Michael Corrente

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Growing up in Rhode Island, Michael Corrente was exposed to the movie by his father who regularly took his son to see whatever foreign-language films were playing in the area. Those motion pictures and a high school ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1959 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Producer (15)

Exeter 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Infected 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Some Velvet Morning 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Inkubus 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Kind Words 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Brooklyn Rules 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

When Zachery Beaver Came to Town 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Corn 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Door in the Floor 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Shot at Glory 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Say You'll Be Mine 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (7)

Loosies 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Brooklyn Rules 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Brotherhood 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

A Shot at Glory 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

American Buffalo 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Assassination Tango 2003 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

Homeless Man No 2 (Actor)

Kingpin 1996 (Movie)

Scranton Wino (Actor)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

Fredo (Actor)
Writer (3)

Outside Providence 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Federal Hill 1994 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Biography

Growing up in Rhode Island, Michael Corrente was exposed to the movie by his father who regularly took his son to see whatever foreign-language films were playing in the area. Those motion pictures and a high school field trip to Providence's Trinity Square Repertory Company to see a production of "A Man for All Seasons" convinced the youngster to pursue a career in the arts. Following completion of his studies at the Trinity Repertory Conservatory in 1981, Corrente bartered his abilities as a contractor in return for rehearsal spaces and production opportunities, mounting over 25 productions. In 1984, he set out for Manhattan where he wrote the one-act, semi-autobiographical "Federal Hill" and eventually established the Studio B Theatre Ensemble. Eventually he expanded the one-act to full-length and produced and directed its Off-Broadway premiere. Drawing on his experiences living in a slightly insular Italian-American community, he crafted a story about a group of buddies--small time hoods whose lives are upended when one falls for a coed. Knowing he had strong material, Corrente teamed with film director Bill Durkin to shoot "Title Shot" (1989), a nine-minute reel which they hoped could be used for fund-raising purposes. Over the course of the next few years, the script for Corrente's debut feature, also titled "Federal Hill" took shape. Shot in less than a month in 1993 on black-and-white stock and a very low budget, "Federal Hill" utilized the city of Providence as a major character as well. While modest in scope, the film's expert cinematography and Corrente's spin on what could have been familiar material won over critics. There was a slight brouhaha when Trimark, the film's distributor, made public its plans to issue "Federal Hill" in a "colorized" version, claiming that contemporary audiences wouldn't go to see a black-and-white movie. While the director was willing to consider such a move for a video release, he greatly opposed tinting the theatrical release. Eventually Trimark backtracked and agreed to let the release print remain in black and white and allowed Corrente to oversee the "colorization" of a home video version.

Relationships

Father
used to take Corrente to see foreign films

Sibling
has five

Libby Langdon

Wife
divorced August 2004

Linda Lavigne

Sister
owned the three-legged dog Samantha featured in "Outside Providence"

EDUCATION

Trinity Repertory Conservatory

Providence, Rhode Island 1981

Milestones

2007

Helmed "Brooklyn Rules", a drama set in 1980s Brooklyn during John Gotti's rise to power, starring Alec Baldwin, Freddie Prinze Jr., Scott Caan and Jerry Ferrara

2004

Produced the Tod Williams directed "Door in the Floor" starring Kim Basinger and Jeff Bridges

2000

Helmed "A Shot at Glory", about a Scottish soccer club, starring and produced by Robert Duvall

1999

Directed and co-wrote (with Peter and Bobby Farrelly) "Outside Providence", based on Peter Farrelly's novel

1998

With wife, produced "Say You'll Be Mine", the directing debut of Brad Kane

1998

Awarded lease to the Cranston Street Armory in Rhode Island; planned to develop building into a production facility for TV and film

1996

Appeared in small role in the Farrelly brothers' comedy "Kingpin"

1996

Helmed the screen adaptation of David Mamet's play "American Buffalo", starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz and Sean Nelson

1995

Co-starred in his feature directorial debut, "Federal Hill"; was engaged in dispute wiith Trimark, the film's distributor, because they wanted to 'colorize' the black-and-white film for its theatrical release; Corrente won out after the Artists Rights Fou

1991

Directed short "Providence", featuring Keanu Reeves and Deedee Pfeiffer; used as a means of raising funds for a feature that was later abandoned

1989

Wrote and acted in nine-minute film "Title Shot", directed by Bill Durkin; film was used to raise money for "Federal Hill"

1986

Produced and directed his play "Federal Hill" Off-Broadway

1984

Moved to New York City

Founded Studio B Theatre in NYC

Raised in Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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