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The Wooden Bowl


An age old tale, is reimagined in this modernized dramatic narrative about Michael Critelli who moves his frail old father, who suffers from dementia, into his families home. When the care required is much more than expected and causes relationship issues between Michael and his wife Catherine, one act by their son, 7 year old Bobby, turns the situation around enabling the Critelli family to find peace and happiness in their home once again.

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Connie C Lamothe


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january 27, 2024


World Premiere

Alamo Drafthouse

181 Kernstown Commons Blvd

Winchester, VA 22602

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Meet the Director/Writers/Producers

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Connie C Lamothe

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In 1999 my Mother passed very quickly with cancer leaving my Father, her husband for 54 years, behind. After a short period of living in their home of many years, Dad made a decision to move in with my husband, children and I. A short time later, he was diagnosed with dementia which developed into alzheimers. For eight years we cared for my Father and watched a great man wither away. To say it was a challenging experience, is an understatement . Sadly, my father, eventually forgot how to eat and this is ultimately what took him from this earth in May, 2009. Shortly thereafter, I came across the beautiful story of The Wooden Bowl which inspired me to produce and direct my own version of a centuries old story about family, relationships and love. It is my hope that you will enjoy my faith based, cinematic direction of The Wooden Bowl.

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Michael P. Brennan

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Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Brennan has been writing in some form for as long as he has been able to grip a pencil and focused his creative energy on doing so all the way through college. He mainly wrote stories and poetry before eventually finding his ways to screenwriting in his final semester at Towson University. Realizing he had any stories to tell and being a lifelong movie fanatic, he knew this is what he was meant to do. Michael took courses at Johns Hopkins University and was mentored by well-regarded screenwriting instructors. He has written numerous screenplays, both short and feature length and many of them have been produced. He currently has a film in development and is seeking a producer for his TV pilot.

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Executive Producer

Nick Nerangis

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Nick Nerangis was a child entertainer in New York. Later he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and today, he is a full time entertainer. Nick has won three best actor awards in independent film festivals and appeared on several TV series including, The West Wing, House of Cards, Homicide, Life on the Street, Spent and others TV series and films as well as many stage productions.

Associate Producer

Howard Lutter

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Howard Lutter has been an associate producer on several films including The Wooden Bowl and has also acted in several full-length feature films such as C-Bar and Confession of a Closeted People, and multiple episodes of re-enacted and unsolved mysteries for the Crime Stoppers Organization. He enjoys acting and will go wherever there is acting work for him.

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Associate Producer

Laurence James Sargent

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Director of Photography, 1st AD, Composer, Musicians, etc

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Director of Photography/Editor

Sean Morgan

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Sean Morgan is a Director, Writer, Cinematographer and a newly published children's book author. His passion for film and pushing cinematography bounds is evident throughout his work. With family being at the forefront of his focus, he strives to incorporate that same connection in his business, MUVIfilms. Born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Summerville (the birthplace of Sweet Tea), Sean is a graduate of Trident Technical College with a certification in Aerospace Engineering and Photography of Media Arts.

1st AD

Kalema Shaw

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Filmmaking is a passion of mine that has grown within recent years & has given me a new outlet for creativity that is unmatched. I love being on set & making memorable, quality productions with fellow filmmakers. I have been fortunate enough to find a great home within the South Carolina film community.

I've had the pleasure of working with several local filmmakers and have worked on a Reconstruction Era docuseries with SCETV.

Although I got my start in front of the camera, as an actress, I enjoy being behind the scenes as an Assistant Director as well. I have a great love for both sides of the camera for different reasons. My goal is to continue to sharpen both my Assistant Director skills as well as my acting skills in preparation for upcoming opportunities.

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Matthew Coleman (No Link)

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Matthew J. Coleman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He became a firefighter for the Air Force in 1997. Now a Veteran, and a Department of Defense Fire Captain, with more than 25 years of real world experience, Matthew is an Incident Safety Officer, EMT, and specializes in confined space/high angle rescue. "Matt" is enjoying working on the sets of film where his skills are needed in the safety of crew and cast alike.

UPDATE: Matt was recently named “2023 Fire Officer of the Year” and was promoted to Station Chief and will perform as the Senior Fire Officer at Joint Base Charleston Fire Department

Mauro Crivelli


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Mauro Crivelli is a talented film composer, winner of the Paris Film. Festival in 2018. Italian born in India, he nurtured his passion for music from a young age. After studying at the prestigious Academia Chigiana in Siena, he graduated under the guidance of the Oscar-winning Luis Bacalov. His eclectic musical career has embraced various genres, but it is in the realm of film scores that he has gained international recognition. The accolade at the Paris Film Festival is just one of the many awards attesting to his extraordinary ability to transform emotions into musical notes.

Country Singing Legend

Bobby G. Rice

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Bobby G. Rice is proof that music is a universal language. The legendary

singer-songwriter struck success with a string of pop hit remakes in the early

70's that drew in country crowds, leading to 30 Billboard Chart hits, numerous awards

and over four decades of entertaining. 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the Bobby G. Rice smash number one hit, “You Lay

So Easy On My Mind.” As the performer and songwriter, Rice earned CMA nomincations for sigle and album of the year, as well as male vocalist of the year in 1973. And once again, stretching musical genres, Rice was further honored when such notable names as Loretta Lynn, Conway

Twitty, Roy Orbison, David Houston, Kitty Wells, Jerry Springer, Bill Anderson’s Po Boys Band,

Pat Boone and Andy Williams all recorded his signature song, “You Lay So Easy On My Mind.”

