‘Making Bones’ premieres April 19th at Monroe Social with hosts Joey Ambrosini, Tony Spera

Tony Spera, foreground, as Carmine De Luca with crime family in "Making Bones". Co-stars from left, Dennis Mullin, Tony Bonsignore, Wade Kirby, Glenn E. Mate (far right) and Frank Sacco (back right). The photo was taken behind Monroe Social.

MONROE, CT — “Making Bones”, a suspenseful film about a mob soldier’s emotional turmoil after being assigned to kill his younger cousin to “make his bones” in the Mafia, was written and directed by Monroe native Joey Ambrosini, who stars in the movie to be featured on the streaming platform LateFlix this summer.

The red carpet will be rolled out to welcome the cast and crew at a premier and after party at Monroe Social, 494 Main St., on Friday, April 19. Admission is free, though donations for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are welcome.

Monroe Social is the same location where a bar scene was shot and most of the extras were Monroe locals. Lexia Hayden, 16, a Masuk High School junior, who has a speaking part in her the role as a bar patron.

“I am thrilled to be involved in this project and to have the privilege of premiering the movie at Monroe Social,” said Constantin Crama, the owner of the restaurant. “The evening is already fully booked, and it’s wonderful to witness our fantastic town rallying together to support Joey. I believe he is incredibly talented and has a promising future ahead of him.”

“Monroe Social has been the backbone for the movie,” Ambrosini said. “I couldn’t be more thankful for Constantin for all he has done between the filming location, the wrap party location, and now it’s the premiere and I’m really happy to celebrate it where it was made.”

The doors will open at 4 p.m. and the red carpet show will begin at 5 p.m. This will be followed by a meet and greet with the “Annabelle” movie doll at 6 p.m.

It’s showtime at 7 p.m., when guests will experience the first viewing of “Making Bones”. The movie will be followed by a question and answer period and an after party with live music by Kali Taino and Louie P.

John “The Iceman” Scully as Angelo Giordano.

A 50/50 raffle contest for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with significant prizes, including a free boxing session with the former NABF Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Connecticut Boxing Hall Fame inductee, Tony “TNT” Grano, and a $200 gift certificate to Endangered Studio.

Known for his roles in “Alarmed” and “Johnny & Clyde”, Joey Ambrosini made his directorial debut with “Making Bones”.

“Taking on the role of the director was definitely a challenge, but very well worth it,” he said. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the efforts put into this from my cast and crew.”

“Making Bones” stars Randy Borruso as Dickie DiCenzo, the mob soldier ordered to do a hit on his cousin, Tommy DiCenzo, played by Ambrosini.

The cast also includes Tony Spera as the mob boss, Carmine De Luca. Spera also appeared in Ambrosini’s movie short, “The Jackpot Hit”.

Randy Borruso, left, as Dickie DiCenzo with Joey Ambrosini as Tommy DiCenzo.

“This is a really terrific short film and I am honored to be part of it,” Spera said. “I marvel at the ingenuity and creativity of the movie’s creator, Joey Ambrosini. He took an idea, made it bloom into a really nice little movie, and pulled it off with very little funding. Amazing.”

Ambrosini said it was Spera who came up with the idea for “Making Bones”.

“The day Tony first called me to pitch the storyline, I knew I wanted to bring it to life in Monroe and the blessings that came out of that decision have been extraordinary,” he said. “This is really a terrific short film and I am honored to be part of it.”

Spera is the son-in-law of famed paranormal researchers, Lorraine and Edward Warren, and had continued their work. To that end, he’s planning an event, The Warren’s Seekers of the Supernatural Paracon, to be held September 27-29 in Gettysburg, Penn.

Special guests include Bonnie Aarons and Jim Beaver. Tickets are available at nespr.ticketspice.com/warrensparacon.

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