It’s the classic New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox rivalry, over dinner in Boston’s North End. The comedic short film “27” is now available for online viewing (embedded above) featuring Tony and Carmine, two stubborn Italian-American cousins, and a hot-ticket waitress named Angela. Locals will recognize the setting as Gennaro’s 5 North Square restaurant branded as Vito’s for the film.
The 25-minute film was written and directed by Boston-area resident Dino Brogna. Brogna funded some of the $30,000 production cost himself and raised the rest using the crowd sourcing site, indigogo.
“When I started writing the script, I knew there wasn’t another story I wanted to tell more than coming from a passionate Italian family, being a proud Bostonian and loving the Red Sox,” says director Brogna.
Dino Brogna has written and produced television and web promos for some of the largest non-profit organizations in the world. He spent five years at TV Guide as a Senior Writer and producer and won national awards for his writing and directing promos for red carpet coverage for the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards. In 2011, following critical acclaim for his national campaign promoting the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Brogna decided to pursue his dream to write and produce “27”.