The mild mannered artist developed his passion for music as a child on his family’s own radio show. His popularity quickly spread beyond his native state of Wisconsin with the 1970 revivals of the Jimmy Gilmore pop classic, “Sugar Shack” and Bruce Channel’s “Hey Baby” followed by his versions of standards “Mountain of Love” and “Suspicion.” Bobby G. Rice’s smooth vocal styling placed mor4e songs on the Billboard Top 10 Chart, including “You Give Me You,” “Write Me A Letter” and “Freda Comes, Freda Goes.” “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” and “My Special Angel” also hit the charts for Rice. Bobby G. Rice’s achievements led to some historical stages. Rice performed on the Grand Ole Opry, the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree, the Ralph Emery Show, Nashville Now, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, Midwest Country, The Bill Anderson TV Show, The Wilburn Brothers TV Show, The Ronnie Prophet TV Show (Toronto, Canada BBC) and the Dean Martin replacement show Music Country USA on NBC. As an entertainer, Bobby G. Rice continues to explore the latest outlets with the release of his music. Be watching for the new 50th anniversary release of his 1973 #1 smash “You Lay So Easy On My Mind” on Century II Records. Rice continues to record, write songs and tour with the same motto he started with, “It’s all about the fans and giving them good music.”

Country Singer/Writer-Jeremy Joe Larsen (No Link)

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Jeremy Joe Larsen is a Former Professional Rodeo Cowboy who has a long List of accomplishments and accolades. He also has more than his fair share of trials and tribulations. Jeremy Joe started riding bulls with his dad in 1994. In 1995 he went through Rodeo Legend Gary Leffew's 30 day Bull Riding school. Tragically, his Dad was killed by a hit and run driver in 1996 (still unresolved today). With encouragement and assistance from Rodeo Legend Harlan Knowles, Jeremy Joe competed as a Professional Bull Rider with the PRCA and NPRA Rodeo Associations from 1994-2012. During his Rodeo career Jeremy Joe also worked as Professional Union Carpenter starting his apprenticeship in 1997. He worked his way up to Assistant Superintendent until he was medically retired from the trade 2008 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. In 2010 Jeremy Joe made his debut trip to Nashville to meet with Legendary Songwriter "Larry Shell" (who co-wrote "Murder on Music Row" with Songwriting Legend "Larry Cordle" which was Recorded by Alan Jackson and George Strait) at the BMI building. Jeremy Joe left that meeting with his BMI contract and was immediately set up to go meet with Trish Matthews at the NSAI Building where immediately became a Member of the NSAI Family. That same week and although he could no longer compete at the same level, Jeremy Joe informed the NSAI that he had to go finish his Rodeo career where he also volunteered and mentored the next generation of Bull Riders. He was committed to resume his Passion for Songwriting after he retired from Rodeo and he completely retired from Bull Riding in 2012. In 2013, Jeremy Joe came back to Nashville to resume his passion for songwriting. However, he was also being encouraged to pursue his career as a Professional Rodeo Judge by Harlan and his Friends in the Rodeo Community. Jeremy Joe never quit writing songs and kept improving his craft. Then in 2014 he wrote a song called "Heart Full of Love" dedicated to Robin Williams Family after his passing on August 11 that same year. Through various connections, Jeremy Joe was invited to Hollywood in September 2014 where he performed the song with the Reel Cowboys organization and was immediately invited to become a member and ultimately became their Ambassador in 2017. On February 20, 2023, at 87 years of age, Harlan Knowles passed away. After a brief time out, Jeremy Joe followed through with his commitment to Judge the entire 2022 Lazy HK winter Bull Riding Series and Retired his illustrious 29 year Professional Rodeo Career. With much experience and stories to share, Jeremy Joe returned to Nashville in pursuit of his passion as a Professional Songwriter.

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Johnny Alonso as Michael Critelli

Nick Nerangis as Stephen CritelliGrandpa)

Jessica Claros as Catherine Critelli

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Ethan Flynn as Bobby Critelli

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Zachary Tobin as Officer Tobin

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Howard Lutter as Social Worker

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James Wanek as Park Hiker

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James Herron as Voice Actor

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Camera Operator...................Corey Lipske

2nd Camera/Assistant....................Julie Beatty

Gaffer & Grip....................Ramone Coles

Sound Recorder....................James Redman, Jr.

Assistant to Mr. Nerangis & Mr. Alonso....................Devon Betzold

Production Assistant....................Sophia Ramos

Production Assistant....................Ivanna Ramos

Catering....................Reid Lamothe & Beverly Kellett

Editor....................Sean Morgan

Audio Engineer....................Sean Morgan

Score/Composer....................Mauro Crivelli

Original Songs/Music....................Bobby G. Rice, Jeremy Joe Larsen & Brent Ronen


Rob Carroll

Beverly Kellett

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Norman Becker

Reid Lamothe

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