SACKETS HARBOR – Shooting starts today for a short film to be centered on Sackets Harbor and the Lake Ontario Playhouse featuring two comedians from New York City, which will be produced and submitted to national film festivals.
The short film, named “A Dog’s Life,” is by Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Michael Kinnie, and New York City actors and comedians Mark Riccadonna and Jason Solomon. Once completed, the 20 minute short will be entered in various national film festivals, according to Mr. Kinnie, who last year had a short film featured in the Kingston Film Festival. Mark Riccadonna is also in a film that will be featured in the upcoming International Film Festival.
The new film will be shot entirely on location in and around the Lake Ontario Playhouse. The black comedy is the story of two buddies, a bartender, a dog and a wife (not necessarily in that order) and their antics. It will be co-directed by Michael Kinnie and Mark Riccadonna. A Dog’s Life will also feature New York City actress/comedian Angela Cobb and the Cinematography will be by Jim Gallagher, also from New York.
While the film will not include the stand-up comedy performances at the Playhouse, anyone interested in the film can get a sneak peek at the talent this weekend. Mark Riccadonna will be the headlining comedian for the Playhouse Friday and Saturday September 13 & 14th. Riccadonna, who is featured in a new film Game Night, has also been featured in a whole bunch of national TV commercials and is a member of the Off-Broadway theatre company The Amoralists .
The comedy show begins at 9 pm and also features the rest of the acting troupe including Jason Solomon, with Angela Cobb and Jim Gallagher doing guest spots. Discount tickets are available for the comedy shows at $10 per person.