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Paul J. Alessi Interview: Knuckle Draggers Producer

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Fresh off his “Best Actor” award at the Reel HeART International Film Festival in Toronto this past Saturday night (June 27th), Knuckle Draggers Producer/Actor Paul J. Alessi was gracious enough to take the time to answer a few questions for our readers in this exclusive interview Q&A. Alessi plays the co-lead role as Kyle, an abrasive divorced man who offers his “expert” advice on relationships to his struggling brother Ethan (Ross McCall).

Knuckle Draggers is an independent film with a talented ensemble cast (undoubtedly several future stars of film will come out of this group) that is currently… READ MORE

Video Interview with Paul J. Alessi and Filmnut

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Filmnut – Actor/Producer Paul J. Alessi

Jeff Schubert Host/Producer of Filmnut says, “Award winning Actor/Producer Paul J. Alessi came on to talk about his romantic comedy Knuckle Draggers. I felt like I was talking to an actor from the Sorpranos! Paul was a lot of fun with his New York attitude and telling stories about how his film came together, working with his cast and crew. He is doing a great job of promoting and marketing his film, something that every filmmaker needs to pay attention. There is more product then ever out there and if you’re going to stand out you have to put in the time. We get into that a little and Alessi offers up some websites. The F. Gary Grey story (Grey directing credits include: “Be Cool” “The Negotiator” & “The Italian Job”) alone is worth watching the interview. But lots of other great material including how he auditioned for and got on the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race”… Knuckle Draggers is still on the festival circuit, it will closing the Real Heart Festival in Toronto this Saturday, I’ll announce on the message boards when it’s going to be released, I’m looking forward to it. And Or you can keep up with it here:

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Tandem Offline Print Coverage of Paul J Alessi and Knuckle Draggers

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Tandem offline print coverage of Paul J Alessi and Knuckle Draggers includes an interview, details and news about the film.

Producer Paul J. Alessi talks about Knuckle Draggers, part of T.O.’s ReelHeART Film Festival

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Knuckle Draggers is a humorous but very real look at the state of modern male-female relationships. Written and directed by Alex Ranarivelo, produced by Paul J. Alessi, and co-produced by Amie Barsky and Baptiste DeRivel, the film is a relationship movie from a male perspective. The story follows Ethan, an all around nice guy who gets dumped because he wasn’t able to provide his fiancée with the plush, stable life her friends were living. Desperate to get her back, he seeks help from his older brother Kyle, a tough talking sexist who seems to have a way with the ladies. Kyle gives Ethan a crash course on women and dating much to the disgust of some of Ethan’s female friends. Just when it seems Kyle’s misogynistic theories are about to prove themselves true, things take an unexpected turn and… READ MORE

With an undertone that makes it relatable and compelling…

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Disclaimer:  This review is about a movie that is a little off the beaten path for Screen Rant.  If you know me, you know I like explosive TV and movies with a lot of carnage.  I was invited to screen this indie movie and after watching it, I politely annoyed asked Vic if I could publish my review of the movie here.  Let’s get on with it, shall we?

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Despite having a standard plot that we may have seen before, Knuckle Draggers comes at us with an undertone that makes it relatable and compelling… READ MORE (and see exclusive photos and news!!)

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