Documentary Casting Call: Looking for Italian-American Families from Pittsburgh

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An award-winning New York-based production company, whose previous films have premiered on HBO, Showtime, and Netflix, is currently producing a documentary about Italian-American families. They are looking for a Pittsburgh-based multi-generational family that gets together on a regular basis to share a meal.  Think the traditional “Sunday Dinner.”  Regular basis can mean weekly, monthly, several holidays and birthdays per year.  The film is looking to explore what is special about the Italian-American experience with varying generations, and the challenges that keep their traditions and families together in our current society.

If you are interested in being part of this special project, know someone that fits this description or have any questions, please email Maria at Maria@4throwfilms.comOne of the film’s producers will be in Pittsburgh scouting next week, November 10th and 11th.

Their current film, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is being released by Magnolia Pictures, is playing at the Regent SquareTheater at 8pm on November 11th as part of the Three Rivers Film Festival. For information, please visit:

Please note: do not send your emails to Ciao Pittsburgh. All emails need to go to Maria (