The Red Maple Leaf has been selected to have its Canadian premiere on Friday November 11th, 2016 in Hamilton, Ontario as part of the 11th Hamilton Film Festival.
“I’m excited to premiere in Hamilton, and share this great movie with a great city,” says Frank D’Angelo, “because The Red Maple Leaf was conceived, shot and edited in Hamilton so it’s a full circle for me and my entire production staff.”
The Red Maple Leaf has already captured the hearts of audiences who have seen it, playing to capacity crowds and receiving tremendous accolades at two prominent California film festivals, California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) and Action on Film (AOF). At the competitive Action on Film (AOF) festival, The Red Maple Leaf gathered 10 nominations and 5 wins including (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Sound Design, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Foreign Film), and walked away with the coveted Best Picture award. Moving forward, the film has also been selected to be the closing film at the 31st Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Nov 4 – 20, 2016) and The Sunrise Film Festival in Nova Scotia on Nov 12, 2016.
The Red Maple Leaf tells the story of the daughter of a U.S. Ambassador who is snatched from under the nose of her Secret Service detail in Ottawa. As the American authorities search for answers, pressure comes at them from every side and, while Canada and the U.S. fight over jurisdiction, seasoned veteran police detective Alfonso Palermo puts everything aside to find her.
The movie is written, directed and produced by Frank D’Angelo and he also plays the leading role alongside some of Hollywood’s most notable actors including James Caan, Robert Loggia, Martin Landau, Paul Sorvino, Kris Kristofferson, Mira Sorvino, Michael Paré, Armand Assante, Eric Roberts, Margot Kidder, Daniel Baldwin, Laurier Fortier, Doris Roberts and Marc Blucas. The film is dedicated to the great Oscar nominated Robert Loggia and the Emmy Award-winning Doris Roberts, the last film both actors appeared in.
There’s more good news for Frank D’Angelo as his In Your Ear Productions Ltd. just completed a 5-year worldwide distribution deal with 20th Century Fox Incendo Television for four of his films: Real Gangsters, Big Fat Stone, No Deposit, and Sicilian Vampire. Plus, he has just started preproduction on a new feature film which will be shooting in February 2017 and his new Christmas album “Spending Christmas with Frank D’Angelo” is just being released worldwide and will be available on iTunes and online for the holiday season.
Frank D’Angelo is a screenwriter, director, actor, musician and Canadian talk show host. As a performer, he knew there was a big void in Canada for Canadians to promote their talents and so he created The Being Frank Show, a nationally broadcast late night talk/variety show. It has boasted guests and show business luminaries such as Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Tony Bennett, Graham Greene, Bill Fichtner, Kim Coates, Estella Warren, Bai Ling, Reggae Rapper Snow, Pavlo, Dan Hill, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan, Missi Pyle, Kevin Hearn of The Barenaked Ladies and many, many more. The Being Frank Show has just started taping its 7th season.