The Burn Down Podcast brings people together over a cigar. No matter where you’re from, what you believe or how you look, cigars is what connects us! It’s designed to show the world the good that comes out of cigar conversations. Founded by Eric Josefson and Justin Heisig, The Burn Down is a podcast with conversations with people from all walks of life. From interviews with professional athletes like Ed Reed and John Starks, to singers and comedians like Ruben Studdard and Rocky Dale Davis, to mobsters and entrepreneurs like Billy Cutolo Jr. and Armando Montelongo, cigar makers like Robert Caldwell and Tony Gomez even military veterans like Ray “Cash” Care. Eric and Justin are passionate about cigars, but they’re also passionate about people. We created a podcast where guests can feel comfortable opening up and sharing their stories over a cigar. We’re here to inspire, uplift and to provide value. Check out our website: https://www.burndownpodcast.com/
Friday Oct 13, 2023
Friday Oct 13, 2023
Gianni and Milly-May McLaughlin, the creators of the award-winning independent mob film "Bless Me Father," join the Burn Down Podcast to share their unique story and how they made their own movie.
In August 2020, when their lavish destination wedding was canceled due to the pandemic, Gianni and Milly-May McLaughlin decided to use the money to pursue their passion for filmmaking. Their debut feature film, "Bless Me Father," set primarily in Hudson County, New Jersey, follows Vinny Dapello, a hitman for the New Jersey Italian Mob who is killing the same man who killed his father. Vinny, portrayed by Gianni, confesses his sins, and unveils the dirty history of his life. The film is also unique as the cast is comprised entirely of family and friends; a technique known as neorealism.
"Bless Me Father" is competing with larger, better-funded studio films on Amazon Prime. It has won multiple awards at both domestic and international film festivals. In 2022, it was named "New Jersey's Film of the Year!".
“Bless Me Father” is available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime Video. Rent or buy it now!