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INTERVIEWER: What is your favorite scene in the film?
FRANCESCO: When Frankie meets the shady immigration lawyer. First, because the lawyer is played by Olan Montgomery, one of the most underrated actor in New York City today. Second because the scene revolves around the main theme of the movie that can be sum up as, "What's your life worth, if you can't achieve your dreams?"
After winning the Oaxaca Film Festival for best International, "Frankie: Italian Roulette" has come in 2nd for Best Short Film at the Italian Nastro D’argento, the top award of the Italian film industry. “Nastri d’Argento,” is essentially the Italian Academy Awards where journalists vote on their favorite films of the year. As a finalist for Best Short Film in this year’s Nastri d’Argento, Frankie depicts the story of an Italian immigrant, Frankie Tramonto, and his struggle to earn a Green Card in New York City.
Frankie debuted at Cannes in 2015, won the Oaxaca Film Festival and has run in numerous festivals including the LoneStar Film Festival in Texas, The Big Apple Film Festival, won best short at the Shortcut100 Film Festival in Chicago and A Special Award of Merit in The Indie Fest. Frankie also payed in Italian Short Film Day 2015 in various theaters internationally.
Rush Call Clown won the judges favor with The Judges Award award in its very first film festival this past Sunday in London. The short film was one of 30 films out of 700 submissions officially selected for the Discover Short Film Awards Festival screened on October 1st, 2016 in London. Roger Smith, who played the Director in the film along with Sheron Cumming's, also in the film accepted the award on Olan's behalf. Announced Dec 29th 2016, The New York Academy of Film and Music has selected Rush Call Clown as one of it's Award Winners and will also score the film's music with an Award Winning Composer for their upcoming Film festival in New York.
FRANKIE: Italian Roulette now available online here on my SHORTS page!
RUSH CALL CLOWN gets JUDGES AWARD at LONDON Discover Short Film Awards & is selected as an Award Winning Film for NYAFM's upcoming Film Festival!
Feature Film Haymaker directed by Nick Sasso gets write-up
in Entertainment Weekly. Olan has a supporting role in the film.
1. Olan costars in upcoming feature film 'Alterscape' with Michael Ironside and Charlie Baker produced by John Keeyes. 2. RUSH CALL CLOWN won THE JUDGES AWARD at London's Discover Film Festival Oct 2016, a short film written, directed, shot and produced by Olan about how man's life unravels when a social media post goes viral turning his life upside down. 3. Frankie: Italian Roulette won all sorts of awards at several top festivals this year including 2nd Place at the Nastro D'Argento in Rome and Best International Short Film at Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico. 4. Desiree Akhavan's top Sundance feature film Appropriate Behavior tells the story of a bisexual Iranian living in Brooklyn. Olan plays Joseph Henderson. 5. Award winning Boardwalk Empire season II, Olan co-stars in the episode "Peg of Old." 6. Olan's latest role in Season 4 of The Blacklist 'Requiem' 7. Olan's Award Winning film Silence =. 8. Olan co-stars as the crying mailman in Seth Meyers "Oscarbait" 9. Olan plays the groundsman in The last Day of Summer.
Check out Olan as Boris an aging Russian Strongman in Crocodile Boy now on Vimeo!
OLAN on The Blacklist "Requiem' directed by Terence O'Hara
& Supporting in Tosca Musk film Hollywood Dirt
Olan in Seth Meyer's 'Oscar Bait'
Silence = official selection at Glitter Film Festival in Oklahoma and LA Neo Noir Film Festival LANNEFF.
OLAN in AWARD WINNING FILM & TELEVISON