FAMILY ON BOARD, 15min, USA, Drama
Poetry by George Pogatsia
On his way to report to prison, Mike Petito reflects on his life and anticipates what lies ahead ... that's when catastrophe strikes.
The scenario: You are home enjoying some private time with your spouse. The kids are asleep. A window breaks; your neighbor screams. You call 9-1-1. You witness your neighbor being dragged out by two thugs. What do you do?
Where is the line between a heroic action and an unlawful one?
I wanted to be the story teller, not the judge and jury. I wanted to tell the story of a man with a hard exterior who is easily pre-judged and take away the one thing he loves most: his family. This reveals the depth of his vulnerability and causes him to retreat into himself. It is not until he is faced with catastrophe that he returns to who he truly is...
Eric Roberts as Prosecutor
Tony Sirico as Rocco
George Pogatsia as Mike Petito
Karina Arroyave as Yvette Petito
Matthew Cowles as Donovan Bezer
Gino Cafarelli as Danny Petito
Michael Mazzeo as Carmine
William Pogatsia as William Petito
Chloe Pogatsia as Chloe Petito
Chris McGinn as 9-1-1 Dispatcher
Skyler Pinkerton as Arresting Officer
Michael Devine as Arresting Officer
Lisa Regina as Barbara Kalinsky
Vic Martino as Burt
Bruce Meakem as Businessman
Jesse R. Tendler as Charlie Kalinsky
Tom Gottlieb as Chuck Moreau (voice)
Bruce Wilson Jr. as Court Officer
Michael Croce as Eddie McCormick
Ernest Mingione as George Kalinsky
Ryan Woodle as Joseph Pines
Patricia R. Floyd as Judge
Maria Taylor as Marcela Williams
Letty Serra as Mary Petito
Richard DeDomenico as Michael Petito Sr.
Tom DiNardo as Panhandler
George Psomas as Policeman
Laura Butler as Pregnant Woman
Victor Pagan as Tito