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Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 23, 1983: Just days before Christmas, the Oliverio family readies their Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition stretching back to the old country of Calabria. Amidst the preparations, Tony Oliverio, a young man with big dreams and a bigger heart, wonders if he’ll find love this Christmas season or spend it alone with his loud and loving family- Great Grandma Nonnie, Grandpa Johnny, Great Uncles Frankie and Carmine, his parents, his brother, and a host of friends. When Sarah, the girlfriend of his cousin Angelo, introduces Tony to Beth, it looks like Tony’s holiday experience might take a turn for the better. That is unless Nonnie thinks Beth isn’t good enough for her great-grandson, and Beth’s Ivy League suitor doesn’t steal her heart first. Come on inside, where it’s warm, and the smells of cooking fish permeate the air, and let’s have a visit.

  • Robert Tinnell
    Kids of the Round Table, Frankenstein and Me, Believe
  • Jeffrey Tinnell
    Back Fork, Les Boys, Frankenstein and Me, Hunted, Son of the Pink Panther
  • John Michaels
    Caveman, Shades of Gray,
  • Scott Witty
  • Madison Iseman
    Key Cast
    Jumanji, Goosebumps, Annabelle
  • Skyler Gisondo
    Key Cast
    Santa Clarities Diet, National Lampoon's Vacation, BookSmart
  • Joe Pantoliano
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Frankie"
    Risky Business, The Sopranos, Matrix, Bad Boys
  • Paul Ben Victor
    Key Cast
    Daredevil, True Romance, The Rookie
  • Ray Abruzzo
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Carmine"
    Ray Donovan, The Sopranos
  • Addison Timlin
    Key Cast
    That Awkward Moment, Californication
  • Josh Helman
    Key Cast
    X-Men:Days of Future, Mad Max - Fury Road
  • Lynn Cohen
    Key Cast
    Munich, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy, Holiday
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Jeffrey Tinnell
Distribution Information
  • Jeffrey Tinnell
Director Biography - Robert Tinnell

Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. He most recently adapted his Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel, FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES, into a feature film starring Madison Iseman, Skyler Gisondo, Joe Pantoliano and Paul Ben-Victor. In late 2017 he produced the feature film, BACK FORK, for writer/director/star, Josh Stewart. Tinnell’s initial claim to fame was as producer on the notorious cult class SURF NAZIS MUST DIE and as a producer of music videos, including the class MTV Award-winner, STRAIGHT UP by Paula Abdul. As time passed, he became better known for his work as a director and screenwriter on feature films including KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE, FRANKENSTEIN AND ME and BELIEVE.

Feast of the Seven Fishes
Frankenstein and Me
Kids of the Round Table

Back Fork
The Hunted
Shades of Gray
South of Reno
Surf Nazis Must Die

Sacrifice (pre-prod 2019)
Feast of the Seven Fishes
Frankenstein and Me
Kids of the Round Table

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