to shutter its doors due to COVID-19. The cast includes Dave Morrissey Jr., Annunziato Carbone, Nicky Sunshine, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Teddy Smith, Heather Cole, Colin Buckingham, Dave Cremin, George N. Mikedis and Greg Kritikos.
Original supermodel Kelly Le Brock has returned 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.
Also putting in a beautiful special appearance is legendary Academy Award nominee actor Burt Young (Paulie in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky”), who delivers a powerful special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new comedy feature film, “Tomorrow’s Today”. In Hines’ film Young plays Luca, the village sage who has his own painful past.
ABOVE: Burt Young in a scene from “Tomorrow’s Today”. Young plays the community sage trying to make amends for his own dark past.
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).
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”.
Above: In “Tomorrow’s Today,” Julio (Adam Gabel) (L) is questioned about a liquor store robbery by mobster Vinnie Gallo, (Colin Buckingham) (R). Dominick Martini (C) plays Big Angie the mobster.
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).
Nicky Sunshine is a stand up comic, producer, improv artist, and writer. She began her formal theater training at Northwestern University. While in Evanston she wrote and produced her own skits for the African American Theater Ensemble. During her junior year of college she studied at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. While there she helped form the German based R & B group “KJ-19”. As a lead vocalist she landed a featured appearance on John ‘The Scatman’s single ‘The Chickadee Song. Sunshine speaks Spanish and German fluently and has been awarded numerous scholarships for her language ability including a stay in Caracas, Venezuela. Nicky enjoys mimicking accents and dialects. Her unique presentation of characters won her an honorable mention in “NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity” competition and Stand Up New York’s ‘Music is a Joke series.
ABOVE: Northwestern Alumni, New York Actress and Standup Comic Nicky Sunshine plays the hard-working, pizza-spinning Taneesha in the upcoming comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
Director Timothy Hines said of Nicky Sunshine, “I was immediately taken with Nicky. She was consummate,” beams Hines. “I had her read the part of Taneesha and there was no doubt from the moment she began.”
Joanne Scorcia adds, Nicky Sunshine worked at the great comedy clubs in New York. She’s the real thing.”
ABOVE: Director Timothy Hines lines up a shot in filming Nicky Sunshine in the comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”.
As a voice over artist Nicky Sunshine has recorded numerous commercial spots for companies such as Thierry Mugler, Google, Target, and Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way Foundation. Her ‘The Truth Is campaign for the New York Times aired during the 2017 Oscars.
Ms. Sunshine’s self written one woman show ‘Confessions of a Massage Parlor Madam was performed at ‘The Producer’s Club in March 2017 to a sold out crowd. She was also a cowriter and actress for the web series ‘D.Lemon in the Morning which starred Ilana Glazer of ‘Broad City, Hannibal Buress ‘Spider Man, Charlemagne Tha God of ‘Power 105.1, Jon Laster ‘Rolling Stone Magazine cover, Phoebe Robinson ‘Two Dope Queens and Damien Lemon of ‘Comedy Knockout on’TruTV. Nicky is also the co creator of the foodie web series, ‘Lets Get Greedy which has achieved over a half million views on Youtube. The show also airs on ‘Manhattan Neighborhood Network in NYC.
Above: “Tomorrow’s Today,” executive producer Dominick Martini on set.
Executive producer Dominick Martini says of Ms. Sunshine, “Nicky is class all the way. She brings a confidence and a state of calm everywhere she goes. I was deeply impressed with her work in “Tomorrow’s Today”. I can’t wait to share her with the world.”
Nicky Sunshine has performed in numerous off Broadway productions including the ‘Vagina Monologues at New World Stages, ‘Yo Soy Latina, and ‘Platanos and Collard Greens. She has starred in and produced countless comedy shows at venues like Carolines, Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, Funnybone, and Broadway Comedy Club. She was also showcased on Nick Cannon’s ‘Fresh Faces at Gotham” Comedy Club.
Ms. Sunshine has been a professional improv artist/actress with a security clearance for 15 years. Her skills have been utilized by the US government to train managers in national security and scientists at the National Institute of Health. She has also appeared in the independent film ‘Diamondz in da Ruff. Nicky made her reality show debut in July 2017 on FYI Network’s ‘A Question of Love for 10 episodes.
“Nicky Sunshine’s Taneesha is a real gem in “Tomorrow’s Today”,” adds producer Susan Goforth, “I am particularly pleased with how Nicky’s character relates to the audience the main theme of the movie as well as our love for Astoria, Queens.”
“Tomorrow’s Today producer Susan Goforth on location.
“Tomorrow’s Today is executive produced by Dominick Martini, produced by Susan Goforth with Greg Kritikos.
“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®.
“Tomorrow’s Today will play Saturday July 24th at eh Spring Grove Caledonia Film Festival presented by Katie O’Regan with special guests, Daniel Baldwin, Ed Asner and Timothy Hines.
“Tomorrow’s Today Official Trailer Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kP59WVBcGWU
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.
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