The Projectionist

Movie Projectionist who is a frustrated actor sees himself in classic films. He eventually gets his wish and ends up in film, Twilight Zone style.

  • Greg Pursino
    Directed three cable shows I hosted. Crossfire Cinema, Long Island Filmmakers and What's Up Greg. These shows were seen on Long Island, NY
  • Greg Pursino
  • Linda Pursino
  • Francis Leik
    Key Cast
    "Jerry Dean"
  • Greg Pursino
    Key Cast
    "Boss Larry"
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital & Red
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Long Island Fillm Expo
    Bellmore, NY
    United States
    July 17, 2014
    Long Island, NY
  • Red Hook Film Festival
    United States
    Best Director of short film Audience.
Director Biography - Greg Pursino

Grew up in East New York Brooklyn Housing Projects. Raised by my Grandmother with my 3 other brothers. We were poor and not able to have new things and clothes so we were a custom to hand me downs. This had us using our imagination to build things and able us to have a greater creativity. Even though I started getting into films later in life, I would think of those days which helped in film making. I had three Cable Shows that I created, Hosted and my film The Projectionist. I also write, direct, produce and help others with their film projects.

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Director Statement

The Projectionist has some superb acting by all in the film. Even though this is only a short it took time to film. The airplane scene alone took weeks to film. The owner of the plane could only give us Wednesdays to shoot the scene. Well it rained 13 Wednesday's in a row before we could shoot. Needless to say other scenes had problems of their own. All and all it was a great experience and as long as I can I will make films.