Making The Day

A has-been character actor attempts to complete a movie honoring his deceased wife, when divine intervention leads him to an aspiring, free-spirited actress that just might be his perfect leading lady.

  • Michael Canzoniero
    Director
    Don Peyote, The Marconi Bros., Shelter Island, The Owner, Finding Cody
  • Juliette Bennett
    Key Cast
    "Samantha "
    The Nth Ward, Smothered by Mothers, As Good as Dead
  • Steven Randazzo
    Key Cast
    "Nick Fazzio"
    Find Me Guilty, Ali, Trees Lounge
  • Dan Fogler
    Key Cast
    "Tony Guest"
    Balls of Fury, Fantastic Beasts, Good Luck Chuck, The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Natalie Knepp
    Key Cast
    "Natalie Papp"
    A Joyous Christmas, Impossible Monsters, Sam, The Night Before, The Last Five Years
  • Dwayne Hill
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Jones"
    Mean Girls, Crash Canyon, Blood Horn, Northern Rescure
  • Alexander Berenbaum
    Key Cast
    "Audition Girl"
    Lust Life Lucy, Snowflake, The Unexpected, Younger
  • Timothy "Speed" Levitch
    Key Cast
    "Slim"
    Up to Speed, Dead Ringer, Stroker & Hoop
  • Craig Gerraghty
    Key Cast
    "Mike Powers"
    Marconi Bros, Don Peyote
  • Michael Canzoniero
    Writer
    Don Peyote, The Marconi Bros., Shelter Island, The Owner, Finding Cody
  • Michael Berenbaum
    Writer
    (Editor) Before Night Falls, Barton Fink, Sex and the City
  • Michael Canzoniero
    Producer
    Don Peyote, The Marconi Bros., Shelter Island, The Owner, Finding Cody
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, DCP, Secure Online Screener
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 (SCOPE)
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Michael Canzoniero

Michael Canzoniero is an award winning director, producer and cinematographer who has worked in a range of mediums including: narrative film, commercials, reality television and documentaries since graduating from NYU’s Grad film program in 1997. His first narrative feature, The Marconi Bros
(which he co-wrote and directed), premiered at the SXSW Film Festival ‘08 and his follow-up feature Don Peyote
had a 30-city theatrical release and starred Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Anne Hathaway, Annabella Sciorra, Wallace Shawn and Josh Duhamel. In 2012, Canzoniero directed the feature documentary Shelter Island which played in over 40 film festivals and was distributed by TDC Entertainment. In 2015, he helped launch the post facility ProMedia in Times Square and Post-Supervised over a half-dozen indie features and docs including Jennifer Westfeld/Jon Hamm’s documentary Circus Kid
and James Schamus’ Furlough. In 2018, Canzoniero left ProMedia and opened up MCM Creative where he recently completed his fourth feature Making the Day starring Steve Randazzo and Juliette Bennett.

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